Parent Service Hour Requirements
Working together helps to provide the excellent programs for the students here at Star of the Sea. Service is a critical component in Catholic education. With strong volunteerism, we are able to provide all of the needed services and activities that create the quality, affordable, faith-based education for our children.
Each family is responsible for thirty (30) service hours for two-parent families and fifteen (15) for single parents (includes families in which one spouse is deployed for a period of 6 months or more). Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends can earn hours for your family. Families who do not fulfill the requirements will be assessed a fee.
Volunteers working with the children must submit the following documents to the School Office.
Attend a Virtus Training Session
The Catholic Diocese of Richmond provides training called, “Protecting God’s Children.” The National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc. developed this course and the Dioceses of Richmond has required all adults that supervise children at Star of the Sea Catholic School or Star of the Sea Catholic Church to take this training. All employees and volunteers must take the Virtus training. To register for this one time training go to www.virtusonline.org.
Recording Parent Service Hours
In order to receive credit for hours completed you must submit a completed Parent Service Hour form to the office with the exception of hours for purchasing Scrip & Bingo. The Scrip Coordinator submits hours for Scrip to the office. To receive credit for Bingo you must sign in the service hour binder at Bingo. The forms can be printed from the website or picked up in the school office.