Visiting AMS

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Visiting During School Hour
Please report to the main office to sign in and get a visitor badge. If you would like to meet with a teacher or other staff, please pre-arrange the meeting. If you would like to take something to your student, please drop it off in the main office and our fabulous student aides will deliver it to your student's classroom.
We are unable to accommodate any students on our campus during the school day (including lunchtime) who do not currently attend AMS. This includes former students, visiting students, and prospective students. Thank you for understanding our need to be consistent with this policy.
Visiting Policy for Current Parents/Guardians
If you are a parent of a current student and have a particular reason for wanting to observe your child in class, your first step would be to meet with the principal to determine the purpose of the visit. Following that meeting, our teachers would need a minimum of 24 hours notice regarding the visit. Parents/guardians are permitted to visit up to three periods for the full period, one teacher per period, and one visit per semester. Visitors are asked to be quiet observers, refraining from conversation with teachers or students.
Tours for Prospective Families
Albany Middle School welcomes prospective Albany families to our campus to learn about our school and its offerings. Please be aware that generally only families residing in Albany are able to enroll. If you do not live in Albany or are not planning to move to Albany, we would ask that you hold off on a tour.
Our tours are self-guided, adults-only, and are available every Thursday. When you arrive, come to the main office to sign in and get a visitor badge, after which we will provide you with some information, a map, and a bell schedule. You will then have an hour to explore the campus and quietly observe classes. Please call 510-558-3600 or email  Maria Santoyo ([email protected]) to sign up for a time slot. 
Under certain circumstances (for instance, if you would strongly like your child to join you or if you have complex questions that would be better asked in person), we also offer a limited number of principal tours. You may use the same contact information as above to set up a principal tour.