Volunteer & Chaperone Opportunities
Thank you for considering volunteering and/or chaperoning for the Simsbury Public Schools. The Simsbury Public Schools values the school to community relationship and believes that active involvement of family enhances and enriches the learning experiences for all students and staff. The safety of the students while in school and on field trips it of the utmost importance, and with that in mind, the Simsbury Board of Education has adopted a new Volunteer Policy effective August 28, 2013.
Effective August 28, 2013 volunteers/chaperones serving in the capacity to provide services to students when not in the direct presence of a Simsbury Public Schools Employee (Group II Volunteers/Chaperones) will be required to complete consent forms regarding the release of information for background check.
Group II Volunteers/Chaperones are defined as follows:
- Accompanying a class on a field trip in which the plans include that students be divided into small groups supervised solely by the volunteer chaperone for any length of time;
- Chaperoning an overnight trip;
- Working in direct contact with students without the direct presence of a Simsbury Public Schools employee;
If you plan to serve as a volunteer/chaperone and are not on the district's approved list you will be asked to fill out two forms: “Chaperone Background Review” and “Authorization for Release of Information” forms. These must be completed and returned to Cindi Freilinger, Human Resources Coordinator, Board of Education, 933 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070. Please plan for 3-4 weeks for the background check to be performed. Upon a successful background check, you will be added to the approved list and will remain on it for a period of 5 years at which time we will request authorization for an updated background check.