Safe Environment - Volunteer Information
RETURNING FAMILIES: A 2023-2024 VOLUNTEER FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE BY JUNE 9th, ACCOMPANIED BY A COPY OF A CURRENT, GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID [DRIVER'S LICENSE, PASSPORT, ETC.]. DELIVER A HARD COPY OR E-MAIL TO [email protected].
SAFE ENVIRONMENT POLICY
The diocesan safe environment policy is a three-pronged effort to ensure the safety of all who work, worship, or participate in activities at Our Lady of Grace Parish and School. It includes:
1. Recognizing risk factors and concerning behaviors associated with child abuse by mandating screening of all adults who work with children and young people on a regular basis or adults who are with children who are not under the direct supervision of a teacher.
2. Understanding the responsibility or obligation to report concerns by ongoing training of parents, educators, volunteers, church ministers, and others regularly involved with minors as to the issue of child abuse, including sexual abuse.
3. Teaching children rules for reducing the risks for abuse and for telling a parent or trusted adult if they are abused. The school implements the diocesan provided “No-Go-Tell” program, using age-appropriate education pertaining to children’s personal safety and with direction as to when they should seek assistance from a trusted adult.
All adult volunteers that work in any capacity with the students must be on the Our Lady of Grace School Approved Volunteer List. The following requirements must be completed successfully in order for an adult volunteer to be included on the “Our Lady of Grace School Approved Volunteer List”:
1. ANNUAL REQUIREMENTS:
Submit a completed Our Lady of Grace Volunteer Application
Submit a copy of a Photo ID (i.e. Driver’s License)
2. OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Background Screen (Live Scan Fingerprint Service) – NO EXPIRATION
Submit a completed “Request for Live Scan Service” form for Our Lady of Grace School Volunteers (Forms are available in the OLG School Office – Live Scan Service Fee is paid by the volunteer applicant)
Catholic Mutual Group – CMG CONNECT
Background Check (San Diego) – Fee paid by the volunteer applicant - EXPIRES IN FIVE YEARS
Safe Environment Curriculum – San Diego – No Fee - EXPIRES IN FIVE YEARS