Get Involved/ Volunteer

 
Research shows that when parents are actively involved with their children's education, students' grades are higher, their self-esteem is greater, and they are more socially adjusted. In fact, the most accurate indicator of a student's academic success in school is not tied to family income or social status, but the extent to which a family:
  • Creates a home environment that encourages learning.
  • Sets high but realistic achievement and career expectations.
  • Becomes involved in their child's education and in the community.
In addition to attending parent-teacher conferences and other special events, there are many opportunities available to get involved both in the classroom and out....many of them are available to volunteer just one day a week!
 
Volunteer in your child's classroom
Drive for a field trip
PTA or Foundation
 
Morning or recess Running Club
Gecko Dads Corp
School Site Council 
Help from 7am - 8am in front office
 

 Interacting with students and volunteering at Green Elementary 
 
 
Volunteering at Green Elementary adds that additional special touch for our children that helps Green Elementary stand out in its education. We do appreciate all volunteers and to cover district guidelines, we need you to fill out an application annually and have a current TB test. To begin volunteering for the first time, the TB must be completed within 60 days. After you have submitted your TB test, it is on file and good for 4 years. Tuberculosis Services are provided by the San Diego County of Health and Human Services Agency  for homeless only. If you do not have insurance or do not want to go to your doctor for your TB, you will have to go to CVS or other family services around town. This volunteer application and TB requirement is for any adult who is on campus for any reason and are interacting with students.This volunteer form is an annual requirement, the TB is every 4 years.
    Field Trips

    If you want to drive on field trips, for you and the school to be cleared, you need to provide copies of the declaration page of your auto insurance showing $100,000 / $300,000 limits of liability and a current drivers license in addition to what is required for volunteering. All of these requirements are to protect you as well as the children in the school.
     
    Car Safety California Law (effective 01/01/2012)
    In addition, children under 8 years old must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat of a car. Children under the age of 8 who are 4'9" or taller may be secured by a safety belt in the back seat. Children who are 8 years and over shall be properly secured in  an appropriate child passenger restraint system or safety belt. To read more click here.  If your child meets the requirement of a booster seat for a field trip, the parents are required to provide the booster seat on the day of the field trip.
     
    Don't wait until the last minute to get approved to volunteer. Check out the volunteer requirements and be pre-approved!