The Parent Participation Program was implemented on a trial basis for the 2002-2003 school year. The program was a big success thanks to all the families who participated. The membership voted to make the program mandatory.
Each family is required to provide a minimum of 25 hours of volunteer service during the school year. These hours can consist of helping work Rebel Fest, Ice Cream Supper, concessions, book fair, the Accelerated Reading Program, buildings and grounds, helping the teachers, substitute teaching without pay, working as a substitute in the lunchroom or driving a school bus without pay, etc. Immediate family members such as grandparents may earn hours for the family contract. Families will not be allowed to roll hours over from year to year. Hours cannot be transferred from one family to another.
The hours will be effective from June 1 to June 1. We are confident that each family will want to participate and earn 25 hours. However, those who do not earn the required hours will be fined $20.00 for each hour lacked. The money owed will be treated as tuition money which must be paid for your child to receive his or her last report card and enroll for the next school year.
You can contact the school to volunteer or find out what is needed.
Hours are turned in to the office by teachers, board members, coaches, or whomever you have done the work for. A letter is sent home at the end of every nine weeks to let you know how many hours you have earned. You can also call the office at anytime to find out.
The Parent Participation Program helps to:
- Keep the tuition fees as low as possible by providing volunteer services.
- Improve the educational program for the students.
- Demonstrate to your own children that you are interested in their education.
- Make Riverdale Academy an outstanding school with interested and involved partents.