North Bellmore UFSD
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    Parent’s &Visitor’s Guidelines

    In order to maintain an orderly, respectful and secure educational environment for the students and staff of the North Bellmore UFSD, it is essential that all parents and visitors to our buildings be aware of their responsibilities and adhere to the expected code of conduct as set forth in this pamphlet and the Comprehensive School Safety Plan.

    Parents are expected to:

    • Recognize that the education of children is a joint responsibility of the parents and the school community.

    • Help their children understand that in a democratic society appropriate rules are required to maintain a safe, orderly environment.

    • Ensure that children bring only items appropriate and related to the instructional program at school.

    • Know school and classroom rules and help their children understand them. Convey to their children a supportive attitude toward education and the district.

    • Build good relationships with teachers, other parents and their children's friends.

    • Help their children deal effectively with peer pressure.

    • Inform school officials of changes in the home situation that may affect student conduct or performance.

    • Insist their children be dressed and groomed in a manner consistent with the student dress code.

    • Provide a place for study, and ensure homework assignments are completed.

    • Review the Code of Pupil Discipline/Cooperation with their child and sign it.


    Public Conduct on School Property

    Schools are a place of work and learning. Certain limits must be set for parents and other district citizens who visit our schools and classrooms. All persons on school property or attending a school function shall conduct themselves in a respectful and orderly manner. The building principal or his/her designee is responsible for all persons in the building and on the grounds. The following rules apply to visitors to the schools:

    • Anyone who is not a regular staff member or student of the school will be considered a visitor

    • All visitors to the school must report to the office of the principal upon arrival at the school. They will be required to sign the visitor’s register and will be issued a visitor’s badge, which must be worn at all times while in the school or on school grounds. The visitor must return the badge to the principal’s office and sign out before leaving the building.

    • Visitors attending school functions that are open to the public, such as parent-teacher organization meetings or public gatherings, are not required to register.

    • Parents or citizens who wish to observe a classroom while school is in session are required to arrange such visits with the classroom teacher(s), so that class disruption is kept to a minimum.

    • Teachers are expected not to take class time to discuss individual matters with visitors.

    • Any unauthorized person on school property will be reported to the principal or his/her designee. Unauthorized persons will be asked to leave. The police may be called if the situation warrants.

    • All visitors are expected to abide by the rules for public conduct on school property contained in the Code of Conduct.


    Conduct Prohibited on School Property

    No person shall:

    • Intentionally injure any other person or threaten to do so.

    • Intentionally damage or destroy school property or the property of a teacher, administrator, other district employee or any other person lawfully on school property, including graffiti or arson.

    • Disrupt the orderly conduct of classes, school programs or other school activities.

    • Distribute or wear materials on school grounds or at school functions that are obscene, advocate illegal action, appear libelous, obstruct the rights of others, or are disruptive to the school program.

    • Intimidate, harass or discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability

    • Enter any portion of the school premises without authorization or remain in any building or facility after it is normally closed.

    • Obstruct the free movement of any person in any place to which this code applies.

    • Violate the traffic laws, parking regulations or other restrictions of vehicles.

    • Possess, consume, sell, distribute or exchange alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, or be under the influence of either on school property or at a school function.

    • Possess or use weapons in or on school property or at school function, except in the case of law enforcement officers. Loiter on or about school functions.

    • Gamble on school property or at school functions.

    • Refuse to comply with any reasonable order of identifiable school district officials performing their duties.

    • Willfully incite others to commit any of the acts prohibited by this code.

    • Violate any federal or state statute, local ordinance or board policy while on school property or while at a school function.

    Persons in violation of the Code of Conduct

    The authorization of a visitor, to remain on school grounds or at any school function shall be withdrawn and they shall be directed to leave the premises. If they refuse to leave, they shall be subject to ejection.

    The district reserves its right to pursue a civil or criminal legal action against any person violating the code.