School Visitors and Volunteers

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Hello, Valued Members of our TVUSD Community,


Intro

We are very excited to welcome volunteers to our sites beginning March 15, 2022. However, we must do this in a way that ensures we are following state and county protocols, which includes monitoring/tracking important information of volunteers on our campus. If you are interested in volunteering, we would love to have you support our students’ and staff's needs. Volunteers will need to complete the application process through the Raptor System - linked here. Please continue to read below for further details on the process. We appreciate your patience as we transition to this new system for processing our volunteers. We are excited to welcome you back and greatly appreciate our community’s support.


Requirements

You may upload documents for items #1 and #2 via our electronic application through our Raptor system (linked here), or you may submit them in person. Items #3 and #4 must be submitted in person.

  1. A copy of your driver’s license

  2. Completion of two very important documents related to student safety; they include a) the form for a background check in accordance with Penal Code 290.95 (Megan’s Law), which is linked here, as well as b) the Volunteer Code of Conduct form, also linked here.

  3. COVID-19 Vaccination Record (submit in person). Please know that the District, in accordance with guidelines and mandates from the California Department of Public Health, is mandated to collect either a) proof of vaccination or b) a recent COVID-19 test prior to the volunteer event. Please be aware that state agencies have defined “fully vaccinated” as two weeks from having received both doses in a two-dose series of vaccinations or one-dose in a one-dose vaccination.

  4. Proof of TB Testing/Screening (submit in person)


Please rest assured your documents will be filed in a secure manner. For any questions or concerns related to the volunteer requirements, including the mandated required documents to be collected, please email volunteers@tvusd.us.


COVID-19 Testing

The District provides COVID-19 testing free of charge to our parent community members. For volunteers who are unvaccinated or do not share their vaccination status, proof of a negative COVID-19 test will be accepted. This test must be from a verified healthcare facility and must be dated within 7 days of your volunteer day. Home tests are not acceptable for this requirement. Please contact Health Services to schedule an appointment at (951) 294-6050.


TB Screening

The District can also provide TB screening as part of this process. For questions, please contact our Health Services Division at healthservices@tvusd.us.


A visitor is defined as an individual who, with school district authorization, attends classroom parties, a student performance, special event (e.g., graduation and awards ceremonies, Friday Flag festival, open house, back-to-school event, sports event, athletic competition, etc). A visitor may either be accompanied or unaccompanied by school district staff. Designated school district administrative personnel are to make this determination. A visitor may not always be required to sign a registry and/or scan in using Raptor.


Guest is defined as an individual who, with school district approval, assists students, schools, and teachers on a non-regular basis or who individually observes a classroom or activity. A guest may also assist with educational programs or with special events on an occasional or infrequent basis (special events, e.g., Guest speakers, performers, readers, presenters). A guest shall be under the direct supervision of a staff member.


A volunteer is defined as an individual who, with school district authorization, voluntarily assists school districts, schools, educational programs, or students on a regular and ongoing basis in a supervisory or instructional role. There are two distinct categories of volunteers, Tier I and Tier II.


Tier I Volunteers shall: (Examples of duties performed by a Tier I Volunteer include classroom volunteers serving under the supervision of teachers, library volunteers, chaperones, etc.)

1. Complete and satisfactorily clear a Tier I Megan's law background check

2. Read and sign the Volunteer Code of Conduct Form

3. Submit evidence of tuberculosis clearance

4. Submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative Covid-19 test, in the past 7 days.


Tier II Volunteers shall: (Examples of duties performed by a Tier II volunteer include volunteer walk-on coaches, mentors, club advisors, volunteer band instructors, chaperones for overnight activities, etc.)

1. Complete and satisfactorily clear a Tier I Megan's law background check

2. Read and sign the Volunteer Code of Conduct Form.

3. Submit evidence of tuberculosis clearance

4. Have submitted proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test in the past 7 days.

5. Volunteers, who have been in the State of California for more than one (1) year, shall have a California Department of Justice (DOJ) Background Verification Check. Volunteers, who have been in the State of California for less than one (1) year, shall have a National Verification Background Check (to be completed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation).

6. Walk-on coaches shall be required to have a California Department of Justice Background Verification Check and a National Verification Background (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Check.

Contact Information

Main Office Number: 951-302-5125

Attendance Line: 951-302-5129

Main Office Fax: 951-302-5133