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24 hours notice to visit childs class with chaperone!!....added

Posted by on May. 22, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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Ok so I am the one who complained a couple weeks ago about a new rule not allowing parents to walk thier kids to class. I still think it's dumb but I will get over it now they have another new rule comming into affect next year as well. This rule says that If you want to visit and so will the kids. If you want to visit your child's class You must get permission 24 hours in advance. Then you will be escorted down to the class with a chaperone and the chaperone will stay with you. You can only stay for no more then 20 minutes and the chaperone will stay with you then escort you out!! I think this is kinda crazy!!!  or is it just me?

up until next year we have been able to walk our kids to thier class we just have to stop and get a pass. during the day if we have to drop off something our kids forgot or need to enter pass the office we have to stop and show our I.D then we can go to the class. Here is an example of why I like being able to walk my kids to class

--The friday before spring break dd got a order form for her field day shirt. The money was due the monday after spring break. DS did not come home with an order form. So on Monday  I had to walk him in to pay for his shirt so I knew it wasn't late.--

I dunno just seems kinda strict.

Forgot to add.. You are only allowed to visit your child class once a semester. That's twice a year!!

by on May. 22, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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cmfarm
by on May. 22, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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That rule seems a bit much. It is school, not prison.

mjande4
by Platinum Member on May. 22, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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Policies like these don't just magically appear.  There was an incident or is a custody/lawsuit that prompted the school to institute new rules.

maxswolfsuit
by Max on May. 22, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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Quoting mjande4:

Policies like these don't just magically appear.  There was an incident or is a custody/lawsuit that prompted the school to institute new rules.

Exactly what I was thinking. 

Our field trip policies changed when we realized a registered sex offender was going on trips. 

Rules like that are unfortunate for all the good parents, but it's really the only way to keep the bad ones away from the kids. 

Cindy18
by Cruella on May. 22, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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It is a huge distraction to the students and the teacher for parents to walk into the class. Seems strict but I bet there is a reason for it.

Jinx-Troublex3
by Platinum Member on May. 22, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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One of the many reasons we homeschool. I refuse to get permission to have access to MY CHILD.

IMO forbidding a parent access = kidnapping!

The schools here require your to get a background check and be fingerprinted if you wnt to enter the school ground. Once you pass these you are good to go on campus by signing in.
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Cara5
by on May. 22, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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No. Id pull my kids out.  I understanding checking in at the office.  The school needs to know that I am there, and why, but like hell will you tell me I can only lay eyes on my child during a school day for 40 minuets a year. BULL SHIT! 

Often times if I drop a kid off that I know is feeling a little down, not sick, but might be headed that way, or if someone was really upset about something in the morning, ill drop back in a few hours later, check in at the office and go stand at the door and peek through the window for a few minutes to see how they are doing.  Im in my kids school during school hours twice a week at the least.  That would NOT fly with me. 

As a parent of a special needs, non verbal, child I refuse to allow her anywhere that needs notice for me to pop in and check on her.  She cant tell me what happens to her during the day, I need to be able to check it out if I feel like something is up. 

momamanda
by Member on May. 22, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Homeschool has crossed my mind just don't think I could do it well enough! Also the last part about background check etc... that would be okay with me!

Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:

One of the many reasons we homeschool. I refuse to get permission to have access to MY CHILD.

IMO forbidding a parent access = kidnapping!

The schools here require your to get a background check and be fingerprinted if you wnt to enter the school ground. Once you pass these you are good to go on campus by signing in.


mandi0913
by on May. 22, 2012 at 8:09 PM

  In our school district u arent allowed access to ur child during school hours the principle gets them for you and brings them to you only if they are leaveing for a dr apt and u hope the principle isnt busy when u get there or you have to wait however long till they not busy to get ur child. even if u send a note or call and say ill b there at such and such time this child has dr apt at this time they dont have child there and ur child could miss apt if principle is busy 

LucyHarper
by on May. 22, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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I dont think thats crazy, I think thats safe. It's a kidnapping liability issue, there don't want parents walking in and out of the building all the time, parents in custody fights taking kids,  parents who have ID's taking other kids, we live in a world where those things happen. Theres no reason that you should have to go to the childs class during class time, if you need to talk to the teacher, call or email and set up a time.

ShaeD
by on May. 22, 2012 at 8:31 PM

I agree. There is probably something that happened you are unaware of


Quoting mjande4:

Policies like these don't just magically appear.  There was an incident or is a custody/lawsuit that prompted the school to institute new rules.


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