To ensure the safety of our students and staff, animals are not allowed on school property without the prior approval of the Principal. Of course, guide dogs and police dogs are allowed under the control of their owners. Also, with prior approval, animals brought for specific purposes, such as classroom demonstrations or units of study in the class, may be brought to school. Some teachers may choose to keep small animals in a cage or aquarium for instructional purposes, and will have received prior approval. We know that you share with us the desire to keep children safe on school grounds and in the buildings. We appreciate, therefore, that you do not bring dogs or other animals onto school grounds during the school day or when you drop off or pick up children, as incidents have occurred in these situations. Also, some children are allergic or fearful of these animals. Please assist us by keeping all animals off the school grounds.