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Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thank you for volunteering to
chaperone a Piney Branch Elementary School Field Trip. Montgomery County Public
Schools (MCPS) values the volunteers who work to enrich our students’
experiences. As a community, we all are mindful of our shared responsibility to
create safe, nurturing environments for our students. MCPS has developed a
training for all volunteers in the district to learn about recognizing and
reporting child abuse and neglect. This online training takes about 30 minutes
to complete and can be accessed through the MCPS website at www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org by searching volunteer training.
While we encourage all
community members to engage in this important, informative training, currently
we only require individuals who regularly support schools to complete the Child
Abuse and Neglect training. As a field trip volunteer, you are required to take this training. Once
you have completed your training, you will receive an email confirmation.
Please forward the email to our Administrative Secretary, Ms. Welch, or print a
copy of the confirmation and send it to the office. We have a database of all
Answers to frequently asked
questions are posted on the MCPS Child Abuse and Neglect webpage at www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/childabuseandneglect . We are grateful for your commitment and partnership to
ensure the safety of our students.
If a field trip takes place outside of school hours, chaperones on these field trips will be required to get fingerprinted by MCPS.
Please view the following instructions on how to get fingerprinted: