Parent Involvement 101
Why do we need more parents to be involved?
Research show that when families get involved their children:
- Get better grades
- Graduate from high-school at higher rates
- Are more likely to go on to higher education
- Become successful members of their communities
- Are better behaved and have more positive attitudes
School Parent Partnerships Include:
- Develop effective two-way communication
- Provide meaningful and rewarding experience for parents to participate
- Foster relationships between diverse parent groups
- Cultivate parent/teacher partnerships and collaboration
- Create opportunities for parents to develop their skills and understanding of understanding how to support their children
Parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to visit or volunteer at TEAM Charter School. TEAM campus visits and volunteering will not begin until the third week of school to allow our students to settle into their classrooms and routines. If you would like to volunteer and/or visit TEAM, please note the following:
- Parents, guardians, and any other visitors must come into the office and sign in each and every time they come on campus and must sign out when they leave.
- Visitor/Volunteer badges must be visibly worn at all times.
- Please telephone or email your child's teacher in advance to arrange the best time for you to visit or help out in the classroom. In general, observation visits should be no longer than 30 minutes. However, helping in the classroom could be for longer periods of time.
Unannounced visits can become highly disruptive to the learning environment.
Here are a few examples of parent volunteer opportunities:
CLASSROOM VOLUNTEER: If classroom volunteers are working with students and are not under the direct supervision, i.e., line of sight of the classroom teacher, they must have fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice on file with the school. All ongoing volunteers must obtain and present TB clearance per Assembly Bill 1667.
FIELD TRIP & PARTY CHAPERONES: If chaperones are supervising students and/or will at any time be with students and not in the direct line of sight of a certificated teacher, they must have fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice on file with the school.
PARENT AND FACULTY ORGANIZATIONS: PTO, School Site Council, ELAC
LUNCH TIME ASSISTANCE
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL
RECESS YARD MONITOR
As always, we want to provide the opportunity of a quality education for our TEAM Titans. An important component of that is the participation and support of our student’s families. While we encourage volunteers and visitors, we will also continue to work to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, are at the forefront. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
California Education Code states the following:
Section 44811. Disruption of class work or extracurricular activities; punishment; exemptions Any parent, guardian, or other person whose conduct in a place where a school employee is required to be in the course of his or her duties materially disrupts class work or extracurricular activities or involves substantial disorder is guilty of a misdemeanor which is punishable by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars (S 1 00), by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not more than I 0 days, or both. This section does not apply to any otherwise lawful employee concerted activity, including, but not limited to, picketing and the distribution of handbills.
FINGERPRINTING and tb test
The purpose of this policy is to clarify fingerprinting and TB testing requirements for TEAM volunteers. This policy was written in accordance with California State Law.
Do parents/guardians need to register as volunteers?
Everyone who volunteers at TEAM needs to be registered as a volunteer. Registration can be by contacting the front office at (209) 462-2282 to advise your interest in volunteering. Depending on what kind of volunteering, you may be required to pass a background check. To satisfy California Education Code 49406 and Health and Safety Code Sections 121525-121555 volunteers will be administered the Adult Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Questionnaire by a licensed health care provider (physician, physician assistant, nurse practioner, registered nurse).
School Attire (See Parent & Student Handbook)
All students are asked to come to school in school attire unless it is designated as a free dress, Titan T-Shirt Friday, or Spirit Week day. The school uniform attire is for several very important reasons:
Like and/or uniform dress unites us as a community
When you look at a group of students in the TEAM Charter School uniform, it is a powerful visual statement of our community. Students make a commitment that when they put on the TEAM uniform they are agreeing to live up to the school’s high expectations.
Like and/or uniform dress reduces distractions and clothing competition
Often students spend more time discussing and evaluating what others are wearing than they spend focusing on learning. Wearing uniforms eliminates this distraction.
Like and/or uniform dress make us all equal
We all have the same mission. We are all going to college and/or preparing for the workforce. We all come to school looking the same way.
Like and/or uniform dress looks professional
Students look neat when they arrive to school. The students come mentally prepared for the school day. Uniform dress is necessary on all school field lessons (field trips).
TEAM Charter School wear:
• Long or short sleeve polo shirt in any solid color.
• Black or white undershirts (if worn under polo shirts).
• Navy blue, black, OR khaki pants, shorts, skirts, capris, or jumpers.
• CLOSED TOED shoes (This is not a fashion issue, it is a safety issue).
• There is no fitness uniform and students may not change clothes for fitness.
• Clothes may not be more than one size too large or have exposed layers. Clothes may not be too tight, too short or expose the midriff or lower back.
• Sagging pants are not acceptable.
• Head Wear - Hats or sunglasses are to be worn outside only before or after school and must face the front. Hats and jacket hoods cannot be worn in the classroom. Scarves, wave-caps, skull caps, athletic headbands, and bandanas are not to be worn unless it is worn in accordance with a religious observation.
• Underwear should never be exposed.
• Haircuts or clothing with language or graphics that is deemed inappropriate by any staff member cannot be worn.
• School administration has the final word on the appropriateness of the school, optional, and free dress day attire. Students who are not in appropriate attire may not be permitted on campus. Students who repeatedly dress inappropriately and/or in an manner that may create a safety issue may be subject to discipline, up to and including suspension and dis enrollment from school.
• Whenever any element of physical appearance or grooming, even if allowable under the school’s dress code, becomes a distraction to one's self or to others, it is no longer acceptable.
• In order to model excellence for our students, guests who are on campus for any purpose are asked to dress in an appropriate and non distracting manner. Guests who are in any form of house wear (including house shoes, robes, pajamas, or transparent clothing), who are not wearing shirts or shoes, or have any form of underclothing exposed will be denied access to or asked to leave campus immediately. Please be conscious of tight, revealing clothing, or clothing that could be mistaken with gang affiliation while on campus.