(COVID-19) Visitor Screening Process
This applies to all visitors including volunteers:
Parents or guardians are not allowed in the school building except under extenuating circumstances as determined by the principal or other building administrator in the principal’s absence. Parents will be strongly encouraged to make an appointment prior to coming unless there is an emergency. Only one parent or guardian per child will be allowed to enter except under extenuating circumstances as determined by the principal or other building administrator in the principal’s absence. Volunteers will not be allowed in the school.
As you will see in the attached Visitor Screening Process:
- All visitors to GRPS sites must wear a mask at all times.
- All visitors must report to the main office upon entering the building.
- All visitors must complete a Visitor Screening Questionnaire before entering the rest of the building. Administrative Assistant will provide the paper screening tool and review answers before granting admission to the building.
Anyone who answers “yes” to any questions on the screening tool will be asked to leave the building immediately and call to make an appointment to have their needs met in a virtual setting or at a later date.
Becoming A Volunteer
Take some time to read our Volunteer Handbook. Here you will find suggested activities, FAQ, and a lot of other information about volunteering with Grand Rapids Public Schools.
Complete the volunteer application online or complete a paper application at any school or the district volunteer office. Once completed, return your application to the school or volunteer office (email, fax, mail, or drop off).
Receive notification & badge:
Please allow up to 3 weeks for processing. You will receive notification of approval by email, and your official Proud Volunteer badge will be sent to the school indicated on your application (or available for pickup at our office).
You now have clearance to volunteer anywhere in the district for 2 years! Once your clearance has expired, submit a new application for renewal.
Click here to fill out the Volunteer Application electronically
Click here to download the volunteer application in English
phone (616) 819-1821
fax (616) 819-2017
visit/mail 1331 Franklin SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506