StJP school welcomes volunteers! It is with your help that we can have so many of our wonderful programs. Please see the links on the right to find out what you need to do because of new regulations. Volunteer Form from Home and School for 2016-17 school year.
In order to maintain a Safe Environment for all students at StJP there are certain procedures that need to be followed for all volunteers at the school.
Effective July 25th the State of PA will process your clearances free of charge. The school or parsih will no longer process clearances. To access the system go to http://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
Child Abuse Clearance forms are mailed back to the parent. The school will not get a copy. You must bring your copy to the school office for verification. The school must have a copy of this form to be in our building, on a field trip, or anywhere else with the student and school related functions.
These clearances will only be valid for 5 years. Some parents may need to get their clearances updated.
In addition to requirements of the state the Archdiocese of Philadelphia also requires each volunteer to complete the following:
Protecting God's Children Session with Technology Addendum: Register here
Mandatory Reporting: This is an online session and can be found under the tab of "Protecting Children" on the Archdiosesan website http://archphila.org
The school is required to be compliant with these State and Archdiocesan rules. A list of all the requirements and the documents to download can be found here. Please take the time to complete these on behalf of yourselves, your children and your school. We need our volunteers for so many events that take place for the school. It enables our school to function safely and without concern of violation. It allows Parents the peace of mind with whom your child is interacting and affords you the opportunity to fully participate in activities without hesitation.