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.