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Visiting our School

Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Front office: 408-535-6247
24-Hour Attendance: 408-287-6261


Reed Elementary welcomes parents and members of the community to visit our school. To ensure the safety of our students and staff, and to limit disruption of instruction, please contact the principal or an administrator to pre-arrange classroom visits. Visitors are expected to observe school rules and engage respectfully with all employees. Parents and guardians may not interact with any children other than their own unless given explicit permission to do so prior to the visit.

For safety reasons, state law requires schools to register all guests who enter school property. Visitors should park in designated areas when possible and check-in at the office to get a visitor’s pass. Unauthorized persons are prohibited from entering or remaining on school grounds. If court-issued restraining orders exist which limit a parent’s access to visiting their child or receiving information about their child, the custodial parent must provide the school principal with a copy of such an order. Only persons listed in a student’s record are permitted to pick up the student without specific parental permission.

The principal or designee may request that any individual who is causing a disruption, including exhibiting volatile, hostile, aggressive, or offensive behavior, immediately leave school grounds.


Visitors who would like to volunteer, must be pre-approved by San José Unified School District before volunteering in the classroom. For more information, please visit the Volunteer section of our website.

Parking for Visitors and Volunteers

Visitors may park in the small front parking lot while visiting the school. The larger lot is reserved for staff and people with handicap placards only.

Parking for Student Drop Off and Pick Up
  • Park on the streets throughout the neighborhood, not in either parking lot.
  • Do not block driveways or crosswalks.
  • Do not park at any red curb or bus zone.
  • The white curb is a 5-minute loading zone; do not park here for more than 5 minutes.
  • No U-turns allowed for student safety.
  • For more information on student drop off and pick up procedures, please visit our FAQ section.

For student safety: No student drop-off or pick-up is allowed in either parking lot. Adhere to the signs!