Parent Volunteers in the School

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 8:42am

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Oakland Mills Middle School!  We value our volunteers and the contributions they make to our students and staff.

According to HCPSS Board Policy, all parent volunteers must complete two brief on-line powerpoint presentations: "MD State Law & HCPSS Policy 1030" and "Parent Volunteers and Confidentiality."  Please complete these courses before registering to volunteer. The courses take about five minutes each to complete.  After completion of the courses, please print, sign, and return both certificates to the school office.  For your convenience the links are provided below.

Will school volunteers who work with students be required to show proof of vaccination or testing?

As per HCPSS, effective Monday, Oct. 25, all volunteers and chaperones who interact with students and parents/guardians who are conducting observations in which they will be in a classroom with students will be required to use the PinPoint platform to show proof of full vaccination at least five school days prior to entry into a school. This also applies to students who are visiting a school that is not their own during the school day to serve in a volunteer capacity (e.g. mentoring opportunities). This does not apply to students who go to another school as part of their school schedule including students who visit the ARL. 

Volunteers must be masked regardless of their vaccination status. Volunteers may be able to access the free weekly testing offered within school and office buildings, subject to availability of tests. Volunteers should perform a COVID-19 health check every day before coming to an HCPSS building and should stay home if they are experiencing any symptom(s) associated with any communicable disease.

Your participation in this process helps make Howard County Public Schools a safer place to learn.  We look forward to seeing you!