*All volunteers will work with students in a supervised or public environment.
*A "supervised environment" is defined as one where a staff member or another volunteer is present.
*A "public environment" is defined as a space where volunteers and students are easily observed.
*Background checks are required for some volunteers.
*Volunteers who have been convicted of any of the crimes identified in ORS 342.143, or the equivalent, are excluded from volunteering.
*Guidelines for effective volunteer practices will be provided.
*Volunteers are expected to sign a statement of understanding and compliance with the guidelines.
VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES:*Be punctual*Respect the learning environment*Keep confidential information confidential*Understand school rules and guidelines*Sign in at the office and wear an identification badge*Always work with students in the presence of another adult*Please silence your cell phone when in the classroom or office area*Student discipline is the responsibility of the teachers/staff/principal*Learn your way around the school*Ask for assistance when using unfamiliar equipment*Please do not bring younger children with you when you volunteer*Volunteers should report suspected incidents of child abuse*LOSD is a drug-free workplace*Harassment and discrimination are not permitted in LOSD*LOSD has a zero tolerance policy for weapons in district buildings
PROCEDURES FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS:*Work in collaboration with school staff to plan volunteer activities*Communicate with staff members for clear expectations*Concerns are to be communicated with staff, not other parents*Pay attention to ALL students*Stay with any assigned group or individual*Do not disturb other classes*Conference with your child's teacher during times other than volunteer time*Adhere to LOSD's volunteer code of ethics*Have fun!
WORKROOM:*No children in the workroom at any time*Please receive specific training from workroom or office staff before running machines
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT:*Try at least two of these ideas with students when there is a conflict (from Kelso's Wheel): -Talk it out -Apologize -Walk away -Ignore it -Wait and cool off -Go to another game -Tell them to stop -Make a deal -Share and/or take turns