Parent/Guardian volunteers are welcome at the Penn Alexander School. Volunteers are needed to assist in many different ways, including stuffing pony envelopes on Mondays, helping in the lunchroom or library, leading literature circles, chaperoning on trips and helping with evening events .
Parents/Guardians wishing to volunteer should talk with the teacher to determine a mutually convenient time and discuss what the volunteer will do in the classroom or contact the Home and School Association for volunteering in other ways. If it is necessary to cancel a scheduled volunteer visit, this should be done by the beginning of the school day.
All volunteers need to have their completed School District of Philadelphia volunteer packet on file in the main office. Criminal check and child abuse clearances are free for volunteers. For volunteers who have lived outside of Pennsylvania in the last ten years, an FBI clearance is required. The charge is $27. You can submit your fingerprints at the UPS Store near 38th and Spruce Streets. After you have obtained your clearances and completed the other district requirements listed below, please submit them to the main office. If you cannot print them, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s name and teacher for submission to the main office.
SDP Volunteer Packet Requirements: https://www.philasd.org/face/volunteer
Criminal check: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
Child Abuse Clearance: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home
It is important to remember that all adults serve as role models for our students. Therefore, appropriate dress and speech will be expected of all volunteers when working at the school. In the interest of safety and security, volunteers will be permitted in the classroom only when the classroom teacher is present. All volunteers must sign in at the main office before going to the classroom.