Thank you for your interest in serving as a volunteer!
West Clermont recognizes and values parents and families as children's first teachers and decision-makers in education. We believe student learning is more likely to occur when there is an effective partnership between the school and the student's parents, community and family. Your volunteerism can have a lasting impact on our students and further help us meet the goals of our West Clermont Portrait of a Graduate.
Parents, Guardians and Community Members
West Clermont welcomes and encourages visits to schools by parents, other adult residents of the community and interested educators. The safety and security of our school community is a top priority at West Clermont Schools. For your protection and that of our students and staff, WCSD requires a background check on all volunteers. If you plan to volunteer in any of our schools, you will need to visit our central office at 4350 Aicholtz Road and complete this volunteer registration form and a background check. (There is no charge for this). If you have any questions, please call 513-943-5000.
Differences Between a Visitor and Volunteer
A visitor is anyone who is coming to school for general activities with their student. A visitor DOES NOT need to pass a full background check. The visitor must provide a valid ID to the main office. Visitors are reviewed in the school’s visitor system, which checks for registered sex offenders. Once cleared, the visitor is invited to join their student in the school. A felony on a parent or guardian’s record DOES NOT mean they cannot come to their student’s school.
A visitor can:
- Attend awards programs for their child and parent involvement events and before and after-school activities.
A volunteer is anyone who wishes to supervise children other than their own during the school day and at school-related activities. A volunteer DOES need to pass a full background check and will need to complete a WCSD Volunteer Registration Form.
A volunteer can:
- Chaperone or supervise other children during on-site and/or off-site school activities.
- Chaperone or supervise other children on a school bus.
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Parents and Guardians
We ask every parent and guardian of every child to do the following:
- Spend 5 minutes or more reading to your child and/or discussing school with your child every day.
- Contribute 5 hours or more of volunteer service to your child’s school each year.
- Attend 5 or more school events.
- Donate $5 or more to the school's PTO/PTA/PTSO.
- Communicate with your child’s teacher(s) 5 times each year.
- Please contact your child’s building principal to find out other ways to volunteer.
Every student has something to offer the community, whether it’s a talent, a kind word, a selfless deed, or an intellectual discussion. West Clermont Schools asks every student to do their best to positively influence those around them by doing the following:
- Take 5 minutes a day to talk with your parents, guardian, or siblings about school.
- Commit 5 times to tutoring someone, being tutored, or both, each semester.
- Give 5 words of encouragement to someone at school each day.
- Contribute 5 acts of character each week and do what is right when no one is watching.
- Participate in 5 activities each year highlighting your unique talents and abilities (fine arts, clubs, nonprofit organizations, performing arts, athletics, etc.).
As members of our community, your skills are a valuable resource inside the classroom, your presence is a welcome face at our many events, and your dollars help support our mission for every child. Consider volunteering today!
- Volunteer at a school or event.
- Attend a WCSD event or town hall meeting.
- Read or donate a book to a school.
- Connect with a school library and provide weekly support.
- Donate to WCSD through our various partnerships.
- Participate in CommunityShare to ensure all young people have access to the resources they need to reach their full potential.
Here are some other ways to get involved:
- Parent Organizations: Join your child’s PTO, PTA, or PTSO.
- Guest Speakers: West Clermont is part of the CommunityShare network.
- Donations: Financial donations are always welcome.
- Decision-Making Committees: Each school has opportunities throughout the year for you to be part of a committee and/or focus group.
- Alumni Association: West Clermont has an alumni celebration each year during our homecoming activity. The activity includes a social event, tickets to the game, and activities for all family members.
- Tutoring: By volunteering as a tutor and spending a small amount of time at a school each week, you are providing individual help to a student, reinforcing basic concepts, and taking the time to explain complex lessons.
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