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).
2012-13 Community Service Guidelines
Due May 20, 2013
Hours can be completed anytime between June 22, 2012 and May 20, 2013
Over the summer, please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
The goal of the community service requirement at GPHS is for students to experience what it feels like to give back to their community. For the 2012-2013 school year, Glacier Peak will be partnering with the United Way of Snohomish County to offer students community service opportunities and documentation of their hours. 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:
Registration with United Way of Snohomish County
Students will be encouraged to establish an online account with the United Way of Snohomish County. Information from the students account is confidential and will not be used for any purpose other than to validate their hours of service. The United Way will provide Glacier Peak High School with a students verified hours provided the student has followed the established guidelines explained on the internet web site. Students will register at: www.uwsc.org/volunteer.php
Non United Way Community Service reporting
Students not registering their hours online via a United Way Volunteer Center account may download the appropriate paperwork at: http://glacierpeak.sno.wednet.edu and click Community Service on the left-hand side.
The specific forms to be submitted for community service permission and verification will be subject to the guidelines of the program.
Important web addresses and phone numbers:
Glacier Peak High School Community Service web site: http://glacierpeak.sno.wednet.edu
United Way of Snohomish County Volunteer Center – www.uwsc.org/volunteer.php
Glacier Peak High School Community Service Advisor – Kelven May, 360-563-7548 or email@example.com
Notes for the class of 2013
Option A: Community service through the United Way of Snohomish County. You must register at www.uwsc.org and click on Volunteer.
Step 1: Go to the United Way website and register for an account. Be sure to select Glacier Peak High School box under Miscellaneous Information as the group you are affiliated with.
Step 2: Log hours, complete service, and wait for the organization to verify hours. UWSC will send me a list of students who have had their hours verified each month.
Step 3: Turn in a Project Verification Form (organization signatures not necessary since UWSC will verify the hours).
Option B: If you choose to do your community service with an organization NOT registered with the United Way, you must follow the steps below:
Step 1: Check to see if the community service provider is listed on our Pre-Approved List at the end of this packet. 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 Project 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 Project 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!
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.