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"A Call to Action"

1 Palo Alto is a call to action to our community and parent volunteers so that "Together, Schools Stay Open". The latest COVID surge has impacted schools across the country creating challenges to remain open. Beyond classroom substitutes, PAUSD will need assistance addressing the needs when our support staff is impacted.

With that in mind, we are putting out this call to action to have volunteers help in designated roles that are coordinated by PTA and school leadership.

Please view the message from Superintendent Austin below and additional information about how to register to volunteer and program details.

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How to register to help?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be some sign-up/registration process?
Yes, please use the link above to register. This will alert your Principal and PTA organizers to reach out to you.

What about non-parent volunteers?
At this time, we would like to start with parents.

Do volunteers have to be vaccinated?
Yes, they will have to have submitted their vaccination status information to the current system in place.

Will parent volunteers be eligible to participate in COVID testing?
Yes. Staff and students will still be prioritized but parent volunteers can be tested at PAUSD COVID testing clinics.

Can high school students volunteer for service hours?
Yes. High school students can participate in volunteer roles that are appropriate and do not conflict with their school schedule.

How will I be contacted and scheduled?
School site PTA leadership will work with Principals to contact and schedule based on the needs of the campus.

What else can someone do to help?
Any opportunities for families to help create or coordinate carpools would help address transportation concerns related to Bus Driver staffing and shortages.