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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 $23.85.  Use code “1KG6XN”  to obtain this discounted price.    After you have obtained your clearances and completed the other district requirements listed below, please upload your clearances, along with your proof of vaccination to the PAS Volunteer Clearance Registration.  Need help? Need paper forms? Not sure of your status? Please contact Dr. Kreidle at 215-284-8601 or kreidlea@upenn.edu

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

FBI check: https://uenroll.identogo.com/      (Code: 1KG6XN)

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.


Attention families: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that a school with certain exceptions obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, a school may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the school to the contrary in accordance with school district procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow schools to include information from your child’s education records in certain school publications.

Parents who wish to opt their students out of directory information releases must complete an Opt-Out Form for each of their students, and must return each form to the school at which each student is enrolled by November 6, 2023.

Find more information, including the forms you need HERE.