MCS Guest & Volunteer Process Changing

MCS Guest & Volunteer Process Changing
Posted on 01/06/2020
Safety is always top of mind in Mason City Schools. In an effort to create an environment that is both safe and inviting, beginning second semester  there will be changes to the process for guests and volunteers after consultation with the City of Mason Campus Safety Team and Safe & Inviting Schools Council. 

Level I - Visitors/Guests

Defined as someone signing in temporarily to drop something off, pick something up, or is invited in for a specific purpose with our students, etc. 

Action:  Lobby Guard Check In, Complete Sign Off Sheet electronically and leaves an ID in the office.


Parents stopping in to have lunch

Parents attending a classroom celebration (exception for large building parties)

Someone visiting a staff member

Occasional classroom volunteer

Luxottica Volunteers to complete vision checks (with full time nurse supervision)

Picture Day Volunteers (with teachers present)

Guest Readers (with classroom teacher present)

Speakers (with teachers and/or administration present)

Level II-  Volunteers 

Defined as someone who serves as an extension of our staff by either responsibility or frequency of attendance (i.e. daily, weekly, or monthly). 

Action: Lobby Guard, Complete Sign Off Sheet attached to Request for instant Background check - Form given to the Human Resources Office. The volunteer will be added to the spreadsheet. Good for five years.  Cost $16


Office Volunteers

Library volunteers

Regular classroom volunteers

Cafeteria volunteers

Field Trip Volunteers

Level III - Staff 

Defined as someone who is hired by the district as an employee 

Action: Fingerprint Background check - Cost $50 (existing staff who are renewing $25)






Support Staff

Student Teachers

Level IV - Students in the Workplace

Defined as students who are working off-site at a place of business and receive course credit on his/her transcript.

Action:  Complete Sign Off Form (business, student, and parent if student is under 18 years of age)



Job Shadowing  Visitor Process

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