Volunteers 2022-2023 School Year Update: Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) appreciates the support of the parent and community volunteers who support the essential needs of the schools. Volunteers and partnership agencies are required to complete certain compliance measures in order to volunteer within our school district. Online Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Training via their myMCPS Classroom/Canvas account(Gradesheet will show 100% for successful completion) COVID-19 Vaccination AttestationGradesheet will show 83.3% for successful completion) Fingerprinting/Background check (only if the volunteer is working alone with students without supervision of an MCPS staff member or other type of volunteer service, per the Volunteers Regulation and FAQ) MCPS has created a step-by-step User-Guide (with pictures) on how volunteers can create and access their myMCPS Classroom/Canvas account to complete the Online Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Training module AND upload the Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination from the state Department of Health. The online course grade sheet will show a total of 183.3% for completion of both compliance modules. You can show the gradesheet as evidence of successful completion to schools and your name will appear on the MCPS volunteer roster after October 1. MCPS is asking for a pdf copy of your vaccination certificate in order to upload it to this module, you can download a copy from Maryland MyIR (directions for completing this process are located in this support guide). As an alternative, you may also upload a copy of one of the following: State Department of Health Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination (DC, VA, WV) Vaccination verification provided by the volunteer's health insurance provider A letter from a primary care physician attesting to your vaccine status Type of Volunteer Key Information One-time volunteers who will ALWAYS be accompanied by MCPS staff One-time volunteers who will never be alone with students at the MCPS school do NOT need to complete the compliance measures. They WILL need to check-in and check-out of the main office and scan their driver's license/identification cards through the Visitor Management System (VMS). Once the volunteer clears the VMS, they must be badged (the VMS creates a sticker badge) and remain under supervision of an MCPS professional while with students. Volunteers who will be attending field trips or supporting the school as a regular volunteer These volunteers must complete BOTH the online child abuse and neglect training and the COVID attestation process. Volunteers can pull their grade sheet showing a total of 183.3%. This grade shows completion of both processes. They WILL need to check-in and check-out of the main office and scan their driver's license/identification cards through the Visitor Management System (VMS). Once the volunteer clears the VMS, they must be badged (the VMS creates a sticker badge) and remain under supervision of an MCPS professional while with students. Volunteers who will be attending field trips or supporting the school as a frequent volunteer AND will be alone with students. In addition to the online child abuse and neglect training and the COVID attestation compliance measures, the volunteer must have completed the finger printing process. Fingerprinting/Background check (only if they are working alone with students without supervision of an MCPS staff member or other type of volunteer service, per the Volunteers regulation and FAQ ) Fingerprinting Webpage Montgomery County Public Schools encourages and welcomes school volunteers. The academic achievement and educational experiences of all students are enhanced by a community invested in their learning. We invite parents, families, and community members to engage in volunteer activities in our schools–from kindergarten to high school–and become partners in teaching and learning. Our volunteer activities vary from school to school, and volunteers can help with a wide variety of activities. Interested in becoming an MCPS Volunteer? There are a few steps to complete before beginning your service as a volunteer in our schools. Complete the MCPS Parent/Guardian and Community Volunteer Form or the MCPS Volunteers in the Virtual Classroom form as appropriate. These forms serve as an introduction of yourself, your interests and availability in volunteering, and some important reminders about volunteers in schools. Complete the mandatory online Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Training. This training is required for any volunteer who regularly supports schools, chaperones a field trip, etc. and is available in multiple languages. When the course is completed, a report is created to serve as proof of satisfying the training requirement. Contact the school(s) where you wish to serve and provide them with a copy of the following: Appropriate MCPS Parent/Guardian and Community Volunteer Form or the MCPS Volunteers in the Virtual Classroom Form and Your online course grade sheet that will show 100% for completing the online Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Training and an 83.3% for submission of the vaccine attestation (a total of 183.33%). Support guides with complete step-by-step instructions, the link to Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Training, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found below. Volunteer Training on Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Online Training Support Guide (All Users) Español | 中文 | français | tiếng Việt | 한국어 | አማርኛ | Português Online Training for Parents/Guardians Online Training for Non-Parents(Contractors, Volunteer Coaches, Community Members) FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS ONLY A ParentVUE account is needed to access and complete the Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect training. If you have already activated your ParentVUE account, refer to the support guide linked above and follow the steps below: Login to: https://md-mcps-psv.edupoint.com/PXP2_Login_Parent.aspx Go to the “Parent Resources” tab Navigate to “myMCPS Classroom” Click on the “Resources” folder Click the link for “Volunteer Training” Enroll, go to, and complete the training course. If you do not have a ParentVue account, you will need to activate your ParentVUE account in order to access the training, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect. To activate your ParentVUE account, please contact your child’s school and request a ParentVUE activation letter. This letter has a unique key assigned to you that will allow you to create an account that is linked to all of your children in MCPS. Need help with ParentVUE? Answers can be found in the ParentVUE Support Guide and on the MCPS Digital Backpack webpage.