Community & Parent volunteers

Parent and community participation and support is essential to the success of OPS. When parents and community get involved, we see a dramatic increase in the students’ academic and social/emotional growth.  

Family Volunteer Hours

OPS relies on parents to commit service time to the school; we expect at least eight hours per quarter (16 per semester, 32 per year) per family. Ideally, parents/family members should do their volunteering incrementally, as each quarter occurs, versus doing them all at once at the end of the year. You can complete this time in many ways, at many times. This could include, but is not limited to...

  • Improving and maintaining the facilities: cleaning the facility, lawn service, painting, carpentry, disinfecting tables and chairs, cleaning microwaves, assembling furniture
  • Assisting teachers and staff: with lunch, in the office, organizing classrooms, proctoring a test, tutoring a student
  • Substitute teaching
  • Chaperoning field trips
  • Helping with fundraisers and community events
  • Carpooling