A vital contribution to limiting the cost of educating a student is the PARENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM. We welcome and encourage all members of the school and parish community to volunteer at our school. All volunteers who work in the school must sign in at the office, wear a name badge and remain in the designated areas unless otherwise directed. Volunteering affords parents/guardians and parish members the opportunity to become an integral part of the operation of the school.
St. Joseph the Worker School requires that each family provides at
least 20 hours of service time per year to our school.
If a parent/guardian works full time during the day there are
still many opportunities to help our school. Any family that does
not meet the 20 hour requirement will be assessed a $400.00
non-service fee which will be reflected on the school tuition
statement. All families
are asked to complete the service form and return it to the school
office as soon as the 20 hours are complete.
Every family is required to do recess duty two times a year for each child in the school. These hours count towards volunteer hours.
School Field Trips
School Field Trips may require parent volunteers. Many parents want to volunteer to chaperone school trips, because of this the teacher will make sure that different parents are asked during the school year. Parents can earn (1) one volunteer hour for a half-day field trip and (2) volunteer hours for a full day field trip. Teachers will be happy to sign volunteer service hour forms for parents. Parent Volunteer forms are available in the office.
Parent/Guardian volunteer duties
arrive on time and sign in at the office and wear name badge
respect and enforce school rules
ask for instructions and assistance when needed
understand their commitment and find a substitute if you are not able to volunteer
become familiar with discipline policy of the school, report discipline problems immediately to the appropriate teacher or administrator
do not discuss discipline issues or any confident information
In performing their duties, volunteers are rarely exposed to confidential information about students and teachers, however if this does happen it is expected that this information by kept CONFIDENTIAL at all times. To fully protect the rights of our students, volunteers may not discuss any student information with any other parent or child.