GPISD Visitation Policy
COVID-19 Controlled Access and Visitor Policies
- Entry points for students, staff, visitors and deliveries will be controlled and minimized
- A health screening may be required each school day for all staff and students.
- Hand sanitizer, wipes and personal protective equipment will be available for use as appropriate at main entry points.
- To reduce the risk of contamination from door handles and to encourage social distancing, entry doors utilized for morning entry and afternoon dismissal may be kept open. However, it is still vital to maintain security and access control, so any open doors must be continuously monitored by staff to stop unauthorized access and to monitor for threats.
- Reception and lobby areas, gathering places and common spaces will be reconfigured for social distancing.
- Visitors and volunteers will not be permitted entry unless pre-authorized.
In order to protect the security of District students, staff, and the learning environment at schools, all visitors, including parents/guardians, shall conform to the following guidelines:
1. All visitors shall report to the campus administrative office and provide a government-issued form of identification that includes the person’s photograph, name, and date of birth. This shall apply to parents, Board members, volunteers, social service workers, visitors, guest speakers, maintenance and repair persons not employed by the District, vendors, representatives of the news media, former students, and any other visitors.
2. Visitors shall wear in a prominent place the visitor badge provided by the office.
3. Visits to individual classrooms during instructional time shall be permitted only with the principal’s and teacher’s prior approval.
4. No visitor shall disseminate information to students and staff without prior approval from the Superintendent or designee as provided in GKDA (Local).
5. No visitor may solicit, proselytize or recruit for fundraising activities, religious groups, youth groups, or political causes.
6. Media representatives shall arrange visits to school campuses with the Department of Communication Services.
7. Visitors are expected to wear appropriate attire while visiting District schools. Such attire should generally conform to the dress code outlined in the Student Handbook.
8. Any visitor who wishes to establish a regular presence in District schools and/or interact directly with students shall consent to a criminal background check.