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Thank you for your dedication and diligence in the work you do for our students, and for the time and energy you contribute to the students and staff at Mt. Carmel High School. Here are a few things for volunteers to keep in mind.
Most people visiting our campus will check in as a visitor. 
Visitors are individuals visiting a classroom as a guest lecture, college representative, and those helping with an event.

Volunteers are individuals that help on campus on a regular basis and have completed the required volunteer paperwork to become a volunteer at MCHS. 
All visitors and volunteers visiting campus must be prearranged by a staff member contacting the administration office prior to the visit. All visitors and volunteers are required to sign in at the front office and wear the printed name tag each day you are on campus.  This will help us to identify people on our campus in maintaining a safe campus.
Interested in becoming a volunteer at MCHS?  Please connect with a staff member in need of a volunteer.  The staff member will provide the front office the name and location of their volunteer. Then to become a volunteer, please complete the Megan's Law Background Check form, provide a current TB test (valid for 4 years from the Read Date), the Code of Conduct form (annually), and the Code of Confidentiality form (annually).  Bring all requested documents to the front office along with your current driver license or passport.  Your Megan's Law Background Check form will be submitted for processing.  Once all documents have been processed, you will be ready to begin volunteering.  If you are a current volunteer at another PUSD school, please complete the Volunteer Clearance Site Transfer Request and submit the form along with your ID to the MCHS front office for processing.

COVID-19 Vaccination 

Effective August 16, 2022, volunteers will not need to provide proof of COVID vaccinations for the 2022-2023 school year.  
As per the CDC, effective March 1, 2022
  • Masks requirement for unvaccinated persons was replaced by masks are strongly recommended for persons, regardless of vaccine status, indoors in a K-12 setting.
  • Schools do not have the discretion or authority to change this mask mandate, and must enforce the requirement (ref. Health and Safety Codes 120125, 120140, 120175, 120195, 131080)

TB Testing

Volunteers need to have a current TB test (valid for 4 years from the Read Date).  Please provide a copy of your most recent TB test to the front office.
We wanted to notify you of a change in the required tuberculosis testing for school volunteers effective July 1, 2017. Due to new regulations from both the state and county, PUSD nurses will no longer be providing TB clearance. If you are due for your screening (once every four years), we are hoping this advance notification will give you ample time over the summer to comply, before the start of the new school year. The law requires that TB clearance be completed by a licensed health care provider. The provider will determine if risk factors exist and provide a TB test, if needed. Here are a few nearby resources where you can obtain TB clearance. There may be a fee or co-pay involved at some locations:
  • Your primary health care provider
  • CVS Minute Clinic, 16773 Bernardo Center Dr., Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128 or,
  • CVS Minute Clinic, 12358 Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92064
  • Neighborhood Health Clinic, 460 N. Elm St., Escondido, CA 92025, 760-520-8100, Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 1:00-4:00, Wednesday: 2:30-4:00
  • Public Health Center, 649 West Mission Ave, Suite 2, Escondido, CA 92025, 619- 692-5565
Proof of TB clearance is mandated for volunteers working in public schools. Please submit written TB clearance signed by your health care provider to your school site. Again, thank you for your understanding and cooperation. And with your help, we look forward to another successful school year. 
Please review the TB Clinic Schedule and if you have further questions about the TB Clinic please call Health Services at (858) 521-2812.   

Megan's Law Background Check 

Megan's Law Background Check Form
Each volunteer must have a current Megan’s Law Background Check on file with Poway Unified School District. New volunteers to Poway Unified School District need to complete the Megan's Law Background Check form and note all schools where you will be volunteering. If you have volunteered at another school in PUSD, and wish to add Mt. Carmel to your approved volunteer sites or to make a school site change -- please notify the front office and complete the Volunteer Clearance Site Transfer Request form.

Megan's Law Transfer Request Form 

Volunteer Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct Form
Volunteers, you must have a current Volunteer Code of Conduct form signed each year at each school site where you volunteer. 

Volunteer Code of Confidentiality 

Code of Confidentiality Form
Volunteers, you must have a current Volunteer Code of Confidentiality form signed each year at each school site where you volunteer.