As a state charter school, Desert Star does not receive as much funding per child as district schools. Parental support and participation is crucial to the quality of education and the financial success of our school. All families are requested to contribute 50 hours of volunteer time per school year. Parent participation also keeps our school community alive and connected. Research has proven that children fare better in school when they see their parents are active and a part of their school life.
1) The Parent Council
The Parent Council organizes the volunteer needs of the school and tracks parent volunteer donations of time. All parents of children Kindergarten through 7th are invited to monthly Parent Council meetings. Meeting dates and times are posted in the school newsletter. Parents may also wish to participate as a Classroom Representative for their child’s class. Each grade has 1-2 parents representatives at Parent Council meetings, Class Reps are also available to the teacher regarding the needs of the class.
2) Volunteering in the Classroom:
Please contact your child’s teacher regarding volunteering in the classroom. All volunteers must sign in and out at the office. Please note that parent volunteers who are directly supervised and within eyesight of a teacher will not need a fingerprint clearance card. Those who are alone with students in a classroom, the playground, or driving on a field trip will be required to have fingerprint clearance on file. Also parents who attend school sponsored overnight field trips are required to have fingerprint clearance. If you are planning on volunteering regularly or driving for field trips please come to the school office for fingerprinting instructions and forms. This precaution is for the safety of your child and all children in the school.
3) Community Volunteers:
Community volunteerism is greatly valued at Desert Star. We have been very fortunate to have had many local community members donate in-kind, their time and assistance to our school. It truly does “take a village”. If you know someone who might be excited about what we offer at DSCS please have them contact the school office.
Please share your talent, you are an important part of this community school!? Call 928-282-0171 or e-mail.