Volunteer Information



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    If you would like to volunteer at New Heights Elementary please contact

    Mrs. McCoy at 727-521-5350.

     
     
    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at New Heights Elementary! We need your help! We have over 850 students servicing Gifted, General Education, ASD and VPK. Please make sure you have filled out the volunteer registration form which came in your student's first day packet and have it turned into the front office with a copy of your ID. 

    Volunteering Opportunities

    • PTA
    • SAC
    • October Fest
    • Book Fair - Help kids with shopping and money management
    • The Great American Teach-in - November
    • Picture Day
    • Recess - Monitor children during recess after lunch
    • Media/Library - Sorting and shelving books
    • Cafeteria - Wiping tables, assist children during lunch
    • In Classrooms - Field trip chaperone, classroom assistance
     
     
     
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  • Volunteer Requirements and Procedures:

    All new volunteers must complete a registration form and submit a copy of their driver's license to the office.  Processing and background checks take about 3-4 weeks.  You will receive an email from Pinellas County School Board once you are approved iwith your username and passowrd.  You may not volunteer without clearance.

    Returning volunteers must reactivate themselves in Focus by logging in (see below) and answering a few questions regarding any criminal activity during the past year.  This is required at the beginning of each year prior to volunteering.

    • Always sign in/out at the front desk.
    • Always wear your volunteer nametag/sticker or lever 2 badge while on campus.
    • Log your hours into the Volunteer System in Focus.  A computer is set up in the office to enter hours for your convenience.

    Driving on Field Trips, if you want to drive on class field trips, you must be fingerprinted, obtain a Level II clearance, fill out the Vehicle Information Form and meet the requirements on the form.  

    Logging in Volunteer Hours:

    Hours must be entered into a computer or laptop; phones and tablets will not work.  You must use Firefox browser.  We have a computer set up in the school office to enter hours for your convenience.

                 Username: v.last name first intitial (not case sensitive)

                                   Example: v.smithd

                  Password:  Last name (first letter capitalized) immediately followed by 4-digit birth year.

                                   Example: Smith1975

                  Click:         Log In (it may ask you to register your computer)

    • STEP 3 - Enter Volunteer Hours under "Support Services" or "Instructional" for mentoring or tutoring
    • STEP 4 - Click: Save (very important) and then Log Out

     

    It is very important for volunteers to log ALL of their hours in the system.  Hours include planning and attending PTA and SAC meetings, planning and working events, making phone calls, working on projects, soliciting donations, shopping for supplies, etc.  ANY time spent on activity that benefits the school counts!  Hours do not have to be served on campus.