Please use the links below to access useful resources for students and parents/guardians:
Copyright Resources for Parents
Brainpop Copyright Resources
Mandatory In-service Training for Volunteers
Please watch the DCSD Mandated Reporter Power Point prior to any volunteer activities. Consistent with Board Policy, if you are seeking Level 2 volunteer opportunities, you must meet the following requirements before interacting with students:
A. Watch the DCSD Mandated Reporter Power Point.
B. Sign the volunteer statement indicating the PowerPoint has been viewed and that the school protocol and mandated reporting law is understood.
C. Show a photo ID before performing all volunteer activities.
D. Completion of Volunteer Application and Release form
In support of student safety, it is required that all schools identify and screen all volunteers. A school volunteer is a non-paid adult who serves in a support capacity under the direction and supervision of school personnel. There are three levels of volunteers defined as follows:
Level 1 volunteers are non-district personnel who will have no interaction with students and will not encounter students. Volunteers at this level may be people working on playground construction projects or assisting with facilities maintenance when school is not in session. Level 1 volunteers do not require criminal background checks. Prior to service, Level 1 volunteers will be required to sign a Volunteer Release Form, which will be kept on file at the school.
If it becomes known that Level 1 volunteers have prohibited offenses in their history that would exclude them from volunteer service, they will be disqualified from volunteering in any capacity for the DeKalb County School District.
Level 2 volunteers are non-district personnel who will have supervised interaction with students before, during, or after school. Some examples of Level 2 volunteers include, but are not limited to, book fair volunteers and classroom volunteers. Registered sex offenders will not be allowed to volunteer. School administrators shall have the discretion to pursue any additional screening methods, including, but not limited to, personal interviews and reference checks of prior volunteer experience.
Level 3 volunteers must be approved by Public Safety and the local school principal prior to the volunteer participating in activities involving direct, unsupervised interaction with students. Examples of Level 3 volunteers include chaperones on overnight field trips, chaperones or volunteers for local school events, volunteer tutors, office/media center volunteers, or any other volunteers who will have any unsupervised interaction with students. Level 3 volunteers shall be fingerprinted by the district and have GBI/FBI criminal background checks on file prior to rendering volunteer services. Registered sex offenders will not be allowed to volunteer. School administrators shall have the discretion to pursue any additional screening methods, including, but not limited to, personal interviews and reference checks.
For additional information on Board Policy, visit the link below: