Volunteers


Volunteers are an important part of a school district.  There are a variety of ways volunteers can lend a helping hand to the students of our community and staff.

Whether a volunteer is helping students read, assisting in the library or supervising an activity, they are important members of the community and our district.  We value the time and effort volunteers take to help resource our teachers, administrators and support staff to better serve our students.

To provide clarification, the district is defining volunteers and visitors as listed below:
 
Visitors are individuals who are not providing a service to the school or students. These individuals may be on campus to interact with their child(ren) or attend activities.  Visitors must check-in at the main office and depart the school building at the end of the activity.

Volunteers are individuals who assist our school on an uncompensated basis and who may periodically be unsupervised while with students. These individuals may volunteer to regularly assist in the school office or library; mentor or tutor students; coach or supervise student activities before or after school; oasis reading; attend field trips or chaperone students on overnight trips.

Parents/guests attending a school-sponsored activity in a central location such as an assembly will not require background screening.

If you have any questions about background check requirements, contact the secretaries at your child's school building. We appreciate your time and service and thank you for volunteering.

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Visitors should be registered with a third-party contractor, Background Investigation Bureau (BIB)to conduct a comprehensive criminal and sex offender registry search.  There will be an annual fee, payable through the BIB website, due at time of registration.

Volunteers undergo a three (3) part background screening and complete district-required training. This will include fingerprinting good for six (6) years and Family Care Safety Registry good for life.  Please follow the step below to start the process.

 Step 1:     Fill out the volunteer request through TalentEd. (you must create an account prior to filling out the request)
An email and checklist will be sent to you within 3-5 days. Complete all forms in the checklist.

 Step 2:     Register with MACHS/FBI Fingerprinting portal using code 8627. 
If internet access is not available to you, please visit our administration building.
The state background check is $20.00 and the federal fee is $11.25 if a volunteer. If using the electronic fingerprint vendor through our MACHS service, the fingerprint service fee is $8.50. Total cost for a complete background check is $39.75 per volunteer.
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 Step 3:     Complete fingerprinting.  Your registration will show payment details and state you need to bring payment.  Please ensure you have the correct form of payment with you to complete the fingerprinting.
 Step 4:     Register with Family Care Safety Registry.  If you are already registered with them, you do not need to register again.  We are able to review the information from your previous registration to determine your volunteer approval.  If you are not currently registered, register online or by a mail-in-form.
 
  • Online Registration with FCSR is quick and easy.  All an individual needs is internet access, their social security number and email address, and a valid credit or debit card for payment of the fee.  The fee to register online is $14.00 plus a $1.25 processing fee.
  • Mail a Worker Registration Form, a photocopy of the Social Security card, and a check or money order for the $14.00 registration fee (if applicable) to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Fee Receipts Unit, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102.  Mailed forms are processed in the order received.
 Step 5: Log into the Vector Solutions K-12 Training Site for the required district training.  Your login information will be sent through the Talent Ed Records checklist when you filled out the volunteer application.

Once all is completed the volunteer will receive a final email indicating approval status.

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OASIS Reading Volunteers

We’re looking for community residents to be READING VOLUNTEERS. - Spend just one hour a week with a child in Kindergarten to 4th grade to build reading and language skills, self-esteem, and positive attitudes toward school. - Read, talk, and write together; become friends. - Receive free training, materials, and on-going support.- We will work with your schedule. This program is for adults age 55 and over.

Call Nicole Jaggi at 636-250-5217 or 636-757-6817 for more information and training dates. Tutoring positions are available at Orchard Farm Elementary or Discovery Elementary.

Requirements -
Successful completion of MACHS/FBI Fingerprinting, Family Care Safety Registry, Missouri Casenet, and District Training. See instructions above.

Contact -
Jackie Evans at 636-757-8736 or jevans@ofr5.com


 
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