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Parent Involvement
Keystone Oaks School District values open and regular communication between home and school. Educational research consistently cites the positive benefits of parental involvement in children’s education. We invite and encourage you to take an active role in your child’s school and classroom.
Clearance Requirements for Volunteers
Effective July 31, 2015, anyone volunteering their time in a school district or for a district-sponsored event must have the following clearances on file in the district’s personnel office: State Police Clearance (Act 34), Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151) and the FBI Clearance (fingerprinting). Volunteers must renew their clearances every 60 months (5 years).
 
The Keystone Oaks School District values the thousands of hours that parents and other members of the community volunteer at sporting events, on field trips and in the classroom. In accordance with this state law, Keystone Oaks School District now has the following policies and practices in place for anyone who volunteers events and activities involving Keystone Oaks students:
 
  • Policy 916: Volunteers and Chaperones. Beginning May 17, 2016, anyone who submits the paperwork required to volunteer must also sign off that they have received and read this policy. 
  • All volunteers with the Keystone Oaks School District must have current copies of the following clearances and required paperwork on file in the personnel office: 
    • State Police Clearance, 
    • Child Abuse Clearance 
    • FBI Clearance OR signed and notarized Volunteer Clearance Exception Disclosure Statement) on file in the District’s Personnel Office.
The State Police Clearance and Child Abuse Clearance are free for volunteers. Volunteers are required to pay for the cost of the FBI Fingerprinting Clearance (if needed). Instructions on applying for the clearances are included in this packet. 
 
Please read the following instructions carefully:
  • Please fill out the attached Volunteer Clearances Form and sign that you have read and understand School Board Policy 916: Volunteers and Chaperones. 
  • Apply for the required clearances/have the Volunteer Clearance Exception Disclosure Statement notarized. See instructions in this packet. 
  • Once you have received the clearances/disclosure statement, please send copies, along with the Volunteer Clearances Form in a sealed envelope to Athletic Director Mark Elphinstone or Personnel Secretary Karen Wong.
Clearances may be dropped off at the District offices Monday—Friday between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. (please check the website for summer hours, school closures, etc.) or may be mailed to:

Keystone Oaks School District
Attn: Mrs. Karen Wong or Mr. Mark Elphinstone (Volunteer Clearances)
1000 Kelton Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15216
 
Once the clearances are verified and on file in the Keystone Oaks School District Personnel Office, you will be receive an e-mail notification that you are approved to volunteer. 
 
If you have questions, please contact:  
 
Mr. Mark Elphinstone                   Mrs. Karen Wong
Athletic Director                           Personnel Secretary
Elphinstone@kosd.org                 wong@kosd.org
412-571-6046                               412-571-6010
Kindergarten Planning Survey
Please help the Keystone Oaks School District prepare for the future by taking a few minutes to fill out the survey below. The information provided will help the District plan for future kindergarten classes and will allow the District to communicate with families with young children about early childhood programs and important kindergarten events and deadlines. All information provided is confidential and will not be provided to a third party for any reason.

Click here to take the survey: http://goo.gl/forms/dOJvbzDqzS
Keystone Oaks School District  |  1000 Kelton Avenue  |  Pittsburgh, PA 15216-1984  |  Phone: 412-571-6000  |  District Fax: 412-571-6006 Aiken Fax: 412-571-6164  |  Dormont Fax: 412-571-6151  |  Myrtle Fax: 412-571-6051  |  Middle School Fax: 412-571-6092  |  High School Fax: 412-571-6043
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