All volunteers must have documentation of attendance at the Archdiocese’s Honor Thy Children Safe Environment Workshop and a completed background check on file before they are permitted to volunteer. Information is available regarding the date/time/location of the upcoming Safe Environment Training workshops by clicking here . New employees and volunteers are required to attend an in-person workshop. The application for a background check is available in the parish office. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the training and contact the parish office for the background check.
*NEW POLICY UPDATE*
The safe environment policy has been updated to require all active employees and volunteers to have attended a training program within the past five years. Anybody who attended workshops prior to 2018 will need to attend an updated in-person or online training before the end of 2023. Click here for the in person training schedule. We will continue to require new employees and volunteers to attend an in-person workshop. However, we are pleased to be able to offer an online alternative for those who wish to meet the required updated training using a program produced by Catholic Mutual. Please click here for online training instructions. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office.
**The online refresher course is ONLY for those who have attended an in-person training in the past and simply need to renew their training. If this is your first time, you MUST attend an in-person training to receive valid credit. If you do the online refresher course as your first Safe Environment Training, it will NOT count.
**If you sign into the online refresher course training in as a member/employee of another parish, you MUST submit your certificate to the SMM Parish Office after completion or we will not have it on file.
**If you do not want to do the online refresher course, you must attend an upcoming in-person training and submit your certificate to the SMM Parish Office.
Each classroom has parents whose services are to:
- Help teachers plan holiday parties, etc.
- Assist faculty in parent-teacher communications
- Be responsible for getting parent volunteers at the Fall Festival
- Be responsible for getting parent volunteers for the monthly Dine and Dash Luncheons
- Oversee and monitor lunch periods (10:30-1:30 pm) & supervise students
- Assist the teachers in the classroom as needed
For the safety of the children, it is expected that a parent or a designated adult supervisor be active and present to and responsible for children when they are engaged in any activity in which the school name is used, be it on our school premises or elsewhere.
For safety reasons, all volunteers and visitors must log the time in and out in the appropriate book located in the school office. Visitors/volunteers will be issued a visitor’s pass, which must be displayed at all times when in the building.