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VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES
 

Under normal circumstances, all families are required to fulfill 1.5 credits in volunteering or buy out options. Families can sign up for one position that totals 1.5 credits or select a combination of positions to reach the 1.5 requirement. Failure to select and fulfill a selected volunteer commitment or select an alternative results in the assessment of the Buy-Out fee for those credits missed. 

 

However, as a school we are continually evolving and keeping the needs of our students at the forefront of everything we do. In light of the pandemic and the need to be flexible and adjust to the changes of our current situation, we are analyzing and reorganizing our Volunteer Program to fit the needs of our school. Your volunteer commitment is a vital part of our school's success. However, at this time we are only filling positions that are required to get the new school year rolling. Those positions include, but are not limited to, PGO Board Members, Room Parents and Ambassadors for each grade level as well as a few other positions.

 

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM OUTLINE

The SignUp Genius with volunteer opportunities is being developed in phases over the course of the school year. Please note volunteer positions will be made available on an as needed basis. If you do not see the position you normally volunteer for, that does not mean you will not see it in the future.

 

This school year, we will not be offering a Buy-Out option, in lieu of volunteering. Additionally, we have opted to not assess a credit or hourly value to volunteer positions for the 2021-2022 school year. Since we are still in a fluid situation, events and volunteer needs for the upcoming school year may change at any time. We are asking all families to look for school announcements regarding volunteer needs, and to please consider helping. Should an event or other project or activity requiring the assistance of volunteers not have enough volunteer participation, the school may be forced to cancel or postpone that activity. We truly need our parent volunteers to assist us in running organized and successful events. 

 

HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

The health and safety of our students, faculty and volunteers is of utmost importance. All volunteers will be expected to comply with the suggested protections and guidelines of the CDC, State and Diocese. 

  • Per California Department of Public Health and Diocesan guidelines, volunteers who are supporting school functions when students are present (i.e. in-class, coaching, field-trip chaperone) will be required to submit proof of vaccination and must wear masks at all times inside the school building and as required on school field trips. Unvaccinated volunteers, or volunteers who do not submit proof of vaccination, must test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to a volunteer activity (i.e. field trip chaperone) and provide negative test results to the school. Regularly scheduled volunteer positions (i.e. coach) who have not submitted proof of vaccination must submit negative COVID-19 test results weekly.

 

All preschool volunteers must have current MMR and TDAP in order to volunteer in the preschool classroom or at any preschool event. Flu shots are highly recommended. We are awaiting direction from the diocese as to the recommendation regarding the COVID vaccine.

 

FINGERPRINTING/SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING
All volunteers who work directly with children on a regular basis (including driving for field trips or sports events) must be fingerprinted through the Diocese of Orange and complete an online Safe Environment training course. The course training link and instructions are available below or are available in the Front Office. After the course is completed, please print out the certificate and turn it in to the school office.
 
Please contact the Front Office for fingerprinting forms, details and locations. Volunteers may only begin working after their fingerprinting is cleared and their Safe Environment certificate has been received by the school office. Fingerprinting may take a few weeks for complete verification to be received by school administration.
 
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
In addition to the above mentioned guidelines, all drivers who will be transporting students in their vehicle must complete and submit the online Driver Insurance Verification Form. CLICK HERE to be redirected to the form.