A LISD Volunteer:
Is friendly and courteous at all times.
Is dependable and on time. If unable to attend, arrangements should be made ahead of time with the teacher or volunteer coordinator. In case of last minute emergencies, please notify the campus office.
Always works under the direction and supervision of a teacher or other member of the school staff. The relationship between the volunteer and the teacher is a professional one--one of mutual respect and confidence.
Is expected to support the teacher and supplement the teacher.
The teacher, not the volunteer, is responsible for the content and techniques.
Knows that any information to which he/she has access to in the school or classroom is confidential.
Never expresses differences of opinion or dissatisfaction in the presence of students.
Knows that personal reactions to a particular staff member or to a particular student should be confidential.
Takes all suggestions or matters of concern to the campus volunteer coordinator, the PTA president, the principal or, the district-level volunteer coordinators.
Works within the rules of the school as set out by the principal.
Records his/her hours of service on the designated form at the school for end-of-year recognition of his/her service to LISD students.
Has short, periodic planing periods with the teacher, either in person or on the phone.
Remembers the dress code. Volunteers set an example for the students, so it is important that you present yourself accordingly. As a general guideline, volunteers should follow the same dress code policy as the staff.
Importance of Signing In/Out:
Each time you go to a campus to volunteer, you must sign in, wear your name badge and sign out when you are finished.
This requirement is necessary for the following reasons:
Safeguarding our students and maintaining campus security is of the utmost importance.
In case you receive an emergency phone call, you can be found.
Individual volunteers will be recognized for their dedication and service to our schools.
Your school and the school district would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your service.
Leadership and support
A commitment of time to the classroom
A positive attitude
A good role model for students
Quick and thorough work
Student assistance as directed by the teacher
Open and honest communication with the teacher
Notification in case of absence