While many parents enthusiastically volunteer during the
elementary school years, their involvement often begins to wane
in the middle grades and lessens even more so throughout high
school. While the nature of high school volunteer opportunities
may differ from those at the elementary level, the need for
parental involvement is—in many ways—more critical than ever.
At CKM, parents are a welcomed part of the school and there are
many possible ways for them to become involved. Parents may serve
on school governance entities (such as the School Site Council),
provide support to a sports team, or chaperone a field trip.
The Sacramento City Unified School District sets forth policies
that schools follow when recruiting and engaging volunteers. See
Volunteer Requirements for specific information on donating
your time at CKM.
Under the California State PTA, CKM’s PTSA meets most
months during the school and provides an open forum for parents,
teachers, and students with the principal. PTSA provides support
for student activities, initiates teacher appreciation and helps
with other projects. PTSA volunteers are also sought after as
helpers in the Counseling Office.
The parent body for HISP provides meetings open to
all HISP parents. Enrichment opportunities (such as
college information night, cultural events) are provided to the
entire school body. Volunteers are needed for visitation days,
the end-of-school barbecue, and more.
This elected body oversees the school’s categorical
monies—bilingual and Title I funds. Responsible for CKM’s Single
Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and the School Safety Plan
(SSP), the council meets on the fourth Monday of each month,
September through May.