Please contat the front office for the most current information (619) 600-5321.
Volunteers must come to the office and sign in and sign out. A volunteer badge/sticker must be worn while on campus. SDGVA has three categories for screening volunteers.
Volunteers and visitors need to check with the office on weeks that are available for classroom visitation. The first three weeks of school or enrollment, SDGVA testing, state testing, and professional development days, are times that visitations are excluded. SDGVA wants to encourage parents to visit the classroom and contribute to the school but it is important for students to build independence and an understanding of the school environment. In addition, small child are allowed in the classroom on a limited basis and never during the times mentioned above. Special events, family events and celebrations SDGVA invites families to participate but it is important not to disrupt the learning process. Appointments are required for classroom visitations. All visitors must abide by the screening process below.
Visitors or guests who enter a school for a one-time event. This person has no unsupervised exposure or contact with children. Parents length of visitation is determined by the activity in which they are attending.
- Be able to present some form of current government-issued photo identification (driver’s license, passport, military ID, US or other government identification)
- Sign in at the front office “Volunteer Sign-in Sheet”
- Display a volunteer identification badge
Volunteers with group exposure who have little or no direct unsupervised exposure or contact with children, volunteers participating in school activities in open and public settings, and volunteers with classroom exposure who work with children and are supervised by SDGVA staff. Volunteer conditions are typically public settings and classrooms where staff or other adults can observe at all times, no solitary time with children, and always within unobstructed view. These classroom visitations are subject to approval by the CEO and Educational Provost and limited to a time frame and monthly frequency due to limiting disruptions in the classroom. The typical examples include classroom tutoring, classroom reading, classroom assistance and after-school programs where supervised by SDGVA personnel, field trip chaperones, as well as non-classroom volunteers such as office helpers, non-classroom assistance, organized functions associated with school organizations such as PTA, school foundation, Site Council. These opportunities are approved through the CEO and/or Educational Provost, the duration and frequency (schedule), will be determined by CEO and/or Educational Provost. These visitation are excluded during these times: The first three weeks of school or enrollment, SDGVA testing, state testing, and professional development days.
- All requirements in Category 1
- Be checked by designated site personnel against the California Department of Justice, Sexual Offender (Megan’s Law) website (http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov)
- Present a Tuberculosis clearance card
Volunteers with classroom exposure, who work directly with students, and may have unsupervised time with students, but only while on school property with SDGVA personnel on site. Conditions typically are areas outside of the classroom where staff or other adults can observe at most times, but may occasionally include short solitary time with children and short duration of obstructed view, such as student teaching, student teaching observation hours, on-site tutoring provided by a trained tutor or service learning professional or counseling intern, which may occur outside of the classroom. These opportunities are approved through the CEO and/or Educational Provost, the duration and frequency (schedule), will be determined by CEO and/or Educational Provost.
- All requirements in Category 1 & 2
- Submit to a criminal background check by Department of Justice & FBI (fingerprinting). SDUSD has fingerprinting services at 4100 Normal Street. All costs associated with volunteering are the responsibility of the volunteer.