Volunteering is very important to the school, the children, and to parents. In order to volunteer in our school, there are a few easy steps, everyone needs to complete:
Have you completed any of the Safe Environment Trainings?
These can be completed on-line, Called
to Protect Video series and the Code of Conduct questions. See Praesidium website and login below.
Last year, the on-line video and training were completed, is there anything else I need to update?
The Archdiocesan does require an update online each year. Confirm with the school which section(s) are required.
Go to: praesidiuminc.com
Click on: Armatus training new
Click on link
Login: first initial last name
(ex. jbrown for John Brown)
Password: month & day of birthday followed by the letters "or" for the state of Oregon (ex. 0102or for Jan. 2nd birthday)
One of our many goals at St. Agatha Catholic School is to provide our students with the safest environment possible. In 2008 the Archdiocese of Portland implemented their Called to Protect Program. The program was created in partnership with Praesidium, and is used in many Archdioceses across the nation, as well as many private organizations. All staff, clergy, and volunteers working with children must complete this training. This program is also implemented in our health curriculum for kindergarten to eighth grade.
There are just a few steps required for someone to volunteer. First, you must fill out a background check form ($13.00 fee), and turn it in to the front desk. You will be notified if there is a problem. Then you will need to complete the initial training titled “Called to Protect”. This is a 2 part video training, and may be completed at the school, parish, or a local parish/school in the area. All volunteers must also complete the Archdiocesan Code of Conduct, which is a one time only online training. Every subsequent year, the Archdiocese requires all volunteers to do an update training online. The updates were created to go more in depth on the information that is in the initial “Called to Protect” training, as well as to be a refresher course. If you have any questions about the trainings, please contact Sarah Lutz (program administrator) at the school office.
If you would like more information on what the Archdiocese and Praesidium have implemented, please go to the following websites:
Archdiocese of Portland
Safe Environment Series
Called to Protect Training (Ministries and Parents & Families videos)
Dates and times for the 2010-2011 school year:
September 9th at 4pm
September 22nd at 6pm
October 6th at 5pm
October 21st at 4pm
December 8th at 4pm
January 26th at 6pm
May 17th at 5pm
All trainings take place in the school library and last approximately 1.5 hours.
* If you are unable to attend any of these trainings, please see the Wednesday Weekly for additional training dates and times for the parish.