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PARENT VOLUNTEERING REQUIREMENTS

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PARENT VOLUNTEERING REQUIREMENTS
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PARENT​ ​VOLUNTEER​ ​POLICY​ ​2017-2018

At​ ​Richard​ ​Merkin​ ​Middle​ ​School,​ ​parents​ ​are​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​take​ ​active​ ​and
meaningful​ ​roles to​ ​ensure​ ​the​ ​success​ ​of​ ​our​ ​school.​ ​Research​ ​shows​ ​that​ ​parent involvement​ ​in​ ​children’s​ ​learning​ ​positively​ ​impacts​ ​student​ ​achievement levels.​ ​We​ ​believe​ ​that​ ​your​ ​participation​ ​at​ ​Richard​ ​Merkin​ ​Middle​ ​School​ ​will really​ ​make​ ​a​ ​difference​ ​and​ ​will​ ​positively​ ​impact​ ​your​ ​child’s​ ​academic progress.​ ​We​ ​encourage​ ​all​ ​parents,​ ​legal​ ​guardians​ ​and​ ​adult​ ​family​ ​members to​ ​become​ ​actively​ ​involved​ ​at​ ​Richard​ ​Merkin​ ​Middle​ ​School​ ​by​ ​serving​ ​as​ ​a parent​ ​volunteer.​ ​Your​ ​time,​ ​talent​ ​and​ ​enthusiasm​ ​are​ ​an​ ​integral​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the day-to-day​ ​functioning​ ​of​ ​the​ ​school​ ​and​ ​the​ ​overall​ ​academic​ ​development​ ​of your​ ​child.​ ​The​re ​are​ ​a​ ​number​ ​of​ ​ways​ ​you​ ​can​ ​volunteer​ ​and​ ​demonstrate​ ​your commitment​ ​at​ ​Richard​ ​Merkin​ ​Middle​ ​School.​ ​Parent​ ​volunteer​ ​hours​ ​can​ ​be earned​ ​by​ ​directly​ ​supporting​ ​the​ ​school​ ​and​ ​by​ ​supporting​ ​your​ ​child academically.

SCHOOL​ ​SUPPORT
Possible​ ​volunteer​ ​opportunities​ ​to​ ​support​ ​our​ ​school​ ​include:
●Office​ ​Support
●Fundraising​ ​Activities
●Breakfast​ ​and​ ​Lunch​ ​distribution
●Field​ ​Trip​ ​Assistance​ ​and​ ​Supervision
●Special​ ​Events​ ​Assistance
●Arrival​ ​Supervision​ ​morning​ ​(Valet)
●Yard​ ​or​ ​Visitor’s​ ​Supervision
●Making​ ​phone​ ​calls
●Translation​ ​for​ ​Parents​ ​Conferences





LEADERSHIP​ ​ACTIVITIES:
​ . Serving as the parents representative for your child’s Advisory Class
●Participation​ ​in​ ​the​ ​School​ ​Coordinating​ ​Council
●Town​ ​Hall​ ​Meetings
●Board​ ​of​ ​Directors​ ​Meetings
●Participation​ ​in​ ​other​ ​school​ ​committees​ ​and​ ​advocacy​ ​activities
. Educating other parents (Parent Leadership Academy PLN)



ACADEMIC​ ​SUPPORT
Possible​ ​volunteer​ ​activities​ ​to​ ​support​ ​your​ ​child​ ​academically​ ​include:
●Parent​ ​Workshop​ ​participation
●Classroom​ ​Observations
●Parent-Teacher​ ​Conferences
●Classroom​ ​Support
●Tutoring​ ​Support
●For​ ​Off-Campus​ ​Events
●Coffee​ ​W/the​ ​Principal
●Bring​ ​Lunch​ ​to​ ​Your​ ​Kid
●School​ ​Beautification



If​ ​you​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​volunteer​ ​now​ ​for​ ​specific​ ​opportunities,​ ​please​ ​contact
the​ ​school​ ​to​ ​be​ ​placed​ ​on​ ​the​ ​parent​ ​volunteer​ ​schedule.





We​ ​truly​ ​appreciate​ ​your​ ​participation​ ​as​ ​a​ ​parent​ ​volunteer​ ​and​ ​we​ ​will​ ​make every​ ​attempt​ ​to​ ​match​ ​your​ ​interests​ ​and​ ​skill​ ​with​ ​projects​ ​or​ ​tasks​ ​that​ ​you​ ​are​ ​comfortable​ ​with.

Please​ ​call​ the school​ ​at​ ​(213)​ ​748-0141​ ​and​ ​ask​ ​for​ the ​Parent​ ​Engagement​ ​Specialist Mrs.​ ​Licetz​ ​​Edmond/ledmond@laalliance.org​,​ if ​you​ ​have​ ​any​ ​questions.​ ​I​ ​hope you​ ​find​ ​the​ ​parent​ ​volunteer​ ​guidelines​ ​helpful​ ​as​ ​we​ ​partner​ ​together​ ​in your​ ​child’s​ ​education.


​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​PARENT​ ​VOLUNTEER​ ​GUIDELINES


PARENT​ ​VOLUNTEER​ ​COMMITMENT​ ​​ ​40​ ​HOURS

●Each​ ​family​ ​is​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​volunteer​ ​40​ ​hours​ ​per​ ​school​ ​year.​ ​It​ ​is
suggested​ ​that​ ​20​ ​hours​ ​be​ ​applied​ ​to​ ​supporting​ ​the​ ​school​ ​and​ ​20
hours​ ​be​ ​applied​ ​on​ ​Town-Hall​ ​and​ ​Workshops.

TO​ ​SUPPORT TO ATTENDING​ ​YOUR​ ​CHILD​ ​ACADEMICALLY
●Only​ ​parents,​ ​stepparents​ ​or​ ​legal​ ​guardians​ ​will​ ​be​ ​credited​ ​with
volunteer​ ​hours,​ ​family​ ​members​ ​(21​ ​years​ ​and​ ​older)​ ​who​ ​reside​ ​in​ ​the same​ ​household.
●All​ ​volunteer​ ​hours​ ​should​ ​be​ ​fulfilled​ ​prior​ ​to​ ​the​ ​last​ ​day​ ​of​ ​school.






​ ​​PARENT​ ​VOLUNTEER​ ​REQUIREMENTS
●Review​ ​the​ ​description​ ​of​ ​possible​ ​volunteer​ opportanities and​ ​sign-up​ ​for​ ​a​ ​specific volunteer activity at the parent orientation or any time
​ ​​​during the ​school​ ​year.
●​ ​Provide​ ​proof​ ​of​ ​Negative​ ​Tuberculosis​ ​TB​ ​skin​ ​test​ ​or
●​ ​Provide​ ​proof​ ​or​ ​Negative​ ​Tuberculosis​ ​X-Ray​ ​(if​ ​TB​ ​test​ ​is​ ​positive)

VOLUNTEERING​ ​AT​ ​THE​ ​SCHOOL
●The​ ​school​ ​will​ ​monitor​ ​the​ ​number​ ​of​ ​volunteer​ ​hours​ ​each​ ​family
accumulates
●All​ ​volunteers​ ​must​ ​sign​ ​in​ ​and​ ​sign​ ​out​ ​the​ ​front​ ​office
●All​ ​parent​ ​volunteer ​will​ ​receive​ ​a​ ​name​ ​badge​ ​and/or​ ​a​ ​Yellow​ ​Parent Volunteer​ ​vest
●Please​ ​respect​ ​classroom​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​the​ ​privacy​ ​of​ ​faculty​ ​and​ ​staff
​ ​​ ​​ ​when​ ​volunteering
●​ ​Please​ ​do​ ​not​ ​engage​ ​your​ ​child’s​ ​teacher​ ​in​ ​personal​ ​matters,​ ​instead ​schedule​ ​regular​ ​conferences​ ​though​ ​the​ ​year

RECOGNITION
●Parents​ ​who​ ​earn​ ​more​ than ​40​ ​volunteer​ ​hours​ ​will​ ​be​ ​awarded
●Parents​ ​volunteer​ ​will​ ​be​ ​invited​ ​to​ ​an​ ​end-of-the-year​ ​Thank​ ​You
Celebration
●Parents​ ​will​ ​also​ ​be​ ​put​ ​into​ ​raffles​ ​to​ ​win​ ​special​ ​prizes


Parent’s​ ​Name:___________________________________

Signature:______________________________________
Contact Richard Merkin Middle School
Phone: (213) 748-0141
Fax: (213) 748-0142

2023 South Union Avenue , Los Angeles, CA 90007