Good afternoon DGH Community,
While parents and guardians volunteering with the school is not taking place yet, I still wanted to send out our annual reminder letter regarding Police and Vulnerable Sector checks.
Unlike previous years, where a paper copy of the letter is sent home, I am only sharing the letter via email distribution and posting on our website.
The same letter can be obtained by clicking on the link below:
Volunteers at the school must have both the Police Check and the Vulnerable Sector search done. If you need these checks to be completed, please request the letter from our office indicating that you wish to volunteer at the school.
Please be aware that DGH will continue to follow a “NO POLICE CHECK – NO VOLUNTEERING AT THE SCHOOL OR FOR CLASS TRIPS THIS YEAR” (this is a board policy). If you think that you may volunteer at DGH in any way this year, you MUST have an original and updated police and vulnerable check completed and on file at the office.
Please be aware that Police and Vulnerable Sector checks can take several weeks to be completed and returned to the applicant.
Police Checks continue to be processed in the manner they have been previously. However, volunteers now must also have a Vulnerable Sector search completed. A volunteer would typically have the Police Check and Vulnerable Sector search completed at the same time. We have heard that the Vulnerable Sector search can take several weeks to process, so if you are interested in volunteering in the school (e.g., in classrooms, for class trips, the snack program) you will need to have both checks completed.