Parent Support/Service Hours
Parent Support/Service Hours Program (Parent service hours to RHLS)
At Red Hill Lutheran School, we believe that our students greatly benefit from parental involvement. We believe that families play an important role in building a supportive school environment where students, teachers and staff can thrive. Parent and family involvement is a valuable resource at Red Hill Lutheran School and serves to enrich all of our school programs. Our Support/Service hour policy exists to guide the time and talents of volunteers and ensure full participation at school-sponsored activities. It is our hope that each Red Hill Lutheran School family feels Support/Service and satisfaction when they take ownership in our school by serving as a volunteer.
Service Opportunities- See Volunteer Opportunities
A list of qualified school service hours will be available in the school office and on the school website, the teacher’s weekly newsletters and in the weekly reminders sent via e-mail. It is our desire to make service opportunities available to accommodate all of our Red Hill families. Some examples of school service projects that are acceptable for earning Support/Service hour requirements are listed below. Families are encouraged to communicate with their teachers and room parents about ways that they can best serve our school.
• Assisting teachers with classroom activities or take-home projects
• Assisting teachers with errands, or other classroom services
• Assisting with the annual Auction-Gala fundraiser.
• Chaperoning class field trips
• Driving students to sporting events
• Helping with on-campus activities: Welcome Back BBQ, Back to School Nights, Carline, Garden, Christmas and Spring Sing Programs, Class Act Family Night, Grandparents’/VIP Day, etc.
• Assisting with snack shack duties and PTF based pizza lunch
• Assisting in the School Office
• Assisting on Picture Day
• Chaperoning at Middle School dances
Please Note: Chick-Fil-A is not included in service hours due to being a fundraiser for students going to DC.
Each family is required to serve a minimum of 10 service hours at Red Hill Lutheran School. This is the equivalent of one service hour per month of school enrollment. Parents, legal guardians, or any adult family member may serve the required hours provided the party responsible for enrolling the student approves the Support/Service hours and properly records the hour(s) in the FACTS Family Portal (ParentsWeb).
Support/Service hour requirements for the school year begin on the first day of summer before the school year and end on the last day of school. Support/Service hours must be completed by the last regularly scheduled day of the school year or a fee of $25.00 will be incurred for each hour not served, not to exceed $250.00 per family. Church volunteer hours with exception of some activities at RHL, and middle school student service hours will not normally count as Support/Service hours.
It is the responsibility of the volunteer to correctly record their Support/Service hours and submit them online using the RHLS app (links to the FACTS Family Portal - ParentsWeb). Support/Service hours are validated and tracked by the school office and can be viewed in the FACTS Family Portal (ParentsWeb) at any time.
School families will be considered to have fulfilled their Support/Service hour requirements by their school involvement in the following ways:
• Full-time RHLS and RHLC faculty and staff.
• RHLS School board members.
• RHLS Head Room Parent position.
• RHLS PTF Board Positions
All families are required to participate in the Support/Service program. Parents not serving the minimum hours will be required to pay the equivalent of $25.00 for each hour not served for a maximum payment of $250.00 per family.