Volunteering

Volunteers, both in and out of the classroom, are an essential resource and contribute to the success of the school.  In order to volunteer, you must first register through OUSD at http://www.oaklandedfund.org/parent-volunteers/ to initiate the process.  Clearance requirements can be found by clicking here.

CLASSROOM VOLUNTEERS

There are many ways to volunteer in the classroom and your child’s teacher will let you know how you can assist at Back to School Night, as well as throughout the school year. All classes depend on the following:

Room Parent:

Each class has a Room Parent(s) who helps to keep the communication flowing between parents and teacher. You can count on receiving regular communications from your Room Parent highlighting pertinent classroom and school information.

Field Trip Drivers:

Teachers depend on parents to drive and chaperone on field trips.  The school does not provide a bus for these activities, therefore, these trips would not be possible without volunteers.  Each driver must have the following in place in order to drive on field trips:

  1. A copy of both up-to-date insurance and driver’s license information on file with the school
  2. Signed Declaration of Driver Form
  3. Volunteer clearance badge through the Oakland Ed Fund, which requires TB screening and Live Scan fingerprinting.

In-Class Volunteers:

Each teacher, depending on the grade level and style of teaching, will have different needs for volunteers.  The following guidelines should be used when volunteering in the classroom:

  1. Classroom and student work is always confidential.  Please do not discuss student problems with anyone except the teacher.
  2. Try not to compare children within the classroom.
  3. There are many different methods of teaching, as there are teachers.  Please refrain from comparing different methods used from one classroom to another.  There is no one best way to do anything.
  4. Work positively for the good of the school.  Constructive criticism should be directed only to the supervising teacher or school administrator.