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Parent Involvement

We have many opportunities for parents to get involved. You will gain hours to complete your required 30 Parent Volunteer Hours; however, the most important reason is that you will be making a positive impact on Pacoima Charter School. 
 
Classroom Visitation Policy
  • Request an appointment for a visitation from the teacher. A 24 hour notice is required.
  • For same day appointments, see an administrator.
  • Complete a visitor's permit before proceeding to the classroom.
  • Determine the classroom activity you are observing. You are welcome to stay up to 20 minutes in the classroom.
  • You may schedule an appointment with the classroom teacher after the visit by sending a request to the teacher via email or leaving a message at the front desk.
  • Return the visitor's pass to the front office before leaving the campus.
For the safety of our students, there are three (3) Volunteer Tiers. Depending on your length of your volunteer service, and per Ed Code, the following will be needed for each tier (*please see Volunteer Cover Letter for complete details):
 
Completed applications must be turned into the main office
 
Tier I Volunteer :
One day only, for example:
      • Single event volunteer
      • Classroom observations 
      • College student observations
      • Student volunteers
 
Required
    1. California Megan's law Website Clearance (Drivers's License/ID will be scanned into Visitor system)
    2. Tier I Single Event Application
    3. Volunteer Commitment Form
 
Tier II Volunteer:
More than one day and/or event, for example:
      • Regular volunteer
      • Field Trip/Event chaperone volunteer
      • Parent Leader Action Committee (PLAC)
      • Classroom volunteer
      • Room parent
      • Campus volunteer
      • Parent center volunteer
 
Required:
    1. California Megan's law Website Clearance (Drivers's License/ID will be scanned into Visitor system)
    2. TB clearance
    3. Tier II, Tier III Volunteer Application
    4. Volunteer Commitment Form
Tier III Volunteer:
16 or more hours per week, for example:
      • Regular volunteer
      • One-on-one tutor
      • Cafeteria volunteer
      • Overnight field trip chaperone volunteer
      • Student activities volunteer
 
Required:
  1. California Megan's law Website Clearance (Drivers's License/ID will be scanned into Visitor system)
  2. TB clearance
  3. Fingerprinting clearance (Live Scan)
  4. Tier II, Tier III Volunteer Application
  5. Volunteer Commitment Form
Copies of forms are also available in the main office.