Visitor Policy

Parents and others are welcome at Anna Middle School. For the safety of those within the school and to avoid disruption of instructional time, all visitors must first report to the main office and must comply with all applicable district policies and procedures. When arriving on campus, all parents and other visitors should be prepared to show identification.

All visitors and volunteers must check in through the RaptorWare® system, before being granted access past the point of the office. RaptorWare® will: 1) scan your driver’s license or state-issued identification, 2) match your information against registered sex offender databases, 3) print a photo identification badge. Once the person has been cleared for entry, the badge must be worn at all times while on campus and then returned to the school office upon checkout. Persons without identification will not be granted access. During high visitor traffic such as, school parties, awards assemblies, plays etc., check in could take a significant amount of time. Please remember this process is for the safety of your children and the school staff.

Visits to individual classrooms during instructional time are permitted only with approval of the principal and teacher and only so long as their duration or frequency does not interfere with the delivery of instruction or disrupt the normal school environment. Even if the visit is approved prior to the visitor’s arrival, the individual must check in at the main office first.

Because classrooms and other instructional areas are the most vulnerable to disruption, specific conditions may be imposed upon visitors, including but not limited to:

  • Remaining in a designated place or seat
  • Refraining from speaking to students/teacher while the class or activity is in session
  • Limiting the duration of the visit to particular times or lengths of times
  • Limiting the activities of the visitor to a particular purpose(s)
  • Designating particular routes of travel in the building or upon the school grounds
  • Requiring that the dress and grooming of the visitor be consistent with the dress code for the students and employees in the building

Pursuant to TEC Code 37.105, school administration and/or school police may refuse to allow a person to enter on or may eject a person from property under the district’s control if the person refuses to leave peaceably on request if:

  1. The person poses a substantial risk of harm to any person; or
  2. The person behaves in a manner that is inappropriate for a school setting.

For further explanation of this code, refer to Board Policy GKA. For information regarding appeals of decisions made regarding TEC Code 37.105, see Board Policy FNG and GF.

All visitors are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of courtesy and conduct; disruptive behavior will not be permitted.


Parents are welcome to visit their child during lunch at Anna Middle School on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Lunches are closed to all visitors on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Parents who come to school to eat lunch will sit at the designated table with their child only. The sharing of food with other students is prohibited. We ask that parents respect the cafeteria rules and the directives of the adult on duty. In order to facilitate the timely dismissal of students from the cafeteria and to allow for tables to be prepared for the next lunch period, parents are asked to exit the cafeteria five minutes before the end of the lunch period.

Parents will not be allowed to walk students back to class after lunch.

There will be no lunch visitors for the first week of school. This will allow our campuses to make sure lunch room procedures are understood and consistently practiced by all of our students.

If grandparents or other relatives visiting our area want to have lunch with a student, the parent/guardian must write a note in advance indicating who the special visitor(s) is and the date the visitor will be on campus for lunch, this person must also be on your child's contact list through registration.

 Please understand cupcakes/treats will not be allowed in the classroom or lunchroom and special deliveries will not be accepted for any occasion.


There are many opportunities for volunteers to serve at Anna Middle School! We appreciate so much the efforts of parent, grandparent and community member volunteers that are willing to serve our district and students.

Volunteers are required to follow our Visitor Policy, in addition to giving some additional information, during the initial check-in process.
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