Visitor & Volunteer Policy

Visitor Policy

All visitors and parents enter through the front door only and report directly to the Security Desk to check in. All visitors must register by signing in and signing out as well as obtaining a Visitor’s ID Pass. It is recommended that all visitors, including parents, call the Main Office in advance to schedule appointments for school tours or classroom visits. For security purposes all exterior doors will remain locked during school hours. Entrance must be made through the front entrance only during school hours.

In order to protect the safety and welfare of children while under the supervision of the school, visitors are expected to leave promptly when their business is completed. This also protects the school from the risk of liability for unauthorized visitors.

Volunteer Policy

Volunteering is a great way to connect with students and staff, as well as experience firsthand the many wonderful happenings taking place within the district. All volunteers must register prior to volunteering through the NPS Talent Department volunteer tracker system. Volunteers also must be fingerprinted.

Through this online portal, parents can register by filling out one electronic application, regardless of the number of schools at which they plan to volunteer. The system will notify volunteers of school opportunities, keep track of volunteer hours, and allow volunteers to let the school know when they are interested in helping with specific events.  Through the system, volunteers can click on the Events and Opportunities tab to see which openings are available.

Once the application has been approved, a representative from the NPS Talent Department will be in touch to set up an appointment for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting is located on the 3rd floor of Norwalk City Hall. The cost for fingerprinting, for volunteers, is $10.75, in the form of bank check or money order, payable to Norwalk Public Schools. No cash or personal checks will be accepted.