Parent Participation Program

Our Parent Participation Program is a vital part of Sacred Heart Academy. Participation is required for any family signing up for Basic Family Rate and Scrip Free Rate tuition. Participation is optional but encouraged for Premium Rate families. The purpose of the Parent Participation Program is to involve parents more actively in their child’s education while helping to keep down the increasing costs of educating children. Each school family is responsible for 30 hours of parent participation for the school year. Single parents are required to contribute 15 hours. The Parent Volunteer Hours are submitted on FACTS Family Portal by the volunteer. This is your opportunity to record the number of volunteer hours you have completed. PARENT HOURS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE. 

Sacred Heart welcomes donations of usable supplies and/or equipment for classrooms. Service 
hour’s credit will be given for all usable items. Food items purchased will be assigned a dollar value for service hours. Cases of 8 ½” x 11” copy paper are always needed. Clean, neat paper used on one side, can also be used by teachers for everyday work. The rule of thumb is $25 = one hour of volunteer service. 

Failing to complete hours of service by the last day of school will result in a bill for $25 for each hour that was not completed.

Materials and hours donated for a class fundraising to cover the cost of class trip/camps does not count towards parent participation hours. 

Parent participation hours are recorded when they benefit the entire school population. 

Background Check
All parents and volunteers are required to have a background check prior to any involvement with school children. All new volunteers must complete the LiveScan Service Request form for Volunteers ORI# A3004. Once clearance is received, parents are allowed to volunteer on campus. Any parents participating in field trips must have clearance 5 days prior to an event. 

The following are Diocesan volunteer requirements:
1. LiveScan 
  a. Pick up the LiveScan Service Request form for Volunteers ORI# A3004 in the 
  school office or see attached forms. 
  b. Visit a UPS Store Or Pubic Notary to complete the LiveScan
  c. After completion of LiveScan form, provide a copy of the form to the school 
2. Complete the CMG Connect Diocese of San Bernardino - Safe Environment Program Online Training
  b. Print the certificate and submit to the school office once completed. 
3.  Adult/Youth Volunteer Application and Information Sheet
  a. Complete form and submit to the office once a year.
4. Driver’s Information Sheet
  a. Complete form and submit to the office once a year.
  b. Submit a copy 
      i. Driver’s license
      ii. Vehicle Registration
      iii. Vehicle Insurance (Minimal acceptable liability limit 
      iv. $5 DMV Fee

Community Care Licensing Preschool parents are also required to do a LiveScan background check ORI# A0448.