Want to Help
Volunteers are an integral part of our work educating students at New Song. Thank you for your willingness to volunteer your time.
These are the steps to take in order to begin volunteering.
Complete a Volunteer Application/Agreement form. This is available in the school office.t.
Submit the volunteer application to the Volunteer Coordinator and Principal.
Await feedback from the required District Office Megan’s Law background check. When approved, the names of the volunteers are forwarded to the district office for a Megan’s Law background check. No one is allowed to volunteer if his or her name appears on the Megan’s Law Website. (Please note that this process takes time as it is done by the district office.)
Provide documentation of a current tuberculosis (TB) test.Provide documentation of a current tuberculosis (TB) test.
Sign and submit the confidentiality form.
Please plan to complete all the necessary forms well in advance of the time you anticipate volunteering.
We believe parents and guardians are an integral part of our work educating students and encourage you to actively participate in your child’s education by volunteering at our school. One of the most important things we can do for children is to allow them to see parents and teachers working together. This helps children realize that there is a bond between home, community and school. In order to begin volunteering in ANY capacity within the school, get approval through the office and begin the volunteer process.
The Reading Buddies Program:
Safety and Signing In:
Everyone must sign in at the office and obtain a visitor’s badge upon entering the building. The visitor’s badge must be worn at all times while on campus. This procedure serves to 1) inform the office of who is on campus in the event of an emergency, and 2) maintain safety and alert us to any intruders.
Scheduling a time to volunteer:
When you are volunteering at school you are demonstrating your support for education. We appreciate this very much. Please make sure to schedule your volunteering time in advance with the teacher and administration so that she/he is prepared for your arrival and is able to best utilize your service.
Confidentiality is of the utmost importance in your association with teachers and students. Student’s and family’s lives are private. You are in a unique position when you volunteer in the classroom to have information that is not meant to be shared. Students you observe in the classroom or the school cannot be discussed with other parents, faculty or staff. Please refer any question regarding students to the child’s teacher or the principal.
Expectations of Norming Positive Language and Behavior
Remember, we are all – teachers, staff and volunteers – role models for the children around us. “Little eyes” are watching, listening and learning appropriate behavior from our actions. Inappropriate language or discussions are not allowed on campus or on the field.
After School programs
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Location: 1530 Presstman St. , Baltimore 21217
School Hours: M-F: 8am - 3pm