We load up the buses and hit the road frequently in the fall. From football games to contests, the need is great for chaperones. We find that incoming parents are unsure of responsibilities and therefore hesitate to get involved in this crucial way! We can't attend contests and football games without adequate supervision. There are almost 200 students in the band!
Your first step is to complete a Level 2 Volunteer form. You will find a link at the bottom of this page. This needs to be completed, returned to the building administration, and then you will be contacted to be fingerprinted for the background check. The cost is $25 and good for 5 years. The only exception to needing this background check would be a district employee, because this clearance is already a condition of employment. Once approval is received, you are ready to hop on and help out! Level 1 volunteers are acceptable for concessions. However, any time we are heading off school grounds, level 2 is needed.
So! Now that you are approved you may want to know what we need you to do? When an email or post on the band booster face book page shows a sign up genius request for chaperones we are looking for approximately 3 chaperones per bus. As a chaperone you will: - check kids off as they board the buses - assist with equipment and monitor students. Please note that at least 1 chaperone from each bus should assist with the loading and unloading of instruments trailer once we arrive and are ready to leave an event. This will be a new procedure for all for the 2019-2020 school year. Be ready to assist as needed. The kids are really good at taking care of themselves, but adults should be there.Chaperones are also responsible for assisting with pit equipment.Those students and Rick will help you know where things go.Again, they are really good but just need assistance!! - Chaperones are to remain with the students, you are here to monitor them, you should not be going to sit in the stands to watch. - 1 or 2 chaperones may stay behind in the stands with the kid’s stuff to watch it as they perform (please only after you have ensured all other needs with equipment have been met.)
Chaperoning is a great way to invest in these kids that work so hard!!