Sunday, February 14, 2016

Service Hours

  1. All volunteers are to fill out and submit a Service Hours Application form. All students in our Charter School are to be listed on the form.
  2. Each family must complete 30 or more hours per school year; however, 10 hours of that can be given by some form of donation in lieu of fulfilling these hours in increments of ½ hour per donation. All donations must be authorized by the principal in advance. Effective as of the 2008-2009 school year, parents and guardians of students in the City’s Charter School system shall be able to satisfy a portion of their thirty (30) volunteer hour requirement by purchasing up to twenty (20) of these hours as follows:
    • The first ten (10) hours may be purchased for $10.00 per hour.
    • The second ten (10) hours may be purchased for $20.00 per hour.
  3. No parent or guardian shall be permitted to purchase more than twenty (20) volunteer hours for a total of $300.00. The remaining ten (10) hours of the volunteer requirement shall be satisfied in a manner consistent with the Charter Schools’ previously established rules and regulations.
  4. Service hours obtained from all campuses may be combined (Central, East, West, FSU and High School).
  5. Attending informational meetings / functions such as PTA / PTSA, Advisory Board and Open House, count towards service hours, however, recreational functions including, but not limited to, sports events, school plays / performances, and Awards Ceremony do not constitute as time that may be utilized towards service hours; unless otherwise specified by school.
  6. All visitors must sign in at the front office to receive a visitor’s badge before going to the classroom.
  7. All visitors during the school day must wear their visitor’s badges at all times while at the school or with the students.
  8. At home, volunteers must keep a record of their hours and should turn them in every two (2) weeks to their child’s teacher for verification.
  9. If donating supplies, food, etc., for classrooms in exchange for service hours, you may receive no more than ½ hour credit towards your service hours or all items donated at that time. Prior approval from the principal must be received before any items may be donated and credit received.
  10. During the 2nd and 3rd grading periods, all service hours will be tabulated and parents will be notified of the hours they have accumulated.
  11. A new duplicate form should be filled out for every service activity attended. Please keep the yellow copy for your records. The white copy must be turned in to the office.
  12. Any hardship related deviation from this policy must be put in writing fully explaining the extenuating circumstances for such request and submitted to the principal.
  13. Service hours may only be performed by parents, grandparents, foster parents, adoptive parents, and legal guardians at the discretion and review of the principals.
  14. Pursuant to Chapter 2004-81, Florida Laws (2004), all volunteers at the school shall be subject to a limited background check. Principals have the sole discretion and authority to refuse an individual to perform volunteer hours at the school as a result of this required background check.
  15. All service hours must be fulfilled prior to May 10, 2013 for parents of seniors and prior to May 24, 2013 for all others unless other arrangements have been approved by administration. If you do not fulfill the required hours, your child will not be allowed to enroll in the Pembroke Pines Charter Schools the ensuing school year.  

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities
Check with Student Activities Coordinator or Teacher sponsor. Driver’s license required for background check.   

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