PUSD Volunteer Information
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Dear School Volunteer,
Thank you so much for your dedication and diligence in the work you do for our schools. We love our volunteers because they contribute so much time and energy to our students and staff. Our schools would not be what they are without you.
We wanted to notify you of a change in the required tuberculosis testing for school volunteers effective July 1, 2017. Due to new regulations from both the state and county, PUSD nurses will no longer be providing TB clearance. If you are due for your screening (once every four years), we are hoping this advance notification will give you ample time over the summer to comply, before the start of the new school year.
The law requires that TB clearance be completed by a licensed health care provider. The provider will determine if risk factors exist and provide a TB test, if needed.
Here are a few nearby resources where you can obtain TB clearance. There may be a fee or co-pay involved at some locations:
- Your primary health care provider
- CVS Minute Clinic, 16773 Bernardo Center Dr., Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128 or,
- CVS Minute Clinic, 12358 Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92064
- Walgreen Clinic, 13390 Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92064
- Neighborhood Health Clinic, 460 N. Elm St., Escondido, CA 92025, 760-520-8100, Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 1:00-4:00, Wednesday: 2:30-4:00
- Public Health Center, 649 West Mission Ave, Suite 2, Escondido, CA 92025, 619-692-5565
Proof of TB clearance is mandated for volunteers working in public schools. Please submit written TB clearance signed by your health care provider to your school site. Again, thank you for your understanding and cooperation. And with your help, we look forward to another successful school year for 2017-18.
Megan’s Law Background Check: Each volunteer must have a current Megan’s Law Background Check on file with the specific school site office. Volunteers need only fill out one Megan's Law form with the schools listed. Volunteers only need to fill out the Megan’s Law form and be cleared once. You do not need to fill out a new form for each school year. If you have volunteered at another school in PUSD, and wish to make a school site change -- please notify the office and fill out the Transfer Request for Megan's Law.
Volunteer Code of Conduct: Volunteers must have a Volunteer Code of Conduct form on file at each site they volunteer at.
Seniors Helping Our Kids (SHOK) is an all-volunteer organization that trains and places nearly 200 retirees a year in PUSD schools. Most serve as one-on-one reading tutors for children in grade 1-3, following the OASIS Tutoring program. Others are classroom or library helpers. If you are a retiree and interested in this opportunity, check out http://www.SHOKprogram.org
. They will help you get all the paperwork together to participate as a volunteer.
If you plan to drive on a field trip:
You will need to fill out this form: Private Vehicle Transportation for Student's off-site Student Experience.
PLEASE NOTE: Individuals will not be allowed to volunteer until the office has received notice of the Megan's Law clearance and results of the TB test.
When You Come To Volunteer Please Sign In & Out:
All volunteers at each of our school sites are required to sign in at the office and put on a nametag. You must do this each day you volunteer. This helps us identify people on our campus and helps keep our kids safe. Thank you for remembering to do this!
Thank you for your willingness to volunteer and
for your support of our school!