Volunteers assist the school in providing for the development and education of the students and benefit to the school. Parents are welcome in the classroom and we encourage them to visit their child’s class at least once during the school year and to volunteer if able. Parents must make arrangements with the classroom teacher before coming to visit or volunteer. This will allow the teacher to make the most of having an extra person in the room to help with activities.
- Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
- Volunteers must sign in at the school office before working on campus during the school day.
- Volunteers are given a Visitor’s Badge to be worn while on campus and they should return it when they sign out before leaving.
- Volunteer Background Checks/Megan’s Law Screening: A Megan’s Law screening and Safe Child Environment training must be done for any volunteer who falls under the categories listed below:
- All volunteers who work at the school site or in school sponsored activities
- All volunteers who participate in any overnight experiences (e.g. environmental educational camps) must be screened pursuant to the identification process established under California’s Megan’s Law, be trained in Safe Child Environment and be fingerprinted. The screening results must be returned to the school by the department of justice prior to participation in the overnight field trip.
- In addition, any other volunteer who has contact with or access to children may be screened. Conviction of a sexual crime will bar an individual from volunteering in either of the capacities listed above.
All volunteers who work at the school site twelve (12) or more hours a month must have clear TB testing and submit evidence of freedom from active tuberculosis, based on an X-ray of the lungs or an approved intradermal negative tuberculin test taken within the intermediate past six (6) months and every two years thereafter. All returning volunteers shall submit evidence of freedom from active tuberculosis every two (2) years.
- Volunteer Health Screening
- Volunteer Code
- Volunteers serve to enhance the school’s ability to provide for the students’ development and to benefit the school.They serve in a variety of capacities which include but are not limited to: School Board, PTF, classroom assistance to teachers, hot lunch program, Room Parents, field trip assistants and other activities relating to the talents and gifts of the volunteer population.
- Volunteers serving in the school will support and model the moral teachings of the Catholic Church and function faithfully within the mission and structures of the school, parish, and Diocese with proper respect for those serving in ministries.
- Volunteers work in a collaborative role with others ministering to the development of the children and the school as an educational institution.Volunteers are asked to recognize confidentiality as a living principle and respect the dignity of those with whom they work and come into contact.
- Volunteers accept responsibility to use contacts made through the school in such a way so as not to disrupt the peace, order, and tranquility of the school community.
- Should volunteers come into conflict with a school/parish related issue, it is the responsibility of both parties to resolve the dispute through personal diplomacy. In the absence of a mutually respectful and conducive solution, an executive decision is made by school Principal and or the Pastor of the parish.
- Any person who has a conflict with a school/parish volunteer outside of the boundaries of school/parish activities must settle that dispute outside of and without involving or using school/parish resources.
The parents or guardians of all school families are expected to perform a minimum of 36 hours of community service per year (12 hours/trimester) at the school.
Families that have not completed their Service Hours by the above due dates will be billed for the uncompleted hours at the rate of $50.00 per hour.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
Parents, for our children's safety, you must complete the online Safe Environment Certificate Training prior to chaperoning any field trips, or volunteering for yard duty, etc. At the conclusion of the online training, please print copies of the certificate for your records and a copy to the school office for school records.