LCMSD CLASSROOM OBSERVATIONS
Before your observation please stop by the main office for a visitors badge and to sign in.
As a high-performing school district dedicated to best practices we encourage parent/legal guardian observations on a limited basis. In order to be proactive and ensure positive experiences for our teachers and students, we have created guidelines for classroom observations. It is greatly appreciated that you review these prior to your visit.
Classroom visitations or observations are limited for the following reasons:
- Impact on the learning environment
- Time away from task by staff
- School safety
The length of each visit should be no longer than 20 minutes, with a maximum of one (1) observation per semester, unless otherwise approved by the principal.
Should someone other than a parent/guardian request a classroom visit, he/she must have a signed parental permission form or be accompanied by the parent/guardian.
Observations should be scheduled (via email) with the site administrator in advance with the following information:
- Reason for the observation (objective)
- Position of the observer and relation to the child
- Specific standardized observational measures to be used (if any)
To ensure confidentiality of all students and lessen the impact on the learning environment, cameras or video and/or audio recording equipment are not permitted in the classroom. Observations are for a specific pupil, and information about other children cannot be shared, nor used as a basis for placement, diagnosis, or imperative data specific to other children.
All observers will be accompanied to the classroom or observation location by the site administrator or an administrative designee. The site administrator or administrative designee shall also make observational notes of the same visitation.
Additionally, we ask that cell phones be turned off or silenced. Our teachers will be prepared for your visit, so please arrive on time. If you cannot keep your appointment please call to reschedule (we are unable to accommodate late arrivals).