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ADDitions Approval 2019-2020:
Please Read!!

Dear Parents:

Thank you for choosing to volunteer your time at Arbor Ridge K-8! Each year your online ADDitions application must be updated in order to be approved to come on campus as a volunteer.  To get started, please go to the website below:

OCPS.SAMARITAN.COM

  • Option#1 -If you know your log in information from previous years: Click “Log in/Forgot Password” on the left side and enter your user ID and password.You will be prompted to update your security questions and application.Once you have completed updating your application, click “Search for Opportunities”. Click on the orange “Volunteers” tab.Do a search for Arbor Ridge K-8.Click on the blue link “Become an ADDitions Volunteer with Arbor Ridge K-8 2019-2020”.Click “Sign up”. Your request will be sent to the ADDitions Coordinator.

     

  • Option#2- If you forgot your log in information from previous years: Click “Log in/Forgot Password” on the left side and then click “Forgot Password” and follow the directions to help you retrieve/reset your information.Once you have your log in information, go back to the Log in page and enter it.Follow all of the prompts in order to update your application.From your dashboard, click “Search for Opportunities”. Click on the orange “Volunteers” tab.Do a search for Arbor Ridge K-8.Click on the blue link “Become an ADDitions Volunteer with Arbor Ridge K-8 2019-2020”.Click “Sign up”.
  • Option#3 - If you are a new parent to OCPS/Arbor Ridge and have never completed an ADDitions application or you were here at Arbor Ridge and did not register last year with ADDitions, click the orange “Search Opportunities” tab on the left side.Then click the orange “Volunteers” tab. Search for Arbor Ridge K-8.Click on the blue link “Become an ADDitions Volunteer with Arbor Ridge K-8 2019-2020”.Click “Sign up”.Click on “create a new account” and follow all of the steps.

* Please be sure to write down your username and password and keep in a safe place.  You will need this to log in the Volunteer Management System in the front office each time you come in*

USERNAME AND PASSWORDS ARE CASE SENSITIVE!!!!!

Please note that you MUST be ADDitions approved in order to volunteer on campus.  You DO NOT need to be ADDitions approved just to come and have lunch with your child or simply visit the campus.  Either way, you will need to sign in to the visitor management system in the front office with your ID. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ADDitions Coordinator Mary Jackson at 407-672-3110 ext. 3032225 or email mary.jackson@ocps.net.

How do I begin?

  • Complete and submit and application via the following website: ocps.samaritan.com

  • Sign up for activities that interest you and be sure to choose Arbor Ridge.

  • Wait to be contacted by your coordinator. She will review your information and be in touch with assignments promptly.

Please Remember:

  • ALWAYS sign in and out in the office when you are coming to volunteer.

  • ALWAYS wear your name tag for identification purposes. The name tags will be printed and will be available for you on the shelf under the computer where you sign in. Please take this tag with you and wear it whenever you are volunteering at ARS.

  • Please call or email the teacher you will be assisting if you will be unable to volunteer at your specified time.

Health Regulations:

  • Please do not come to school if you are sick (this includes a cold, sore throat or cough) It is important to prevent the spreading of germs in the classroom. We will certainly miss you and though you may feel like you need to come in and that you are leaving a teacher short handed, it is not good for you, the children or the teacher if you are present. Please let the teacher know that you cannot come in and please return when you are completely over your illness.

Safety:

  • Do not allow a child to use a paper cutter or adult scissors.

  • Know the emergency procedures and exits. Follow the established emergency plan.

  • Learn the proper use of all school equipment.

  • Never leave a child alone. Never touch a child. And never allow a child to leave school without checking out at the main office.

  • If you have doubts about a situation, ask someone with authority. You should never be left alone with students in the school. A staff member should be with you at all times in the presence of students.

  • If an accident occurs immediately notify a staff member.

  • Never move a child involved in an accident. A member of the school staff will initiate proper procedures for accidents.

Volunteers Shall Not:

  • Assume responsibility for the supervision of a class in the absence of a teacher.

  • Assume responsibility for the discipline of students.

  • Make decisions regarding the relevancy of activities or procedures.

  • Contact parents regarding student performance or write letters home.

Responsibilities of Volunteers:

  • Dependability

  • Confidentiality

  • Communication

  • Follow school procedures and policy

  • Patience

  • Flexibility

  • Consistency

  • Friendly

Dress Code:

  • NO clothing which advertises alcohol, contains obscenities, or suggestive logos.

  • NO garments which expose the midriff such as tube tops, tank tops, halter tops, or fish net tops.

  • Undergarments must be worn at all times.

Working with a Small Group:

  • Call each child by name (name tags are helpful at first)

  • Offer each child a chance to participate. Quiet children are sometimes ignored.

  • Allow children to develop independence by letting them do as much as possible without your help.

  • Feel at ease, everyone makes mistakes.

Opportunities:

  • When special projects and volunteers opportunities arise, the school coordinator will send an email to all active volunteers via the web system. In other cases, flyers and letters are sent home with the child.

  • Thank you for taking the time to care! We greatly appreciate your time, commitment and dedication to the Arbor Ridge School family!

  • Please feel free to contact Mary Ellen Jackson, your volunteer coordinator if you have any questions. She can be reached via email at Mary.Jackson@ocps.net or via phone 407-672-3110 extension 3032225.

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