Welcome to Adams School! We would like to thank you for your willingness to share your time and talents. The work you do will have a positive influence on our students and assist us in providing a quality education for all students.
Your participation in our schools should also provide a rewarding experience for you.
There are many ways to become involved and they may vary. Volunteer opportunities include:
- Working with small groups or individual students
- Reading to students and/or listening to students read
- Mentoring a student
- Assisting students with special projects
- Assisting with special events
- Providing classroom presentations
- Assisting with clerical work such as word processing and/or preparing materials
- Driving on and chaperoning fieldtrips
- Planning classroom celebrations
- Helping in the library, computer lab, specialists’ classrooms, or garden
- Becoming involved in PTA
Expectations for Volunteers
As a volunteer, I agree to:
- Sign-in and Sign-out at the front office.
- Wear my volunteer identification.
- Never be alone with individual students.
- Keep classroom and student work confidential. I will not discuss a student’s with anyone other than the teacher or principal.
- Not compare children within the classroom.
- Work positively for the good of the school.
DO’S AND DON’TS
What a Volunteer Does
- Praises and encourages
- Tells the child good things about himself
- Tries to understand how the child feels
- Commits to regular attendance and arranges a parent substitute
- Builds caring and supportive rapport
- Maintains control of the group
- Speaks directly to the teacher about concerns regarding student performance
- Is considerate of the teacher’s time
What a Volunteer Does NOT DO
- Berates, belittles or uses sarcasm
- Acts in a cold or indifferent manner
- Criticizesthe teacher or support staff
- Fails to call to let the school know he or she is going to be absent
- Is late to the classroom
- Violates confidentiality by passing on information to the community
- Loses control and says something that is inappropriate or might be regretted
- Uses a cell phone or text messages while volunteering
- Disrupts the classroom
*The principal as well as the classroom teacher reservesthe right to restrict any volunteer from volunteering on the campus.