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Horizon School Division
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AP 153 - Visitors to Schools

This procedure supports the safety of the students and staff of the schools of Horizon School Division while recognizing the importance of the involvement of community in the school.


1.  All visitors shall report to the main office of the school upon entry to the premises.

2.  Visitors to schools should not interrupt the learning activities of students.

3.  The principal has the authority to determine the access to students by visitors.

4.  All school visitors are expected to conduct their business in a respectful manner. In the event that a visitor refuses to comply with the direction of the principal, the visitor becomes a trespasser and the principal may involve the appropriate authorities.

5.  Please refer to AP 495 – Criminal Record Checks for Volunteers when visitors are volunteering in school.

6.  Requests for visits by representatives of the media shall be referred to the Communication Services Officer. Please see AP 151 – Media Relations for further information.

Section 175, Education Act
The Trespass to Property Act, 2009

April 1, 2011
Revised November 29, 2018