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Volunteers

Upcoming Events

Your role as a volunteer is significant. It is our hope that your involvement in Rowan-Salisbury Schools will be as rewarding for you as it will be for our students and school personnel.  Please see the following link for the training schedule - more sites and times will be added: 

School Volunteer Training Schedule

You may join us at any of the 1-hour sessions and sign-up is not necessary. 

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

Tier II Volunteer

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

all day
Virtual Summer Camp

Want to learn how to code video games

using your iPad? With Bloxels you can create

games that are fun and interactive.

Customize every aspect of your game from

characters to how they move in your game

world! Make anything from Super Mario to

your own unique creation! Participation in

this camp will give you access to instructional

videos and a physical Bloxels kit.

June 1-4

June 8-11

June 15-18

June 22-25

Instructor: Kyle Whisenant

$25

all day
Virtual Summer Camp

Nature Art Camp

Campers will be provided with a camp kit to make various nature crafts for their own backyard. Each day we will share our crafts virtually and plan out wildlife spaces that encourage natural spaces for living things!

June: 1-4

June 8-11

June 15-18

Instructor: Haylie Dixon

$60

all day
Virtual Summer Camp

Want to learn how to code video games

using your iPad? With Bloxels you can create

games that are fun and interactive.

Customize every aspect of your game from

characters to how they move in your game

world! Make anything from Super Mario to

your own unique creation! Participation in

this camp will give you access to instructional

videos and a physical Bloxels kit.

June 1-4

June 8-11

June 15-18

June 22-25

Instructor: Kyle Whisenant

$25

all day
Virtual Summer Camp

Nature Art Camp

Campers will be provided with a camp kit to make various nature crafts for their own backyard. Each day we will share our crafts virtually and plan out wildlife spaces that encourage natural spaces for living things!

June: 1-4

June 8-11

June 15-18

Instructor: Haylie Dixon

$60

all day
Virtual Summer Camp

Want to learn how to code video games

using your iPad? With Bloxels you can create

games that are fun and interactive.

Customize every aspect of your game from

characters to how they move in your game

world! Make anything from Super Mario to

your own unique creation! Participation in

this camp will give you access to instructional

videos and a physical Bloxels kit.

June 1-4

June 8-11

June 15-18

June 22-25

Instructor: Kyle Whisenant

$25

all day
Virtual Summer Camp

Nature Art Camp

Campers will be provided with a camp kit to make various nature crafts for their own backyard. Each day we will share our crafts virtually and plan out wildlife spaces that encourage natural spaces for living things!

June: 1-4

June 8-11

June 15-18

Instructor: Haylie Dixon

$60

all day
Virtual Summer Camp

Want to learn how to code video games

using your iPad? With Bloxels you can create

games that are fun and interactive.

Customize every aspect of your game from

characters to how they move in your game

world! Make anything from Super Mario to

your own unique creation! Participation in

this camp will give you access to instructional

videos and a physical Bloxels kit.

June 1-4

June 8-11

June 15-18

June 22-25

Instructor: Kyle Whisenant

$25

all day
Virtual Summer Camp

Nature Art Camp

Campers will be provided with a camp kit to make various nature crafts for their own backyard. Each day we will share our crafts virtually and plan out wildlife spaces that encourage natural spaces for living things!

June: 1-4

June 8-11

June 15-18

Instructor: Haylie Dixon

$60

all day
Virtual Summer Camp

Enjoy design? This camp is for you! In

this camp, you will be constructing,

designing, testing, and concluding your

projects success, or demise, as you try

and survive willingly against several

tests!

Register at Salisbury High School

704-636-1221 or

Barbara.Peach@rss.k12.nc.us

June 8 - 11

June 15 - 18

Instructor: Joe Lloyd

$35

Virtual Summer Camp

Come cook with Mr. Neil and learn new

techniques and use local ingredients in

a new way. This camp gives you all the

supplies to make a 5-course meal over

the entire week. This course will

include step-by-step instructional

videos and a virtual meeting at 3:00 pm

each day to get ready for dinner!

News

Rowan-Salisbury Schools Pilots State Renewal Program

The State of North Carolina passed HB 986 enabling qualifying school districts to become a renewal district. Currently only Rowan-Salisbury Schools district qualifies. On June 28th the RSS Board of Education elected to participate in this program. Click for details.