Parental involvement is vital to a child’s education. When families take an active role in their children’s education research shows that children benefit academically, as well as socially. Your involvement in the environment where your child spends much of their day’s time allows you to know what is happening at school & facilitates conversation with your child about school. Saint Michael Catholic School provides many opportunities for you to get involved on a regular or occasional basis. Your time and talents are greatly appreciated.
All volunteers are required to fill out a CORI form yearly and complete the Protecting God's Children course.
Click here to download the Massachusetts CORI Form. Completed forms can be brought into the office along with a government-issued ID.
In addition, New Hampshire residents must fill out a NH CORI Form, which can be found here.
Protecting God's Children
Volunteers must also complete the Protecting God's Children course. You can find a list of upcoming training sessions on the VIRTUS website by clicking here. Deacon Jack Minch will also be holding training sessions throughout the year.
Volunteers operate in a position of trust. Personal information pertaining to students, faculty and staff must be kept confidential. Children’s actions, responses, progress or problems at school are not for sharing in the community. Conversations between parents, teachers and students are confidential. Volunteers should not discuss these conversations outside the school. Student confidentiality is covered under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Refer any concerns to the school Administration.
Saint Michael School has very detailed expectations for student dress. Although volunteers do not have a dress code requirement, it is expected that volunteers reflect the image of Saint Michael School and wear modest clothing while working in the school or during school activities.
One of the most important things a volunteer can do is follow a teacher’s or other employees lead. Please follow the employee's directions and do not try to change procedures or lesson plans. Please refrain from using an employee's first name in front of students. When you are volunteering or chaperoning, siblings should not accompany you to the activity unless prior arrangements have been made. Last, but not least, please remember you are the face and voice of Saint Michaels Catholic School in the community. We trust you will always be our Goodwill Ambassador.
Report Suspected Abuse or Neglect
As a volunteer, you are in a unique position to observe students. If you suspect that a student may be the victim of abuse or neglect, report it immediately to the administration, teacher, or another employee
Volunteering is a Privilege
Volunteering is a privilege, not a right. All volunteers serve at the sole discretion of the building principal, office personnel, or teacher. Permission to volunteer in a school may be revoked at any time by the Administration.
List of Volunteers
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