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Service Hour Guidelines 2019-2020 

Record Hours Here

 

The bottom of this page includes a list of several examples of how families can earn their 25 service hours. This list grows and changes as the school year progresses. If you have a certain talent or profession (carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, computers, graphic design, etc.), please let Claire Abshire in the Development Office know. There is a long list of projects and repairs that are ongoing during the year.

Service Hour Year 
  • The service hour year is June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020
Service Hours Purpose
  • Involve all parents/families in the ownership of Ridgecroft School
  • Increase family involvement and awareness
  • Increase pride in Ridgecroft School and its facilities
  • Increase communication between faculty, staff and parents
Service Hours Guidelines
  • Each Ridgecroft family is required to complete 25 service hours each school year.
    • Family may include extended family such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.
  • Once high school students have earned their own community service hours and have been approved by their advisor, students may help earn service hours towards his/her family requirement
  • Service hours may be satisfied at $20.00 per hour
    • All service hour accounts must be settled by May 31st, 2020
    • Remaining balance of hours on May 31 will be assessed at the hourly rate of $20.00 
    • All senior families must have service hours worked or paid in full to participate in graduation activities
    • Report cards will be held until all service hours have been satisfied.
  • For every hour worked, you will receive one service hour
    • Baked goods – For every event you provide a baked good; you will receive one service hour. (Teacher’s Bazaar Bake Sale, extracurricular club sponsored bake sales, concession stands)
    • Donating Items – For every $20.00 of items donated to the school, you will receive one service hour. (Please provide receipt of expenses to the front office)
    • Field trip chaperones – 2 hour maximum for chaperones on day field trips. Chaperones will be allowed to record the actual hours volunteered for any overnight field trip.
    • Transporting Athletes to games – You must carry your own child and two additional athletes to record service hours for your driving time. You may not record time for attending the game or watching your child play. Only record driving time.
Recording Service Hours
Create a Track It Forward Account 
  • Go to www.trackitforward.com
  • Click "Find your organization" in the top, middle of the screen 
  • Search "Ridgecroft School" 
  • "Click here to register" 

 

Service Hour Opportunities 2019-2020

  • Attend PTO meetings – Help plan enrichment activities for students, teacher appreciation, teachers’ lounge snacks, Box Tops for Education, concession stand volunteers, lunchroom volunteers, Father/Daughter dance, Christmas/Spring concerts, Plant/Christmas greenery fundraisers
    • Contact: Brandi Farmer, President or Kari Pierce, Vice President
  • Attend Athletic Association meetings – Help plan homecoming BBQ sale, Golf Tournament, Athletic Banquet, concession stand volunteers, gate duty volunteers
    • Contact: Chris Slachta, President
  • Athletic Fields maintenance – mow grass on Athletic Fields, spray for weeds, line fields
    • Contact: Susan Oliver, Athletic Director
  • Help teachers in classrooms with copies, filing, etc.
    • Contact: Individual teachers
  • Plan/attend class parties, field trips
    • Contact: Individual teachers and PTO class representatives
  • Assist in the front office with copies/mailing/paper shredding
    •  Contact: Mona Taylor
  • Substitute teach (unpaid)
    • Contact: Mona Taylor
  • Make/deliver BBQ plates during the Homecoming BBQ sale (Friday, Sept. 27)
    • Contact: Chris Slachta and Athletic Association
  •  Help set up/clean up Jr./Sr. Prom (Friday, May 1)
    • Contact: Jr. Class Advisor
  • Help plan Spring Auction (tentative date Saturday, March 7) – decorations, sponsors, acquisitions, invitation design
    • Contact: Claire Abshire, Director of Development
  • Set up Spring Auction (tentatively scheduled to start March 4)
    • Contact: Claire Abshire, Director of Development 
  • Clean up Spring Auction (tentative date Sunday, March 8)
    • Contact: Claire Abshire, Director of Development
  • Buildings and Ground Maintenance – painting inside the school, weedeating, spraying round up, flower bed maintenance, lights/wiring in classrooms, ceiling tile replacement
    • Contact: Brent Pierce,  Buildings and Grounds Committee Chairman
  • Provide baked goods for Teacher Bazaar (Friday, Dec. 6), other club sponsored bake sales (dates TBD) or during the concession stand
  • Provide transportation for athletes to games (your student plus an additional 2 athletes)
  • Chaperone field trips (2 hour maximum on day trips)