Volunteers play an important role in the success of our students. It is FSMA’s policy that all volunteers be screened before volunteering. If you plan to volunteer at any time during the school year, please complete the appropriate forms (listed below and available on our website). The forms authorize the school to complete a background screening of prospective volunteers. Please understand this process is for the safety and protection of all students and staff while on school grounds and school sponsored field trips. Required Forms are: FSMA Volunteer Enrollment/Disclosure Form, DOE Tuberculosis Questionnaire, and Delaware Child Protection Registry Request Form.
This applies to all school activities during the school day… the only exception is for when parents or adults are visiting the school as an audience member for a classroom or school presentation/event/birth and life celebration.
*If you have a current (within 2 years) Fingerprint and Criminal Background Check on file with FSMA, you only need to submit the Tuberculosis Health Questionnaire
Forms must be turned into the FSMA office and processed prior to volunteering. All forms will be treated and stored confidentially by FSMA staff and the FSMA Board of Directors. Please allow at least 30 days for us to submit and process your forms. Some of these forms are submitted to outside agencies volunteering will not be allowed until forms are processed. For more information, please check out our Family Handbook (available at https://firststatemontessori.org/current-families/student-rights-and-responsibilities/).