2019-20 Volunteer Policy at NCLUSD
Parent participation is welcome at all school sites. However, to maximize instructional time and minimize distractions, parents who volunteer shall be limited to 3-5 hours per week, at the discretion of the site administration. Given the State/District’s accountability requirements for staff and students, we reserve the right to limit parental participation in a student’s classroom. Please schedule in advance your classroom visits/volunteer time with your student’s teacher.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact the site administrator.
STEPS TO VOLUNTEER
Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District
1. Complete the Annual Volunteer Application form. (Parents with children in more than one district school only need to complete one application form.)
2. Take Driver’s License/ID Card to school office for photocopying. Original documents only. NO photocopies will be accepted.
3. Take TB clearance form to school for photocopying. (A photocopy will be accepted.)
4. Submit all of the above to the school office. All volunteer forms must be received
Two weeks prior to volunteering, including chaperoning an event or field trip.
5. Volunteers must wait for official clearance by the school office prior to beginning volunteer service of any kind.
6. The above will be an ANNUAL process.
7. Review the District Policies on Volunteers and Field Trips. By signing the Volunteer Assistance form, you agree to uphold these policies.
8. Parent volunteers are not permitted to bring other children with them while performing volunteer service in the District.
District Policies on Volunteer Assistance and Field Trips
(Excerpts from Board Policies 6153 and 1240.)
Volunteers are subject to school rules and regulations both on school campuses and on field trips.
Parents acting as chaperones for a field trip may not bring other children on the trip. Their responsibility is to help monitor and supervise students assigned to them. Only students enrolled at school and in that particular class are allowed on field trips.
Supervisors of the trip are responsible for ensuring that the chaperones know their roles and responsibilities. Adults and staff members’ first task of a chaperone is to provide for the safety of participating students. Chaperones, if not a school district employee or the parent(s) of the student(s) on the field trip, must be at least twenty-five (25) years of age.
Emergency situations are to be reported to the administration and parents as soon as possible by telephone. Such situations would include serious injury, illness, or death; intoxication or possession of drugs/alcohol; arrest by the police; and/or extreme case of defiance, belligerence or insubordination that presents a threat to the safety and wellbeing of students or others.