Visitation Policy

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Visitors


  • Mt. Carmel High School is a closed campus. Unexpected visitors (including Alumni) will not be permitted on campus during school hours. Visitors must be expected by both the office and teacher before arrival.
  • Students are not permitted to bring visitors on campus. Visitor passes will not be issued.
  • Parents and guardians wishing to see a student during regular school hours must check in with the office. 
  • Non-emergency interruption of classes is not permitted.
  • Parents entering to see and/or sign a student out of class must be prepared to present proper identification.
 
  1. In order to ensure campus security and protection to students, strict enforcement of policy regarding the  presence of non-students on campus is enforced.
  2. The presence of any non-student on campus during regular school hours (7:30am - 3:00pm) is subject to arrest for trespassing under Penal Code Section 626.8:
    Any person who comes into any school building or upon any school ground, or street, sidewalk or public way adjacent thereto without lawful business thereon, and whose presence or acts interfere with the peaceful conduct of the activities of such school or disrupt the school or its pupils or school activities, and who remains there, or who re-enters, or comes upon such place within hours after being asked to leave by the ... school official … is guilty of misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of not exceeding $500 and/or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months.
  3. Only students registered and attending Mt. Carmel High School may be on campus during school hours. Students who have been assigned to home suspension are considered non-students during the term of their suspension, and their presence on campus or at any school-sponsored event makes them subject to Penal Code Section 626.8.
  4. Parents and guardians wishing to see a student during regular hours must check into the office. Interruption of classes is not permitted.
  5. Parents entering to see and/or sign a student out of class must be prepared to present proper picture identification.
  6. Students may not be released to any person other than the parent or guardian without their parent’s/guardian’s authorization.


Alumni Visitation Policy

First of all, welcome home! We love seeing former students and hearing about new adventures. However, please remember that from 7:30 to 2:35, teachers are teaching, students are learning, and MC is a closed campus. If former students wish to visit with a teacher we encourage you to do so during the teacher’s free period or before/after school. In order to visit during a teacher’s free period or to serve as a guest speaker during class time, please e-mail or call the teacher at least 24 hours before the day of your visit. The teacher will notify the receptionist of the beginning and end times of your intended visit and a visitor’s badge will be issued to you upon arrival. The receptionist must know of your intended visit in order for a visitors pass to be issued. The pass allows you to go to that teacher’s class only. You may not wander around on campus, including during lunch. If you have not made prior arrangements, we will not interrupt the teacher by calling. Your former teachers love to hear from you and we will be happy to help you with a teacher’s e-mail address so that you can say hello. Thank you for helping us to keep the focus on learning.


 
The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2761.

Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406