Parent Service Hours
We are blessed to have so many volunteer opportunities on our campus. While family service hours are required (30 hours per family and 15 for single parent families) we know that many of our families donate much more than this requirement. Because of this dedication and support our school is able to provide our students with fun and enriching experiences that build and strengthen our community.
All families are expected to:
serve in some way that supports St. Clare School for a total of thirty hours (30) per family and fifteen (15) hours for a single-parent family
serve two-three hour shifts per student, up to a maximum of three shifts per family at the St. Clare Festival held in May
have at least one parent registered in ParentSquare
log their service hours into ParentSquare within thirty days of service to ensure accurate record-keeping
Almost any effort performed by families on behalf of St. Clare School qualifies as service. Common examples include supervising students at lunch time (yard duty), driving on field trips, helping in the classroom, serving on a school committee, planning a school function or event or assisting a classroom teacher or office staff with a project from your home. More information about serving at St. Clare School may be found in the Parent/Student Handbook.
Thank you for your interest in ParentSquare. The PTG will assist in managing all of the service opportunities at St. Clare School. ParentSquare will also allow you to sign up for service opportunities and record your service hours.
Service opportunities coming soon.
Questions or comments about Parent Service Hours or about ParentSquare may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
volunteer requirements for parents
Since June of 2002, the Bishops of the United States, in adopting the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, pledged to do everything they could to ensure that all entrusted to our care would be kept safe. They have reaffirmed this commitment as recently as June 2012. In light of the Bishops’ mandate, ALL Catholic schools are required to make sure that all of our volunteers provide a "safe environment" in which all children are protected.
Therefore, in order to serve or volunteer, in any capacity, at St. Clare School you must complete the following requirements. We have also included details on where to obtain them:
Safe Environment Training (VIRTUS)
ALL volunteers must complete a Safe Environment Training Course online. The web site may be found at www.virtusonline.org
The following training courses are required for adults who work with youth. The VIRTUS® online training course Protecting God’s Children (PGC) is mandatory and must be renewed every three (3) years by both employees and volunteers.
Training Course: Protecting God’s Children (PGC)
Registration Link & Instructions
Once you have completed the course, you need to save and either email a pdf copy of the Certificate of Completion to email@example.com or print it and bring it to the School Office.
Volunteers must complete the Safe Environment Training Course every three years. If you need additional information or clarification about any of these requirements, please contact the School Office or the Director of the Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults of the Diocese of San Jose at (408) 983-0113.
All volunteers must be fingerprinted, even if you have been fingerprinted for another non-diocesan organization. This requirement is needed only once for the duration of your time at St. Clare School. Fingerprinting is performed at either of the locations shown below and there is a processing fee, which you must pay. You will need to take a valid form of picture identification and three completed (fill out highlighted section, only) copies of the Live Scan form which can be found on our school website under Forms/Documents.
The Verify Group
161 Curtner Avenue, Building 2, Campbell, CA 95008 (408) 761-2156
(This is the most convenient way to get fingerprinted because they offer "walk-in" hours as well as appointments. Please call them for details.)
Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department
Appointments can be made by visiting their website www.sccgov.org/sites/sheriff
Tuberculosis (TB) Testing
The Diocese of San Jose and California Public Resources Code 5163 requires that volunteers be tested for Tuberculosis (TB). ALL volunteers at St. Clare School must have a new TB Test every four years. TB Tests require two office visits. The first visit is to receive the test and the second visit is to have the test results read. The skin test must be read between 48 and 72 hours after the test is given. It is the volunteers' responsibility to provide the school with a copy of the results of the test. Volunteers must be tested for Tuberculosis (TB) every four years.
TB Tests may be obtained the following ways:
Health Care Provider - order a test from your Health Care provider (Kaiser, Blue Cross, etc.)
Santa Clara County Public Health Immunization Clinic, 976 Lenzen Ave #1500 in San Jose. Call them or visit their web site for details including hours of operation and costs.