Volunteering as a field trip chaperone
Any person wishing to volunteer at a school site, be a chaperone on a school field trip, drive as a chaperone on a school function, or work with any school clubs, must be fingerprinted at the San Juan Unified School District’s fingerprint desk located in the Human Resources Department at 3738 Walnut Avenue in Carmichael. Please report to the main District Administration building and check in with the receptionist upon arrival.
The fingerprint desk is open between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., daily, except holidays, weekends and Fridays in the month of July.
A request for fingerprint services (Request for Livescan Service – Applicant Submission) must be obtained at the school site. Please see Karen Cassady, Principal’s Secretary, for the form. This form must be signed off by the Principal and be in original ink. Please note: There is no charge for fingerprint services for parent volunteers. Please fill out the applicant information required, check volunteer and note Rio Americano High School as the school location. The applicant will then take the form and a valid driver’s license to the San Juan Unified School District Human Resources Department, fingerprint desk to be fingerprinted.
If you have any questions regarding fingerprint services or if you want to verify if your fingerprints are on file, please contact Karen Cassady at 916-979-8860.
If you believe you have been fingerprinted at the SJUSD but are unsure and wish to verify fingerprints are on file, please contact Karen Cassady and provide the following information:
· Full legal name
· Full date of birth
· The last 4 number of your social security number
Please note that it can take up to 6-8 weeks for fingerprint clearance on first time fingerprinting. If you think that there is a chance you might want to volunteer as a chaperone on a field trip and you have not been fingerprinted at the San Juan Unified School District’s fingerprint desk, it is best to have it done ahead of time. Once you are fingerprinted at the District your fingerprint verification will be keep on site as a reference.
Volunteer Chaperone Driver
If you want to be a driver chaperone on a field trip, in addition to being fingerprinted, the volunteer will need to fill out the San Juan Unified School District Volunteer Personal Automobile Use Form. This form must be filled out in its entirety and insurance information provided. A copy of the volunteer driver’s current insurance policy declaration page (page of policy that details out liability coverage) and a copy of the volunteer’s current driver’s license must accompany this form when turning it in to the school site to the Principal’s Secretary, Bonnie Bjorgum. This form and copies of the current year insurance declaration page and current driver’s license must be renewed each school year in order to be a volunteer driver.