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Volunteer Information

NMUSD announced that starting as soon as Monday, October 18, the district will progressively allow approved volunteers on school campuses. At Harbor View Elementary, we will be taking a measured approach to re-introducing volunteers to our campus. For instance, to start, we will only allow one volunteer in a classroom at a time. Events requiring multiple volunteers will need to be held outdoors. Your child’s teacher will communicate whether volunteers will be needed in upcoming messaging. 

All volunteers are required to apply through the Raptor system. Our district’s goal is to remain open for in-person instruction for the entire school year, and therefore, all volunteers at this time are required to be fully vaccinated.* If you have been approved as a volunteer in the past, you will need to reapply through the Raptor system. All levels of volunteers will be required to provide proof of vaccination in addition to the other requirements such as a TB-test** within the last 60 days. Volunteers on campuses are expected to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols. Once an application has been approved, volunteers will receive an email indicating they have been approved.

This initial approval process is the first step in volunteering on campus. The volunteer approval does not equate to an immediate volunteer opportunity during the school day. Additional details are forthcoming regarding available volunteer opportunities. While we recognize that many parents are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to get back onto campus, we also understand that inviting more adults onto campus increases the risk of exposure and the subsequent need for students or staff to quarantine. We value the contributions and involvement of our volunteers, yet at the same, we need to be thoughtful and will use a phased approach. Classroom volunteering will be limited. Path of travel and interactions will need to be monitored. At this time the number of adults in any classroom or at events, will be minimal and only as necessary. While we realize you are excited and eager, we ask for your patience as maintaining the safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. 

Before coming on campus we will ask volunteers/visitors to agree to the following:

  • “I agree to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols, which includes wearing masks while indoors.” 

  • “I am not experiencing any of the following symptoms associated with COVID-19: temperature of 100.4 (feeling feverish) or with chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.”

  • “In the past two weeks, I have not had close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? This could include a person that has been tested for COVID-19 (because of possible infection) and is waiting for test results.”

 If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please complete the following three steps:

  1. Review the Harbor View Elementary Volunteer Orientation

  2. Complete the Harbor View Elementary Volunteer Agreement

  3. Complete the NMUSD Raptor District Volunteer Application

 *Fully vaccinated:

Pfizer and Moderna: two weeks after second dose, Johnson and Johnson: two weeks after dose 

**TB-Test:

The following locations for TB skin testing throughout the year are suggested:

  1. Private physician, health insurance provider, or local walk-in clinic.

  2. HOPE Clinic, BESST Center, 2045 Meyer Place, Costa Mesa – free TB skin tests for NMUSD classroom volunteers. Appointments are a must. Call (949) 515- 6725 for an appointment. Please note that if the Tuberculosis skin test is positive, it is the volunteer’s responsibility to seek follow-up care with a medical provider who will order a chest x-ray and will deem if other treatment is necessary. It is not the responsibility of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District to manage follow-up after receiving a positive Tuberculosis skin test from NMUSD or cover costs for any follow-up care.