LHETAG

Loyal Heights Elementary Theatre Arts Group (TAG) brings professional theatre training and high production quality for our students and community to enjoy.

Browse through our website to find information on important cast news, rehearsal, performance, & enrichment course schedules, volunteer opportunities, ticket sales, and more.

 

We extend heartfelt thanks to the LHPTA for supporting theatre arts at our school. For more information about our PTA, visit http://loyalheightspta.org.


TAG Volunteer Application


All Loyal Heights Elementary Theatre Arts Group (TAG) volunteers must submit this online application, subject to a background check, and show proof of identification per SPS & LHPTA procedures. This form must be completed by the applicant and approved by the program manager.


Name *
Name
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
As stated on Driver's License or ID Card
Must provide this card for proof of identity at the first LHPTA event for which you volunteer.
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
Relationship to SPS *
If you have a student at LHE, please specify their name
If you have a student at LHE, please specify their name
Emergency Contact Name *
Emergency Contact Name
Emergency Contact Phone *
Emergency Contact Phone
Your Doctor's Name *
Your Doctor's Name
Your Doctor's Phone *
Your Doctor's Phone
Reference #1 Name *
Reference #1 Name
References, personal or professional, will be used as needed in the background clearance process.
Reference #1 Phone *
Reference #1 Phone
Reference #2 Name *
Reference #2 Name
Reference #2 Phone *
Reference #2 Phone
Safety & Liability #1 (clicking the box below and submitting the form is your commitment) *
As the relationship with a student progresses, student will likely begin to trust and confide in you. You should take the time to listen and show them that you care. It is best practice to avoid making promises and make sure to report to staff any behaviors or communications that concern you.
Safety & Liability #2 (clicking the box below and submitting the form is your commitment) *
Personal information about yourself should be shared only as it is relevant to the work you are doing with the student. Do not give any personal contact information to student, including your social medial contact information.
Safety & Liability #3 (clicking the box below and submitting the form is your commitment) *
Some students, typically at elementary level, will naturally become attached and show affection. Handle the situation with sensitivity. Front hugs are NOT allowed. Instead, carefully put your arm around a child's shoulder and turn it into a side hug or give "high fives". Students should NEVER sit on your lap regardless of age.
Working with Children from Diverse Backgrounds (clicking the box below and submitting the form is your commitment) *
Students in Seattle Public Schools come from many different families, cultures, and communities - each with its own set of values and beliefs. Be mindful of different cultural norms that every student has. Understanding the students' cultures and helping students to understand the school culture will increase their ability to learn. Please do not impose your personal values and beliefs onto the students.
Confidentiality #1 (clicking the box below and submitting the form is your commitment) *
Students in Seattle Public Schools have the right to expect that information about them will be kept confidential by all volunteers. Additionally, all information contained within a student's educational record is considered confidential and protected by a federal law, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA"), 20 U.S.C. Section 1232g. Volunteers are expected to maintain student confidentiality.
Confidentiality #2 (clicking the box below and submitting the form is your commitment) *
Each student you work with has the right to expect that nothing that happens to or about him or her will be repeated to anyone other than authorized school department employees, as designated by the administrators at your volunteer site.
Confidentiality #3 (clicking the box below and submitting the form is your commitment) *
You may NOT share information about a student with anyone, including your best friend, significant other, or individuals who are genuinely interested in the student's welfare, such as social workers, scout leaders, clergy, grandparents, or nurses/physicians. Thus, you must refer all such questions to authorized school employees, typically the student's principal or teacher.
Confidentiality #4 (clicking the box below and submitting the form is your commitment) *
Information about a student may be communicated to school staff and school administration. Information shall be communicated immediately if it is a medical emergency OR if a student shares information that indicates a threat of imminent physical injury to the student or others.
Confidentiality #5 (clicking the box below and submitting the form is your commitment) *
Before you speak about a student to another person, remember that violating a student's confidentiality is not only impolite; it's also against the law.
Volunteer Agreement *
I, named above, will take the above statement (and the remaining guideline in the LHPTA Volunteer Handbook) into consideration during and after my time as a TAG volunteer. I acknowledge that I have been made aware of where to find the Volunteer Handbook for future reference and to whom I can speak regarding any questions or concerns I may have. I also acknowledge that I will need to review the Online Adult Sexual Misconduct Video AND meet criteria for background check clearance prior to volunteering with SPS students. In addition, while volunteering, I understand that my photo could be used in TAG &/or LHPTA publications unless I opt out with the site coordinator. I understand that volunteering at a school or in a program with students is a privilege and that the Principal or Program Manager can terminate my eligibility to volunteer. Request for Criminal History Information in accordance with Child/Adult Abuse Information Act (RCW 43.43.830 through 43.43.845) The Washington State Legislature has helped us assure security for children by allowing background checks on all people who work with children in schools and in accordance with Chapter 43.43 RCW, prospective volunteers are required to complete this disclosure form. Loyal Heights Elementary Theatre Arts Group cares about our students and therefore we support this requirement and work to ensure all volunteers complete this form and undergo a background check each school year prior to beginning as an active volunteer. Prospective volunteers are required to complete the disclosure questions below by answering YES or NO to EACH. If the answer is YES to any question, please explain in the area below as much detail as possible including the charge/finding, date, and the court(s) involved. Please use the opportunity at the end of this form to add any additional information. Your volunteer role and residency history determine background check type we will perform and if a screening fee is required.
Have you been arrested or convicted for any crimes? *
Have you been found in any dependency action under Chapter 13.34 RCW to have sexually assaulted or exploited any minor or to have physically abused any minor? *
Have you been found by a court in a domestic relations proceeding under Title 26 RCW to have sexually assaulted or exploited any minor? *
Have you been found in any disciplinary board final decision to have sexually abused or exploited any minor or to have physically abused any minor? *
Other than any matter above, is there any other fact or circumstance involving you and your background that would call into question you being entrusted with the supervision, guidance and care of young people, vulnerable adults or developmentally disabled persons? *
I have read the information contained in this application. Pursuant to RCW 9A.72.085, I certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Washington that the foregoing is true and correct. I authorize the Loyal Heights Elementary Theatre Arts Group (TAG) and the Loyal Height Parent Teacher Association (LHPTA) to conduct a background check and to obtain any and all information needed to process my volunteer application. I further authorize any person contacted by TAG/LHPTA to provide information to them about my volunteer application. I understand that information from others will not be made available to me. I hereby release and hold harmless TAG/LHPTA and all references from any and all liability in obtaining or disclosing such information about my background. I understand that TAG/LHPTA may, at its discretion, exclude me from volunteering for any reason, including any misleading or incomplete statements on this application. I understand that the failure to answer any question truthfully will automatically disqualify me from volunteering and employment opportunities with TAG/LHPTA. *