West Fargo Public Schools
Osgood Kindergarten Center

Osgood Kindergarten Center

Visiting Osgood Kindergarten Center

  • We welcome parents and other visitors to our facility. When visiting, all parents and visitors must register in the Osgood office upon entering the building. In order not to disrupt instructional time, all visitors/parents are required to stop in the office and let our office personnel assist you. The South entrance door is the only door unlocked during school hours. Office personnel will assist you. According to West Fargo Ordinance #12-0505, unannounced visitors may be fined $500.
  • Osgood Center has specialized security entrances. The only entrance open daily is the main entrance off the parking lot that leads into the office. After 8:00 AM daily during the school year, the main entrance doors are locked and remain locked during school instructional hours. If arriving after 8:00 AM, visitors are asked to go into the entry area and use the wall buzzer by the office door to alert office personnel that you wish to enter the building. Security cameras will be used to visually see you and office staff will communicate with you through a speaker system. You will then be buzzed into the office and will be greeted there by school staff. If you are dropping off your child during the school day due to appointments, please go into the entry area with your child and assist him/her with buzzing into the school as you are required to sign your child in on the attendance log. If you are picking up your child during the school day, please buzz to enter the office, be prepared to show proper identification, and sign your child out for appointments. If you have any questions, please contact our main office. Thank you for your patience and help as we implement these procedures to keep our children safe.

Students Bringing Friends to School

  • Students may not bring friends or other students to visit in the classrooms or at lunchtime. Only enrolled Osgood students are allowed into their specific classroom. This rule is for the protection of all students and the instructional program. Classroom interruptions can be very detrimental to the learning process.

Parent Classroom Visitation

  • Having parents visit the classroom is an important part of the elementary school experience. The Osgood Center School staff values the concept of parents as partners in education, and understands that the student's education extends beyond the school. Parents will have the option of signing up to assist as a room parent for special projects and parties, joining Parent Groups and performing special school activities, helping with science fairs, and volunteering time to assist on fieldtrips. It is up to the individual teacher to determine his/her classroom needs and to make any necessary arrangements for parent volunteer assistance.
  • Parents wishing to visit the classroom to observe specific academic instruction need to visit with the building principal for approval. Parents must provide 24-hour notice and state the purpose of the visit (identify what you wish to accomplish by the visit). The decision is entirely up to the building principal based on the purpose of the request. This rule is for the protection of all students and the instructional program. Many children in the classroom setting receive special services (ELL, Special Education, Title, Speech, etc.) during the school day due to their individual academic needs, and this information is extremely confidential. Due to FERPA (Federal Law), requests will be closely scrutinized to ensure the safety and confidentiality of our student population, along with their individual programming needs. This type of request is different than volunteering time to help with a classroom project, party, or fieldtrip. If you are granted permission to visit a classroom to watch specific academic instruction, you must follow these rules:
    1. Sign in at the office to receive a nametag and be directed to the classroom.
    2. Refrain from engaging the attention of teachers or students through conversation or other means.
    3. Not record data that is considered confidential about how other children are learning or the services they are receiving based on IEP and other criteria.
    4. Remain inconspicuous and non-disruptive to the instructional process.
    5. You are not there to judge the teacher's ability to teach and are there to work with the teacher to best help your own child.
    6. Parent visitations are limited to only one class period during the school day.
    7. When leaving the classroom - you are bound by confidentiality and FERPA Law. The main purpose of a visit is for individual parents to gather information on their own child to better help the educational process.

Showing ID

  • When visiting the Osgood Center, you may be required to show ID when picking up children. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety of our students is a top priority. Office personnel will always verify PowerSchool information for what parents list at registration for who can and cannot pick up children. Please assist us by updating your family information yearly.

 

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