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School Policies

A few important policies for parents to know...
If your child is going home any way different than usual a note or call to the office (474-3780) is necessary. It is school policy to not take a child's word for it--they get things confused too often at this young age. Please send a note or call and help us avoid confusion, tears, and possibly a missed bus while we sort things out. * Make every effort to get your child to school 15 minutes early if they need a school breakfast. Teaching starts the minute students walk in the classroom door and children often miss out if they are still eating at the start of school. * Students should have everything they bring to school marked with their names (jackets, lunch pails, back packs, etc.) * If your child has to miss school we very much appreciate a call to the office (474-3780) or an email lguiton@lmusd.org to report the reason for your child's absence.

Becoming A School Volunteer:
Any person visiting a Nipomo School classroom or participating in any classroom activity (e.g. field trips) must be cleared as a SCHOOL VOLUNTEER in advance of their visit/participation.
All Volunteers are required to:
-Complete a Volunteer Data Sheet (a new form must be completed each year, available in the school office)
-Obtain Fingerprint Clearance
-Obtain TB Clearance (valid for 4 years)
When you obtain clearance, you omay volunteer at any school in the Lucia Mar Unified School District.
There is no minimum time commitment.

Fingerprinting:
LMUSD Human Resources Dept., is now offering fingerprinting services for our volunteers for a reduced price of $35.00. (For CA residents of less than 1 year, an additional cost of $17.00 will be charged).
Fingerprinting will be done at our Human Resources office at the District Offices in Arroyo Grande (602 Orchard St.). All fingerprinting will be done by appointment only; call 474-3000, ext 1192 to make an appointment.

TB Clearance:
You will need to complete a questionnaire to assess Tuberculosis risk (we no longer offer PPD tests).
Volunteers identified as low risk will be issued a clearance. Those requiring additional assessment will be referred to their private physician or the health department to complete the clearance process.