RHS Parent and Caregiver Volunteers are critical to our school's success. Parents and caregivers have many opportunities to be involved at RHS. Volunteer opportunities range from working in the classroom with individual children and small groups of students during instructional time to working on weekend construction and garden projects to preparing classroom materials at home. Parents and caregivers are also crucial to our field trip programs as each class goes on 5-10 field trips a year. There are also many opportunities to volunteer at social events (such as the carnival and ice cream social) and fundraising events (like the auction and walk-a-thon). Learn how to become a volunteer!
Parents are asked to donate a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer time per year.
Volunteer opportunities that do not require fingerprinting:
Reflections Arts promotion program event
Commitments vary from one-time to ongoing through November. Find more information here.
Harvest for Learning Auction
Saturday November 14th. If you are interested in volunteering please contact: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
We NEED you for Morning Drop Off lane!
Duties: Set out the cones, one person stands toward the end of 39th re-enforcing safety and one person helps students out of their car in front of the school. Weeks are assigned by grade. But if you have time and it's not your child's class week, you can still volunteer! Please Sign-Up here
Specific volunteer opportunities include:
- Volunteering in your child's classroom, including motor shills (K-1 only) and driving for field trips
- Volunteering in other classrooms, including the special needs programs at Redwood Heights
- Playground monitor during recess
- Monitoring the morning drop off lane, keeping kids safe as they exit their cars.
- Shelving books in the library and helping students pick books at their library time
- Preparing classroom materials at home
- Weekend work days in the school garden and grounds
- Helping at morning band practice
- Working on the committee for the fundraising auction in the fall
- Working on the committee for the fundraising walkathon in the spring
- Helping at Dad's Club weekend events, such as the carnival and pancake breakfast
We also have a number of parent organizations that encourage parental involvement.
School Site Council
The School Site Council is the leadership body of the school responsible for ensuring that our students' educational needs are met. It is comprised of administration, faculty, parents and community members. It is the central point of site-based management.
Parent Teacher Association
The PTA is an active organization for parents, guardians, teachers and community members providing leadership for many school activities: enrichment programs, recognition of students and teachers, fundraising and legislation involving education. We welcome your time, talents and your perspectives.
Open to any gender, the Dads' Club was founded more that 50 years ago and provides direct support to the school by conducting construction improvements to the school facility, organizing activities and programs that enrich our childrens' educational experiences.
Classroom parent volunteers
Classroom parent volunteers prepare classroom materials, coordinate special classroom activities, welcome new families, and are a vital part of our program.
There are also several active parent committees such as Parents Advancing Childrens' Achievement (PACA), the RHS Field Science and Garden Program, LGBTQ Affinity Group, the Library Committee, the Disaster Preparedness/Crisis Response Committee, and the Technology Committee.
How to Become a Volunteer
Please check with your room parent to learn about currently available volunteer opportunities and complete a quick survey to let us know your interest and availability, or contact us to let us know the skills and experience you have that you could share with the school (for example, fundraising and event planning experience, construction skills, or child development training)?
Volunteers that work with parent groups such as the PTA, Dad's Club, and other Parent Committees (such as auction, garden, safety, library, technology, etc.) DO NOT need to complete a TB test.
If you will be volunteering to work with children, you will need to do the following:
- Complete an online volunteer application and provide a negative TB test result to OUSD.
- Attend an orientation meeting with Principal Cynthia Bagby-Ellison
If working alone with children (which INCLUDES driving field trips), you must also be fingerprinted.