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Calling all Volunteers!

If you would like to volunteer at our school, please access the guidelines below to see the requirements for HCPS.  Then, make sure that you fill out an application and send it to the school.  We look forward to seeing you around our school helping out!

Volunteer Guidelines

Guidelines for Volunteer Coordinators

Fillable PDF Volunteer Application

 

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————Preparing to Chaperone a Short Pump Elementary School Field Trip

Short Pump Elementary School offers many opportunities for off campus field trips. In order for our trips to be safe and meaningful, we also need the support and time of our families. EVERYONE who chaperones a trip must read and follow these guideline:

  1. Learn about the school/classroom rules. Listen and follow the guidelines given by the teacher about the specific trip you are attending. Chaperones need to follow the same guidelines the students are given.
  2. Keep your students in sight at ALL TIMES. Sitting in close proximity with your group on the bus is highly encouraged.
  3. Chaperones are expected to escort students to and from the bathrooms and are to wait outside of the bathrooms until all students are accounted for.
  4. Make frequent head counts to make sure you have all of your students.
  5. Due to food allergies, do not allow students to share any food- even food without nuts.
  6. Cell Phones- you are encouraged to carry your cell phone and to use it only for emergencies. Please refrain from using the phone for personal use. Your focus must be on your assigned students.
  7. If a student is not cooperating or there is an issue you are not comfortable with, please let the classroom teacher know and he/she will intervene. Do not tolerate rudeness or any insubordination for a student.
  8. Field trips have agendas and timelines. Please make sure you follow the scheduled timeline. . Our buses must return to school at a specific time, so it is imperative that it leaves on time!
  9. If the trip has guides or docents to lead the group, please remember these guides are often volunteers. It is your responsibility to maintain order and respect during the tours.
  10. As a chaperone, you are expected to eat lunch with your group. Please make sure the students do not share any food due to possible allergies.
  11. Students are not allowed to purchase items in gift shops. Please do not visit the gift shop with your assigned students or by yourself.
  12. Students are expected to adhere to the school dress code. We ask that the day of the field trip you make sure your attire is in line with the student dress code and is appropriate for school age children and the trip being taken.
  13. At the end of the trip, please stay with your assigned students until they are under teacher supervision. Please remember, the purpose of a field trip is to educate our students. Thank you for your support.

 

Please access this link and complete the form stating you have read and understand the requirements of participating in a field trip at Short Pump Elementary School.

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dmmq6KTshV1HnvnZAVjPTRpuiWAzn_w9YMi01b7-fhw/viewform?usp=send_form

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Parents, this page contains information for parents of HCPS Students and links to valuable resources you can use to help your students become responsible 21st Century Citizens! We hope you find it useful.  http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/it/parents/

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Information about how Henrico County’s uses Response to Intervention can be found by accessing the following document.
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Information about the Gifted Program can be found by clicking on the following link. Gifted Identification Process

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