SPS Volunteer Requirements 2018-2019

Bryant parent volunteers who have direct contact with students such as classroom volunteers, field trip chaperones, volunteers providing support on the Playground and in the Lunchroom; volunteers providing support in the Computer Lab, Library, Running Club, Math Champs, Chess Club, Art Docents, Room Parents, Writer’s Celebration, Field Day, Bryant Blast, Drama and other activities need to complete the following requirements:

  1. Review the on-line Volunteer Handbook
  2. Review the Volunteer Policy #5630
  3. Complete the on-line Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention course (one time)  **(17 minutes) Please forward the SPS confirmation email to ampatterson@seattleschools.org
  4. Seattle Public Schools Online Volunteer Application New this year, you can fill out your application online, and submit it for multiple different schools at the same time. Non-English speakers can have the form Google-translated online. You will need a digital copy/photo of your valid government issued ID and confirmation of completion of the Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention course (see item #3). If you prefer, you may provide a paper copy of your valid photo ID to the Bryant office

For more information on the District’s volunteer requirements, refer to their web page.

If you have any problems watching the ASM on-line video or obtaining SPS confirmation email, please contact Ann Marie Patterson immediately. The ASM video is available in multiple languages on the SPS website.

Bryant parents with students at other SPS- elementary, middle or high schools
On the online volunteer application, be sure to check all SPS schools where you have students and plan to volunteer. When your volunteer check is complete, you will be approved to volunteer at all the schools you indicated.

Volunteer Background check
If you have lived in Washington State for the past three years, SPS will run a free WATCH background check. Volunteers who do not meet this criterion, complete a one-time U.S. national background check for a $21 fee through SPS vendor, Verified Volunteers. Ann Marie Patterson will provide you with the appropriate link and answer questions. If you face technology barriers to completing the background check; if the fee represents a hardship; or if you have not lived in the U.S. for the past three years, please contact Ann Marie Patterson.

Volunteer forms submission:
Your completed online application will be sent directly to Ann Marie Patterson. If you prefer to provide a paper copy of your valid photo ID, please submit to the Bryant office.

Technology Assistance
If you do not have access to a computer or internet at home, please contact Ann Marie Patterson. She can provide a paper volunteer application and assist you with completing the online Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention course.

Volunteer confirmation
After the online volunteer form is received and approved, including completion of the on-line Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention course, volunteers will be notified via email. Volunteers will be added to a list of approved parent volunteers for each classroom teacher. If volunteering for a PTSA sponsored activity, committee chairs will submit volunteer names and Ann Marie Patterson will verify completion of volunteer requirements with the specific committee chair.

Volunteer sign-in at Bryant office
Please sign in the white volunteer binder in the Bryant office every time you come in to volunteer, and remember to sign out when you leave. Include your name, volunteer category (F- family), check volunteer activity, location, time in/out. Please wear an orange volunteer badge.

Bryant parents, family members and community members who are visiting Bryant on a one-time or non-regular basis who have no unsupervised contact with students, are considered “Visitors.” Please sign in at the office and wear a Visitor badge. Visitors include guest speakers, classroom party attendees, lunchroom visitors and family classroom observers.