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School Visitors and Volunteers

Teachers may invite people to visit and/or volunteer in their classrooms. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions. All visitors must check-in at the main office, bring a photo identification card (for example, a driver’s license), and wear an official name tag throughout the visit. Visitors may only visit the class they were invited to visit.   

Volunteer Expectations

To ensure a safe and productive learning environment, we ask all volunteers to adhere to the following expectations:
  • Check-in and check-out at the appropriate school office. Bring your driver's license or other state issued identification for screening through the Raptor system.
  • Wear the Raptor-created visitor badge during your visit.
  • Comply with the directions provided by teachers and other staff members.
  • Call the office if you are unable to attend a scheduled volunteer session: 508-384-5430.
  • Use the adult bathrooms rather than the student bathrooms.
  • Set your mobile phone to “vibrate” when working in a classroom and do not talk on the phone.
  • Do not discuss students, students’ families, staff members, and/or other volunteers.
  • Direct student discipline issues to a staff member.
  • Refrain from bringing siblings to the classroom unless prearranged with the classroom teacher.
  • Know that you will work with children other than your own child when you volunteer in the
  • classroom.
Please call the school office if you have any questions about the Volunteer Expectations. Any breach of the Volunteer Expectations may result in the loss of volunteer privileges.

Mandatory Background Checks for Volunteers

Massachusetts state law requires schools to review the criminal records of all volunteers who will have direct and unmonitored contact with children. People visiting a classroom who will not have direct and unmonitored contact with children, such as to read a story to the class with the teacher present, do not have to complete a background check. 

Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI)
Volunteers who may have direct and unmonitored contact with children must obtain a CORI report. The CORI report provides the district with any information held by the  Massachusetts Department of Criminal Justice Information Services about the potential volunteer. The superintendent and/or designee reviews all CORI reports. The principal and/or designee determines when a CORI is required. For example, a CORI is required for a field trip chaperone who will lead a small group of children through a museum. A CORI is not required for a volunteer to an art classroom when the volunteer will be in the presence of the art teacher, and not alone with children, during the entire visit. The teacher will notify the potential volunteer when a CORI is required. Potential volunteers should visit the school office, with a photo ID, to complete a CORI form.

Fingerprint-Based National Criminal History Record Investigation (CHRI)   
Volunteers who will stay overnight with students must obtain a CORI report and a CHRI report. For this school year, the only volunteers who need to complete a CHRI report are 6th grade camp volunteers. Roderick Principal Kevin Martes will provide these volunteers with information about the process during the school year.