Community Service

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 00:00 Written by 

  Community Service

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“To whom much is given, much is required.”  By being involved in community service, students are introduced to the various needs, resources, and opportunities within the community.  In addition, community involvement opens up possibilities for career interests and helps build a resume for summer work, scholarships, and award applications. 
Expectations for students:  Student expectations are outlined in detail in the Community Service Booklet. Students must register on-line for a term and an agency.  Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors register in the spring.  Incoming freshmen register in the fall.  Failure to register on-line results in a 30% reduction in the student’s grade for the community service assignment, which is a part of the social studies class.    Students are expected to complete 20 hours of service per year with one specific non-profit organization.  If a student’s procrastination or misbehavior results in a need to change agencies or terms, a 30% grade reduction is assessed on the community service grade.
 
Summer Community Service     May 20 - August 21, 2016                    DUE: August 22, 2016
Fall Community Service            August 22 - December 4, 2016             DUE: December 5, 2016
Spring Community Service        December 7 2016 - April 30, 2017          DUE:May 1, 2017

 

 

 Community Service Registration Instructions

 

 

  • Read through the Community Service book and select those agencies that appeal to you.  Even if you plan to complete your community service hours in the fall or spring, sign up now.

  • Note that some agencies have a minimum age limits:  Columbus Museum, Doctor’s Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, Muscogee Humane Society, Ronald McDonald House, and Springer Opera House.

  • Discuss your choice with your parents.  They must be able to provide transportation for you if necessary.  Your parents must sign the confirmation form, indicating that they approve your choice.  Do not sign your parent’s name.  If they call and say you cannot do your work because of transportation problems, the confirmation form will be shown to them indicating they approved of your agency and the transportation it would require!

  • You may begin to register online in the computer lab, media center, or at home between 4:00 PM Thursday, April 28, 2016 and 8:00 AM Monday, May 2, 2016.

  • Select carefully.  YOU CANNOT CHANGE YOUR WORK (AGENCY OR TERM) WITHOUT A SIGNIFICANT GRADE REDUCTION.

  • COMMUNITY SERVICE WORK REGISTRATION PROCEDURES:

 

 

 

  • To register, go to any browser and type http://apps.muscogee.k12.ga.us/SignMeUp.  If you are logged on to a school device you will automatically be taken to the registration page once you click on the log-in button on the top right. If you are not using a school device, when you click on the log-in button you will need to enter your GTID number and password.

     

      • Click the word “Events” (top right) or the “GO TO EVENT LIST” button.

        You will be taken to the “Available Events” page.

        Find the event (agency) where you want to volunteer, read the description carefully and click “Sign Me Up!” 

         

        At the bottom of the page you will have the option of selecting a term if one is still available.

         

         You will see the following confirmation and directions to “Print Permission Form”
        • PRINT THE CONFIRMATION PAGE AND HAVE IT SIGNED BY A PARENT.

        • Return confirmation forms to your homeroom teacher by Tuesday, May 3, 2016.  Failure to turn in the confirmation form on time will result in detention.  Failure to sign up or failure to complete community service hours on schedule will result in a 30% grade penalty on your assignment.

         

           

         

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      • DO NOT CALL THE AGENCY.  There will be an agency orientation led by your agency facilitator.    Check the Columbus High website for orientation times.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR WORK YOU SHOULD GO TO THE MAGNET OFFICE OR YOUR FACILITATOR.  (This is so important. We can’t have 1200 students independently calling.)

      • This is your job.  If you have any problems YOU should handle it.  Your parent SHOULD NOT CALL FOR YOU.  Steps for handling problems:

        • Go talk to your facilitator

        • Go talk to Mr. Hampton in the Magnet Office

        • DO NOT HAVE YOUR PARENT CALL THE AGENCY.  Your parents may call me if you have a major problem that requires their intervention.

         

       

 

 

 

 

  • Note that page 6 of the Community Service book has the due dates for completion of your community service hours.

 

 

 

 

 

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