Community service is not only intrinsically rewarding, it is a good way to strengthen resumes for employment and college and university applications. All students are encouraged to do community service throughout high school. Ask Mr. May or the Mrs. Tarvin for information regarding community service opportunities. Seniors are required to do 8 hours of community service during senior year (see below).
GPHS students can earn a varsity letter by completing 145 hours of community service in 12 months, with at least 50 of those hours in a non-school-related setting. For more information, visit www.uwsc.org/varsityletter.php
Permission Form (only required if the organization is not on our pre-approved list)
Verification Form (required for all students to document their hours)
Pre-Approved List (see if we've already approved the organization in year's past)
2014-15 Community Service Guidelines
Due May 18, 2015
Hours can be completed anytime between June 16, 2014 and May 18, 2015
Over the summer, please email questions to email@example.com
The goal of the community service requirement at GPHS is for students to experience what it feels like to give back to their community. Below is the information that students need to facilitate the timely completion of their senior community service hours:
Students graduating from the Snohomish School District must complete a minimum of eight (8) hours of community service during senior year with an organization that meets the criteria below:
Turning in your hours
See top of page for forms (pre-approved list, Permission Form, Verification Form)
Step 1: Check to see if the community service provider is listed on our Pre-Approved List. If they are listed, go to step 3. If they are not on our list, continue to step 2 and 3.
Step 2: Fill out the Permission Form and turn it in to Mr. May for approval. Note: this must be done before starting your service. It may take 3-5 days to receive approval.
Step 3: Fill out the Verification Form and turn it in to Mr. May once your service is completed. Note: this is how you get checked off for completing the project!
You only need one form per volunteer site (you can record multiple days/times on the same form)
Community Service on Family Access
Students and parents can see their Community Service progress on Family Access. Visit the Snohomish School District Website for access at http://www.sno.wednet.edu/index.php?cID=249
Students and Parents will see a class called "Community Service". Within that class, there will be one assignment graded on a 0 to 8 scale. 1 point is awarded for each community service hour that is turned into Mr. May. The grade will appear as a "U" until the 8 hours is satisfied, in which case the grade will turn to an "S". When the grade appears as an "S", you will know your community service requirement has been met.
Important web addresses and phone numbers:
Glacier Peak High School Community Service Advisor – Kelven May, 360-563-7548 or firstname.lastname@example.org
United Way of Snohomish County
The United Way of Snohomish County has a volunteer program called Youth United. If you are interested in volunteering through them, you can visit their website at www.uwsc.org/youthunited.php. Students can create an account at www.uwsc.org/volunteer and record their hours electronically. The United Way will send me a record of the hours you have completed, which will mean you do not need to get signatures at the event. You will, however, still need to fill out the rest of the project verification form.
Notes from Mr. May for the class of 2015
Missing the Deadline
Students who miss the May 18 deadline will be assigned a paper to write in addition to their service hours. Students who do not complete the service by graduation may not participate in the ceremonies and will have their diploma held until this graduation requirement is met.