Parent Monitor Volunteer Policy

If you plan to register for classes next school year, please read the following information carefully. We have made substantial changes to our monitoring policy for 2019-20.

Constant last-minute changes have created numerous difficulties in volunteer staffing. We have redesigned our policy to maintain consistent, dedicated parent volunteers to help keep our program running smoothly.

Your 2019-20 registration fee includes a mandatory opt-out fee of $60; however, if you complete your monitoring obligation, your $60 will be refunded at the end of the year.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation! Parent volunteers help us ensure our focus remains on teaching!

PARENT MONITOR VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

Parents must sign up for at least two full days (either 2 full days or 4 half-days) to monitor. (Volunteer SignUp Site) Parents must sign up for their volunteer slots by our first class day of the year, or upon registering, if registration is after classes have begun.

At the end of the year, if you have fully completed your monitoring obligation in accordance with the policies below, you will be refunded $60 from your registration fee.

All Star Academy rules will be enforced at all times. Parents will have access to a copy of the rules in order to know what behavior to monitor.

Parent volunteers may bring their children with them for the day, and also may bring snacks, games, etc. for their family, but other children should not be disruptive or create a distraction for parents.

Monitoring is not simply filling a space. Monitors must be ACTIVE, AWARE, and AVAILABLE to help where needed. Please do not expect to complete other work or obligations during your scheduled time.

We cannot run Star Academy without volunteers. The Star Academy Admin members work every week of each year for free, and we spend countless hours outside of class day to keep the program running successfully. We love our jobs, but we cannot run the program alone. We must have other parents to help this program succeed. We hope you understand the necessity of your two day time investment in the Star Academy Program.

SUBSTITUTE MONITORS


Parents are solely responsible for rescheduling their dates through Signup Genius or finding a substitute if they cannot volunteer. There’s no need to contact Star if you can't attend.

If you or your replacement does not show up for monitor duty, you will forfeit the $60 monitoring opt-out fee included in your registration.

Again, we appreciate your understanding and cooperation! Fully staffing our parent monitor volunteers each week helps us maintain a safe and welcoming place for your students to learn.

If you have any questions that this policy does not address, please feel free to contact Star Administration. As always, we are happy to help in any way we can.

Very sincerely,
Star Administration
Joycelyn Simas
Stacy Puckett
Gwen Rigdon
Michelle Alcido
Stacy Barnwell
staracademyclassday@gmail.com



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