• Student Observation Guidelines


    Student Observation Request

    Colleges, Universities, or Educator Preparation Program candidates needing classroom observation hours will be required to email a completed and signed Student Observation Request Form to Rochelle Williams, Employee Relations Coordinator at rwilliams02@ems-isd.net

    Volunteer Application Check

    Each student observer must complete the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD’s Volunteer Application form.
    Student observers are required to complete a Student Observation Placement Application for Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD. You will be required to upload a letter from the college, university, or educator program requesting observation.
    Timelines for Placements
    All student observation placements requests must be submitted no later than the dates listed below:

    • New Fall Semester Deadline – September 2nd
    • New Spring Semester Deadline – January 28th
    Placement availability is limited; therefore, we ask placement requests to be made as soon as possible. Placements are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. It is extremely helpful to have all requests for student observers submitted at one time. This allows ample time for us to secure the appropriate placements for each student observer. Please be aware that depending on the volume of placements, it is possible that not all requests can be accommodated.

    Observation requests may take up to 7 to 10 days to process once all the required paperwork is received. Once a candidate has been approved, they will be notified by email and placed on the Approved Student Observers List (the list will be updated throughout the semester). Candidates will contact the campus secretary directly to schedule their observation hours, as well as attain information regarding specific campus procedures. Campuses will only allow the candidates that are on the approved list to conduct observation hours at their campus.