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Classroom Volunteers/Visitors

We encourage you to volunteer in our classrooms.  Your involvement and support are greatly appreciated and enhance the educational experience of all students.  Anyone who works in a classroom must have a current Mantoux TB test. The tests are good for four years.

All volunteers must be able to keep their commitments to the classroom teacher. In order for a parent to be an effective classroom volunteer, the teacher must be confident that the parent will participate in and support the classroom activities and will maintain confidentiality regarding individual children’s progress.  Please do not bring younger siblings to the classroom with you.  Parents who volunteer to supervise students on campus or field trips are asked to monitor all students at all times.  Praise good behavior and correct any inappropriate behavior.  Parents are required not to use their cell phones while supervising children.

MBUSD has installed security requirements for ALL parent volunteers at all schools.  Volunteers must first fill out three important forms: Volunteer Assistance Form, Medical Release Form, and Code of Conduct Form.  Please turn in all completed forms to the office.  Forms are available here and in the school office. 

School Board policy requires that all visitors follow the procedures below when on campus. These procedures were developed in consideration of the children’s best interests: to ensure their safety while on campus and the continuity of their educational program.

  1. Regular classroom volunteers must sign in the office and wear the Volunteer Badge provided by the school office for identification.

  2. Other classroom visitors and volunteers must sign in at the office before visiting or volunteering in the classrooms.

  3. Anyone wishing to visit the school or classrooms may make an appointment with Mrs. Steinberg (Principal).  

  4. Because of the demands of California Content Standards, younger brothers or sisters and students from other schools are not permitted to accompany our students to school to visit or to spend the day in our classrooms.

  5. All volunteers must respect the confidentiality of student achievement & behavior (Family Rights & Privacy Act/ Education Code 49063.)
     

Professional Observation in the Classroom

Pacific School has established the following observation guidelines in an effort to maintain uninterrupted instruction and to protect confidentiality of all students.

  1. Parents must first contact the teacher and request that a professional observation be scheduled in the classroom.

  2. Classroom teacher will suggest two times for observation.  An administrator or designee will be present throughout the observation

  3. Parent will provide classroom teacher/school a current signed/dated copy of Authorization for Exchange of Information.

  4. Observation will be confirmed by classroom teacher, administrator and professional.

  5. On the day of the observation, the professional visitor must sign in at the office before visiting the classroom, obtain a visitor’s badge, and be escorted by the administrator/designee.

  6. Please be prompt, as tardiness, will impact the scheduled observation time.

  7. Professionals will remain seated in the back of the room.  Do not engage in conversation with the teacher or students.

At the close of the observation, the professional will be escorted to the school office to sign out/return badge.

Dogs on Campus

Dogs are never allowed anywhere on school property.  Animal Control issues citations for any infraction of this school policy. Pacific loves dogs, however, this policy is important for the safety of students and the health/sanitation of school. 

Any animal, however, that is necessary under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be allowed.