Volunteering at School
To volunteer at any Camas School District school, submission and approval of a Volunteer Application is required. The application is good for two years and may be submitted at your child’s home school.
There are many ways to get involved at your child’s school. Speak with your child’s teacher about how you can support the classroom. Chances are there are several ways to participate through direct student involvement or by prepping supplies, either in the workroom or at home. Keep in mind that as your child progresses through school, generally, less parent involvement is needed.
For more information about pitching in, see our Volunteer and Visitor Brochure.
Another great way to get involved is through parent groups are your school. At the elementary and middle school levels, these organizations are Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) or Parent–Teacher Organizations (PTOs), and at the high school level, groups range from “booster” clubs that enhance an existing student group or team, to task-orientated forces focused on a specific event, such as the Camas High School All-Night Party. Whatever their name, the goal of these parents, guardians, and community members is the same: to assist students, staff, and schools is delivering exceptional educational experiences and make memories that last a lifetime.
For more information about parent groups, visit your school’s website or inquire at the front office.
Citizens Advisory Council (CAC)
Each fall, Camas School District seeks volunteers to serve on its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC consists of 18–25 school district patrons who advise school administrators and board members on a variety of issues. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month during the school year from 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Each committee member’s term is three years long and may include participation in subcommittees for a specific area, such as Technology or Health & Nutrition.
Applications for appointment to the CAC are made online at this link. The application window opens in mid-September and closes on the first Monday in October. Recommendations for appointment will be forwarded to the school board for appointment at an October board meeting.
CAC meetings are open to the public. All Camas patrons are invited to attend.
Facilities Advisory of Citizens, Teachers, Staff & Students (FACTSS)
Camas School District values the hard work and contributions of those who support a strong public education system and looks for opportunities to use their feedback and evaluation in meaningful, impactful ways. In early 2015, a call for applications was sent out in order to form a Facilities Advisory of Citizens, Teachers, Staff, and Students (FACTSS). After the selection of more than 50 members was made, the FACCTS committee undertook the research and study of current and future facilities needs in the Camas School District.
Based on their findings and the input of the community, the FACTSS team recommended that a capital facilities bond be placed before voters on February 9, 2016. The bond passed, and the work of the 2015 FACTSS committee, as well as numerous stakeholders in the community and throughout the district, is currently underway.
Thanks to the willingness of several partnerships with local businesses, students at Hayes Freedom High School and Camas High School have the opportunity to experience learning in workplace environments through hands-on experiences that test their knowledge and strengthen their skills.
We are always looking for ways to make connections with these tremendous community partners and welcome your ideas for extending workplace learning to Camas students. To find out more about becoming an internship partner, please contact Derek Jacques at Derek.Jaques@camas.wednet.edu or 360-335-3000 ext. 77154