VOLUNTEERS NEEDED …

Please volunteer to help out at the school. We can use your gifts and talents whatever they may be. If you want to volunteer on the campus and will be with students you must have a completed background check on file, signed a confidentiality agreement and completed the SafeSchools training.

Once you have submitted your paperwork, we will provide you the link for online training with SafeSchools.  Even if you have taken the training for another school or program, we are required to have record of your completing the training.

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Who Can Be A School Volunteer?

RPA welcomes volunteers of all ages.  You can be parents, grandparents, senior citizens, college students, neighbors, and friends — to name a few.   Volunteers are a very important part of our school.  They come together with teachers and staff to help provide our students with the best possible education!  For more information, contact the office.

Qualifications

Volunteers do not need to have teaching or professional experience.  The most important qualification is to have a sincere interest in the future of our young people.  No special educational background is required.

All RPA volunteers are required to complete the child abuse prevention training and a criminal history background check from the State of Oregon.  Required ANNUALLY and handled highly confidential, this process must be completed before you can volunteer in a classroom or for a field trip.  Depending on the time of year, it could take up to two weeks for results to be received by the school.  Please plan accordingly.

  1. The VOLUNTEER-BACKGROUND CHECK APPLICATION FORM  must be completed and submitted with the $5 fee for the office to process the background check through the State of Oregon.  (Checks are to be made payable to RPA.)  The sooner your paperwork is submitted, the sooner authorization can be processed and you can be actively involved.
  2. Complete and submit the RPA Confidentiality Agreement
  3. The following provides instructions for all RPA parents and volunteers toward completion of some important online training.  Thank you for setting aside a little time to complete the training.  Though we have the ability to monitor testing, I would appreciate notification when you have completed the training. SafeSchools is an affiliate of PACE (our insurance provider) and these trainings are part of the services provided. Though the program notes a “due date” of September 30th, the sooner we have a record of your completing/passing the training, the sooner we can include you in the “team” of volunteers helping with students and school activities. In case you are considering volunteering at RPA and have not completed the paperwork, the forms are included here.

SELF-REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Renaissance Public Academy Parents and Volunteers

Renaissance Public Academy is using SafeSchools online safety training to train staff as well as parents on school-related safety issues.  SafeSchools offers trainings in all facets of school safety, and its compliance management system tracks all the training for the school, allowing us to easily demonstrate state and federal compliance with safety mandates.As an RPA parent, you have the option to register and take your optional trainings. As an RPA volunteer, you are required to register yourself to the system in order to take your trainings. There are two ways to do this.

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School-wide registration key: 3b29c765

Use the “quick link” registration URL: LINK TO SAFESCHOOLS SITE FOR RPA TRAINING

Enter the address above to your internet browser, and you will be directly taken to the registration page where you will enter your basic information, including your username.

Once you login to the site, you will see a list of courses assigned to you, and the date on which they are due.  To begin a course, click on the title then follow the prompts.  To earn a certificate of completion, you must complete all sections of a course and pass the quiz.  You do not have to take SafeSchools courses in one sitting, however; if you are called away, the system will remember where you left off and allow you to pick up again at that point.

Your participation will help to make our school a safer place to work and learn!  If you have any questions, please contact the office at 503-759-7002.

As we move toward the August 29th start date of the 2016-17 School Year, please take your opportunity to volunteer seriously.  The sooner we receive your form and $5 payment, the sooner we can begin processing your application. Your having completed the Child Abuse Awareness online training in advance will also assist in expediting handling.

Dear RPA Families,

With school in full swing, NOW is a great opportunity to fill you in on the Volunteer Program.

A background check must be run and clearance received by the school prior to any volunteering at our great school and/or with our students..

You do have the option to “opt out” of filling out a background check, however that means you will not be allowed to volunteer during school hours or during times when students are on campus. If you choose not to complete this form, don’t fret as we have numerous other jobs available to be done before school, after school and on weekends.

The time you spend volunteering is a valuable resource to our students, teachers and staff. Any extra time our teachers can spend away from routine tasks is more time they can spend teaching our kids all of the things they need to know to be the best version of themselves that they can be.

This year, there will be a lot of work in making sure all of our school’s needs are met. We can only do “the best” if we are matching up your volunteer preferences and skills with the school’s needs.  (Thus:  the importance of our receiving your Volunteer Preference sheet.)

Above are the forms needed to get started volunteering. The background check must be completed and returned to the school office, with your $5 processing fee. Along with the Background Check, please print, read and sign the Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement. There is a digital copy of the new Volunteer Handbook located on the school’s website. It gives a more detailed description of the rules and responsibilities for volunteers. Lastly, the Volunteer Preference Sheet should be filled out and returned so there is the best opportunity to match your interests and availability with the needs of the school.

The school is in immediate need of a few volunteers to step up and lend a hand in the following areas: Lunch Helper (supervises the kids and makes sure they are behaving and cleaning up after themselves), Recess Helper (supervises the kids while outside to keep them safe).

Please watch for more detailed communications as the school year moves along!

On behalf of all of our wonderful scholars and staff, we want to thank you greatly for your help and support during the school year.