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LOM Visitor FAQ

posted Jul 25, 2013, 6:50 PM by Karissa Lee

What time is “secure campus” and visitors are required check in?

          The campus will be locked during school hours

7:45 A.M.  – 3:15 P.M.

7:45  A.M.  – 1:40 P.M. Early Release Wednesdays

What entrances are open at what time?

          East Gates: 7:45-8:15 – Main student entrance -STUDENTS ONLY

          Office/Administration: 7:45-3:15  All visitors MUST check-in with office.

North Gate/Breezeway: Closed before and during school hours.  Opens upon dismissal bell for use by west-walking students/bicycles.

* Parents are encouraged to wait outside of the main gates at dismissal time.

What if I want to escort my child to their classroom to start the day?

Children need to enjoy their mornings socializing and playing on the playground. The classroom teachers will pick up their students on the playground at the 8:15 A.M. bell.  As teachers prepare for the day, we ask that parents and student refrain from visiting the classroom prior to the A.M. bell.

What if I need to talk to my child’s teacher before school?

           Each teacher has an email account and a classroom phone number. Please schedule an                   appointment time with your child’s teacher. As you check into the office, the staff can check            for teacher availability if you need to talk with the teacher that morning.

My child wants to ride the bus home with a friend

            Students that do not regularly ride the bus need a parent note to receive a bus pass.  The             parent note must include a bus #,  date and a parent signature.

I want to eat lunch with my child.

We value our outdoor dining and appreciate those special occasions when parents can meet their child for lunch.

Please check your child’s lunch time * Sign into the office * meet your child at the courtyard for lunch

Oops! My child forgot their lunch/band instrument/homework/medication/etc.

            You can drop off forgotten items at the front office.


I need to give the cafeteria money?      

            Lunch Money can be added to accounts at . Parents can also sign in                and enter the campus to directly hand cash or check to the cafeteria clerk.


             The WESD has a volunteer handbook that includes a signature page.  Special volunteer                 badges are created and housed in the front office .

Class performance/Special event/Party!

Major school wide events such as field day and Patriotic assembly will require office check in. Special badges will be created to expedite the sign in for these types of special events.

Pick my child up early (Sick or appointment)

Report to the front office for checking out students early. You must be on the emergency card for student release. Got ID?  We will check your ID for student pick up during school hours. 

I need to help carry in a project to classroom?

Please check sign in at the front office. The office will need to call teacher’s room to verify that room is unlocked and teacher is present.

Deliver snacks/birthday treats

        Please refer to the approved food list for treats. A parent can send them in with the child or            personally drop them off at the front office.


Parent/teacher conferences are pre scheduled, thus you have an appointment with the teacher. Sign in procedures during the school hours apply.

Kidspace & Preschool Drop-off & Pick-up

           Please utilize the outside entrance to Kidspace before and after school. The drive through               lane passes right in front of the preschool rooms for safety.

Areas to park?

             The new campus offers more parking. During major events, overflow areas will open up.                 We encourage anyone parking in the neighborhood to obey all City of Phoenix signage.

What are the first and last days of school, holidays, and early release days?

            You can find the entire WESD calendar on the  website under the                         parent/calendar tab.

What is for lunch?

            You can find the entire WESD calendar on the   website under the                 parent/menu tab.

The bus is late, how long do I wait?

            You child’s bus should arrive within ten minutes the designated time.  If the bus is late, feel             to call the Lookout Mt. office.

             If you are unable to reach us please contact the district transportation line at 602-896-                5270

I would like to join or attend a PTO Meeting.

            Check out the PTO webpage at for meeting dates and times

I would like to attend a site council meeting.

            Site council meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 P.M.  in the                    conference room.