HCPSS is implementing changes to the vaccine and weekly testing requirements for community stakeholders that were announced at the start of the school year, in a continuing effort to maintain learning environments that are healthy and fully able to provide instruction and support for all students, while balancing multiple layers of staffing challenges and workloads.
All volunteers who interact with students or in or around a classroom setting with students will soon be required to show proof of full vaccination in order to be in a school. Because HCPSS does not have staff capacity to track and verify testing results, there WILL NOT be a testing option for volunteers.
HCPSS uses the PinPoint platform to verify vaccination status and is developing a vaccine verification process for volunteers, who will be required to complete the verification process at least five school days prior to entry into a school.
Summary for Volunteers
Vaccinated volunteers will need to complete the PinPoint platform verification process 5 days before entering the building.
Volunteers will only need to complete the verification process one time before the first visit into the building.
Unvaccinated volunteers will NOT be able to volunteer at the CLES school building. However, you are welcome to complete at home tasks as needed.
CLES staff will begin to coordinate volunteers in the building beginning on 11/01/21. Volunteers who wish to volunteer in the building will need to have vaccination information uploaded into the PinPoint platform five days prior to the first visit to the school building. This is a one time process.
All volunteers who interact with students will be required to use the PinPoint platform to show proof of full vaccination at least five school days in advance. Learn how to access and use the PinPoint VaccineCheck platform.
To limit interaction with students in the school building, visitors are not permitted to attend events that occur indoors or outdoors during the school day.
Parents/guardians are also not permitted to eat lunch in the school cafeteria or in the designated outdoor eating area for students.
Parents/guardians and visitors who enter the school vestibule to pick up or drop off their child, or for other reasons that do not involve interaction with students, are not required to show proof of vaccination or testing. They are, however, required to be masked regardless of their vaccination status.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering within the Howard County School System! We value our volunteers and the contributions they make to our students and schools.
According to HCPSS Board Policy, all parent volunteers must complete a Confidentiality Training Course about protecting the privacy of our students, staff, and schools.