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Volunteer Clearance Update

Important Notice Regarding Volunteer Clearance Requirements

Thank you for your efforts in getting clearances to volunteer at Hillside. As the result of new amendments to the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) enacted on July 1, 2015, implementation of the requirement for volunteer clearances will not take effect until July 1, 2016. The new amendments include significant changes to the 2014 amendments to the CPSL. Most notably, only volunteers with regular and repeated contact with students and who are responsible for care, supervision, guidance or control of children will need clearances. Additionally, renewal of clearances will now be required every five (5) years rather than every three (3). The District will be communicating further guidance on these new requirements as it becomes available.

We understand that the ongoing and changing state and district mandated changes may cause added confusion for all of us. Please be assured that as soon as we receive any further direction, we will promptly pass it on to you.

Any questions/confusion can be directed to jessica_littleton@ymail.com.

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T&E Care School Supply Drive through 7/26

iStock_000010636360SmallT&E Care school supply drive is on now, through 7/26! This helps families in our district. Visit their site for information on how you can help.

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Have a Great Summer!

Thank you to all the parents, teachers and school staff who help make Hillside a wonderful place for our children to learn and grow.  The PTO wishes everyone a safe and fun summer!

schools out

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Yearbooks

If you have a question about extra copies of yearbooks, please contact Christa Amos.

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Volunteer Clearances – Update on Fee Waivers

Thanks to all of you who have already completed or are in the process of completing the background clearances that will be required to volunteer in our schools next year. On Wednesday, June 10th, Governor Wolf announced that the State will waive fees for the Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Clearance for volunteers working with children. The fee waiver of $10 per clearance will be effective on July 25th.

Please obtain the clearances as soon as possible so you can continue to support all the many volunteer jobs that support of our students and our staff. Please submit your clearance confirmations to the Human Resources Department at the District Administration Offices via email at volunteerclearances@tesd.net or by mailing them to:

Tredyffrin/Easttown School District
Human Resources Department
940 West Valley Road, Suite 1700
Wayne, PA 19087

There are three clearances required:
• The Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check
• The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
• The Federal (FBI) Criminal History Clearance

OR

A signed and witnessed waiver for ten year residents of Pennsylvania. Your signature on this form can be witnessed by any adult.

Click here to download the FBI Clearance waiver for ten year residents of Pennsylvania.
Click here for information on how to obtain clearances.

Thanks so much for your continuing support of the students and the staff of the T/E schools.

Sincerely,
Pattie Littlewood and Jeanne Braun
Community and Volunteer Services Coordinators
littlewoodp@tesd.net, braunj@tesd.net
610-240-1913

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Field Day Part II – Friday 6/12

announcement_icon-724844Today FIELD DAY – PM activities have been rescheduled to  FRIDAY, JUNE 12th – AM because of the afternoon heat.

Children should dress appropriately. There will be water activities and the children will be outside. Bathing suits, towels and sunscreen should be considered, and please label all of your child’s belongings.

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Action Needed – Volunteer Clearances: Deadline is 7/1!

Time for Action Dont WaitThanks to those of you who have already submitted your clearances to be able to continue volunteering in our school next year.  Clearances are due by July 1st. It will take about 15 minutes and $20 if you have lived in PA for 10+ years, and it’ll take a little bit longer if you have lived here for less than 10 years. If you do not complete your clearances, you will not be able to volunteer in the 2015-16 school year for the many activities on which the PTO depends on its volunteers.

Please help the PTO in continuing to have fabulous helping hands in our school click here for a 1-pager on how to obtain clearances.

WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!

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Order School Supply Kits by 6/15

schoolkitsWhy not take advantage of the School Supply Kits approved by our teachers and customized by grade level?  It saves time by cutting the search from store to store, and they are delivered directly to school. The Schoolkidz supply kits forms have been distributed via your child’s book bag.  The form must be completed and sent to Ina Fricchione c/o PTO via your child’s folder by JUNE 15th or complete online here (note the account # 10957).  Please email Ina Fricchione with any questions.