Volunteer Guidelines

These guidelines are based on SMUSD Board Policy, Communication 1240 and 1250. It is our sincere desire to make each family a part of our school, feel welcome on campus and included in all aspects. The following are some guidelines to ensure that all of our students are safe at school. Our district encourages parents, legal guardians and other community members to volunteer at our school. Volunteering must be scheduled and approved by the teacher or administration. Volunteers are limited to no more than twice a week for 1 hour at a time in the classroom.

*Administration may make changes to these policies during the year, so please check with them for the most current policy. Below are important policies to follow while volunteering:

  • Follow and support the policies and rules of the school.
  • Respect and maintain the confidentiality of matters that occur within the school. Please do not discuss a student with others. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance. If you have a concern about any issue, contact the teacher/principal to protect students’ privacy rights.
  • Expect children to treat you with respect. Students who are disrespectful or disobey a school rule should be reported to the person in charge (supervisor, teacher, administration).
  • Attend strictly to the duties and area or which you have volunteered. Please do not use this time to monitor your child’s class or inquire about his/her progress.
  • If you are volunteering, your other school aged children should not accompany you.
  • Dress and grooming should be suitable for the public school setting.
  • If you are unable to attend a scheduled day, please contact the teacher or designated contact for your classroom, it will also allow time to make new arrangements.
  • Please switch cell phone to vibrate while working in the classrooms. If you need to make a call, please step out of the classroom.
  • Children are not permitted in the staff workroom or lounge at anytime.