Visitor Policy for the Public
VISITORS ON SCHOOL CAMPUS: Any person with official business must provide picture identification at the front door. Generally, visitors are not permitted on campus. For an exception to this rule, campus visitors must have the consent and approval of the Executive Director or designee.
Required Visitor's Pass and Identification:
- All visitors, including parents of current students, must sign in at the main office and receive a visitor’s pass.
- When registering, the visitor is required to provide his/her name, address, age (if under 21), his/her purpose for entering school grounds, and proof of identity.
- Visitors who are found on campus without a visitor’s pass will be escorted to the office by administration or a campus security aide. The safety of students is of primary concern; therefore, unidentified adults are not permitted on campus.
- It is the general policy of the school not to allow any individual or organization to enter the school site if the educational setting would be disrupted by that visit.
Government Officers and Officials:
Public school officials in California have found that the presence of federal immigration officers (i.e., Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or "ICE") and other government officers/officials may cause a disruption of the educational setting. Therefore, any request by a government officer/official (including but not limited to local law enforcement officers, immigration enforcement officers, social workers, district attorneys, or U.S. attorneys) will be directed to the Executive Director.
- The officer/official will also be asked to produce any documentation that authorizes school access.
- GHC staff shall make reasonable efforts to notify parents or guardians prior to permitting a student to be interviewed or searched, consistent with the law and/or any court order, warrant or instructions from the officer/official.
- A copy of the documentation provided by the officer and notes from the encounter may be maintained by GHC, consistent with the law.
- The GHC Governing Board and Bureau of Children’s Justice in the California Department of Justice, at BCJ@doj.ca.gov, will be timely informed regarding any attempt by a law-enforcement officer to access a school site or a student for immigration-enforcement purposes, as recommended by the Attorney General.
Permission to visit must be given at the time requested if at all possible or within a reasonable period of time following the request.
Students who are not enrolled at the school are not to be on the campus unless prior approval of the Executive Director or designee has been obtained.
Film and Television Permits:
Photography or filming on campus is prohibited without prior administrative approval.
Visitors are expected to:
- Follow the established school policy in requesting a classroom visitation.
- Provide identification and complete a visitor's permit upon arrival at the site.
- Enter and leave the school and/or classroom as quietly as possible.
- Not converse with the students, teacher and/or instructional aides during the visitation.
- Not interfere with any school activity.
- Follow the school's established procedures for meeting with the teacher, counselor, dean and/or administrative director after the visit, if needed.
- Return the visitor's permit to the point of origin before leaving the campus.
Visitors may not interfere with or disrupt any classroom or school activity.