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Volunteers

Upcoming Events

Please check back for upcoming volunteer training dates

We Need You to Volunteer!

We are always looking for community members with a heart for children to help us provide Exceptional Education Every Day. We qualify Volunteers in two tiers based training. Background checks are required for both tiers.

Parents who want to participate in their child’s school activities are not required to have a background check for those activities.

Volunteer Registration Form

Volunteer Background Check

Tier I Volunteer

Role

Supervised access to students – Direct one-on-one supervision of students is NOT permitted

Can Help With

  • Classroom Assistance
  • School Events (Career Day, Book Fair, Field Day, Student Trip Attendee w/no supervision duty, etc.)
  • Exam Proctors

Requirements

  • Volunteer Registration Form
  • Background Screening

Tier II Volunteer

Role

Direct one-on-one supervision of students is permitted

Can Help With

  • Classroom Assistance
  • School Events (Career Day, Book Fair, Field Day, Student Trip Attendee w/no supervision duty, etc.)
  • Exam Proctors
  • Tutors/Mentors
  • Classroom Assistance
  • After-school Program Mentorship
  • Student Trip Chaperone

Requirements

  • Volunteer Registration Form
  • Background Screening
  • Volunteer Training

Partners

Crosby Scholars

Crosby Scholars mission is for every public school student in Rowan County to have the opportunity to attend college. They work with all middle and high schools.

Communities in Schools

Communities in Schools has been a very supportive partner of Rowan-Salisbury Schools for many years. They currently serve the following schools in our system:

  • Hanford Dole Elementary School
  • Henderson Independent High School
  • Hurley Elementary School
  • Isenberg Elementary School
  • Knox Middle School
  • Koontz Elementary School
  • North Rowan Elementary School 
  • North Rowan Middle School 
  • Overton Elementary School

Why do we need to enhance our volunteer program?

  • Increases self-esteem of students through knowing a volunteer cares about them
  • Students learn to trust adults through mentoring/tutoring
  • Volunteers provide assistance to classrooms - which can reduces discipline issues
  • Provides access to the experience and talents of volunteers to enrich student learning
  • Can provide assistance with clerical duties
  • Illustrates that adults value education
  • Involvement by the community will lead to advocates of our schools
  • Can produce access to much needed resources

What we do to strengthen our volunteer organization

  • Educating our community about our mission
  • Completing a volunteer needs assessment
  • Implementing a volunteer survey
  • Equipping our volunteers to be successful through training and support
  • Celebrating the volunteer achievements

There is no better way to enrich our schools than by engaging parent and community volunteers to share their special talents and knowledge with students, teachers and staff. The need for volunteers is unique to each school, but the need to find the best way to manage and cultivate the volunteer relationship is something we all share.

District expectations for volunteer program

  • Principal or his/her designee must coordinate and oversee the volunteer program, including reasonable supervision of all volunteers by school system employee(s) and participate in one training session;
  • Principal or his/her designee will have an opportunity to approve person(s) volunteering in the school;
  • Adequate screening, including a criminal background check, which is valid for a period of three calendar years, of all volunteers who volunteer on a regular basis shall be completed before a volunteer is assigned a task in a school;
  • Orientation and training for all volunteers must be held prior to person(s) volunteering in a school. The orientation and training will be provided by an agency approved by district administration.
  • Volunteers must complete a Volunteer Profile and a Volunteer Application before attending training;
  • A volunteer card will be given to all volunteers that successfully complete the process;
  • All volunteers must wear a volunteer badge during volunteer hours at school or during school events;
  • Volunteers must sign in at the school office upon arrival to the school and sign out when leaving the school. A log of volunteers and their respective activities will be maintained at each school and shared regularly;
  • Volunteers are required to have a criminal background check to accompany students on field trips;
  • Volunteers are not to transport students or their families in private vehicles;
  • Volunteers are expected to respect and maintain the confidentiality of information about students, staff, other parents, and the school community;
  • All volunteer coaches must have a criminal background check prior to coaching;
  • Volunteers must be professionally dressed and exhibit professional conduct;
  • Principal or his/her designee reserves the right to not approve a volunteer for services or to terminate a volunteer at any time.

Calendar

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Horizons Unlimited/Knox Middle School

EligibleSchools: Knox, Overton, Isenberg, Koontz
Rising 5th -7th graders
$10.00 T-Shirt Fee
30 participants

Learn how to create computer programs


Instructors: Kyle Whisenant, Erik Barton, Becca Glenn and Jamesha Thomas

Learn how to create computer programs, dive deep into the language that your cell phone and computer uses every day. During this coding camp, you will work with drones, robots and game design. Transportation can be provided to and from camp if needed.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited

Join us as we explore the community through the lens of the creative arts. Click for details.

Rising 4th - 6th graders
$100.00 camp fee
25 participants

Developed and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG Nurturing

Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Michelle Allen

Visual arts and writing will go hand in hand as we take daily field trips to explore our local community. Campers will learn the basics of photography and a variety of related art forms to compliment original writing projects while creating a keepsake scrapbook.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited/Knox Middle School

EligibleSchools: Knox, Overton, Isenberg, Koontz
Rising 5th -7th graders
$10.00 T-Shirt Fee
30 participants

Learn how to create computer programs


Instructors: Kyle Whisenant, Erik Barton, Becca Glenn and Jamesha Thomas

Learn how to create computer programs, dive deep into the language that your cell phone and computer uses every day. During this coding camp, you will work with drones, robots and game design. Transportation can be provided to and from camp if needed.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited

Join us as we explore the community through the lens of the creative arts. Click for details.

Rising 4th - 6th graders
$100.00 camp fee
25 participants

Developed and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG Nurturing

Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Michelle Allen

Visual arts and writing will go hand in hand as we take daily field trips to explore our local community. Campers will learn the basics of photography and a variety of related art forms to compliment original writing projects while creating a keepsake scrapbook.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited/Knox Middle School

EligibleSchools: Knox, Overton, Isenberg, Koontz
Rising 5th -7th graders
$10.00 T-Shirt Fee
30 participants

Learn how to create computer programs


Instructors: Kyle Whisenant, Erik Barton, Becca Glenn and Jamesha Thomas

Learn how to create computer programs, dive deep into the language that your cell phone and computer uses every day. During this coding camp, you will work with drones, robots and game design. Transportation can be provided to and from camp if needed.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited

Join us as we explore the community through the lens of the creative arts. Click for details.

Rising 4th - 6th graders
$100.00 camp fee
25 participants

Developed and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG Nurturing

Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Michelle Allen

Visual arts and writing will go hand in hand as we take daily field trips to explore our local community. Campers will learn the basics of photography and a variety of related art forms to compliment original writing projects while creating a keepsake scrapbook.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited/Knox Middle School

EligibleSchools: Knox, Overton, Isenberg, Koontz
Rising 5th -7th graders
$10.00 T-Shirt Fee
30 participants

Learn how to create computer programs


Instructors: Kyle Whisenant, Erik Barton, Becca Glenn and Jamesha Thomas

Learn how to create computer programs, dive deep into the language that your cell phone and computer uses every day. During this coding camp, you will work with drones, robots and game design. Transportation can be provided to and from camp if needed.

Registration Form

-
Horizons Unlimited

Join us as we explore the community through the lens of the creative arts. Click for details.

Rising 4th - 6th graders
$100.00 camp fee
25 participants

Developed and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG Nurturing

Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Michelle Allen

Visual arts and writing will go hand in hand as we take daily field trips to explore our local community. Campers will learn the basics of photography and a variety of related art forms to compliment original writing projects while creating a keepsake scrapbook.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited

Gtades K-8
$225
register at: http://campinvention.org

Our top priority is to inspire future innovators and build their confidence.

What is Camp Invention?

Camp Invention is one week in the summer where your child's creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills are challenged and developed in fun and exciting ways. Our top priority is to inspire future innovators and build their confidence in the natural ability to dream and create. Horizons Unlimited will be hosting Camp Invention again for two weeks (same offering both weeks) in July. Please register through http://campinvention.org/For more information, contact Neil Pifer at (704) 639-3004 or neil.pifer@rss.k12.nc.us

News

New Principals for West Middle and Hanford-Dole Elementary

The Board of Education has approved the appointment of Stacey White as the new principal of West Rowan Middle School and Stephanie Sanders as the principal of Hanford-Dole Elementary. Congratulations and we wish you well!