Visitors to School
Parents are encouraged to visit the schools. All visitors to any school must report to the school office upon arrival.
For those who wish to visit a classroom during the school day, it is preferable that the teacher and the principal be contacted in advance to arrange a day and time for such a visit so as to avoid any conflicts with the school schedule.
In visiting a classroom, parents must realize that the teacher’s first responsibility is to the class as a whole, and the teacher will be unable to converse at any length with the visitor. If a conference is desired, arrangements will be made by the teacher for an appointment with the parent either before or after school hours.
No person may enter onto school premises, including visits or audits to a classroom or other school activity, without approval by the principal. Neither will any person be allowed to conduct or attempt to conduct any activity on school premises who has not received prior approval by the principal.
Anyone who is not a student or staff member of the District, and is in violation of this policy, may be asked to leave the property of the District. Failure to comply with the lawful directions of District officials or of District security officers or any other law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties, and failure to identify oneself to such officials or officers when lawfully requested to do so, will be in violation of District regulations. Failure to obey such instructions may subject the person to criminal proceedings applicable under law.
Student Drop-off/Pickup Procedures
Students may be dropped off at school as early as 7:45 a.m. at the Gym each day. Parents should use the north parking lot to drop off and pickup students. Students arriving after 9:00 a.m. need to report to the office to get a late pass. If you would like to pickup your child during school hours, you will need to sign them out in the front office. Only persons you identify on the emergency contact list will be able to take children out of school.
Parents are encouraged to get involved at Desert Foothills by becoming a member of the Site Council. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 5:15 p.m. in the Office Conference room. Parents are always welcome to attend. The site council receives information about the school budget, programs, and challenges that face the school. The Council's duties include the planning of new facilities, the hiring of the principal and assistant principal and the responsiblity for approving the use of Undesignated Tax Credit funds.