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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Earlier this month, the Sylacauga City School (SCS) system announced that it had updated its visitation guidelines to help ensure a safe learning environment for all of its students.

Effective immediately, the following nine visitation policy rules will be enforced:

1. All visitors must present photo identification and give the reason for visiting before being granted access into the building.
2. All visitors must sign-in once they are granted access to the building.
3. All visitors will receive a visitor’s badge once they have presented their photo identification and sign-in.
4. For the safety of our scholars and staff, we will consider visitors who do not sign in and cannot show a visitor’s pass to be trespassing. Administration and/or the school resource officer reserve the right to deny entrance and/or may escort off the premises those who do not present proper identification.
5. Visitors must wear or display their visitor’s badge at all times while on campus.
6. Scholars and staff may not open the doors for any person at any time.
7. Teacher conferences and other designated visits to our schools during school hours must be confirmed 24 hours in advance by the teacher(s), finally approved by the Principal before visiting the schools.
8. Visitors attending school functions that are open to the public, such as Open Houses, Parent Nights or public gatherings, are not required to show photo identification.
9. Parents or other visitors who insist on inappropriate behavior, such as visiting classrooms, harassing staff, shouting or using inappropriate language, may be banned from Sylacauga City School property (owned, shared, or leased) for one calendar year.

These rules were decided upon after a review was conducted by district personnel and the SCS school resource officer.

Bearing these updated visitation guidelines in mind, the SCS extends a warm welcome to parents and other guests to visit its schools.


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