In order to chaperone an ECHS Forensics team practice or tournament, parents, guardians or family members must first be cleared by the District as an approved volunteer and issued a District ID badge. We must have a copy of that Badge before you can drive or chaperone for a tournament. There are two straightforward steps to becoming approved as a WCCUSD volunteer. At the end of this process you will be issued a WCCUSD volunteer badge. For more information visit the District’s website at www.wccusd.net.
Becoming a WCCUSD Approved Volunteer / Obtaining a District ID Badge
Step 1: Volunteer Application Form
- Go online to http://www.beamentor.org/linkpages/mentorasp/specialprojects/wccusd/
- Select “New Volunteer”
- Select “Community Members and Non-parents” (because this is for outside the classroom)
- Select “Browse by Sites” and then select “El Cerrito High School” from the list
- Select “Field Trip and Event Chaperone” and then hit “Apply”
- Fill out the form and submit
Step 2: Fingerprinting (LiveScan)
Once you have submitted the forms in Step 1, an e-mail will be sent to you with instructions on how to log-in and complete the “LiveScan” form. Once that is completed you can schedule online a free fingerprinting appointment. Fingerprinting appointments are scheduled on Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and Thursdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Appointments are held at: Community Engagement Department, 5100 Potrero Avenue, Room 21, Richmond CA 94804.
T.B. Clearance Not Required
The District no longer requires a T.B. test and proof of T.B. clearance. Instead, a health questionnaire is part of the application in Step 1 above.
Parent Chaperones: Drivers and Judges
We need parent drivers to transport students to and from tournaments. Parent drivers must provide the following:
- Copy of District ID Badge
- Copy of CA Driver’s License
- Copy of Insurance Policy
- Completed Auto Transportation Form
The District permits ECHS Forensics Team parents to fill out the Auto Transportation Form once, and to submit copies of the documents once, covering all tournaments during the school year.
Chaperone duties include and are not limited to:
- Staying with the group and supervising student activities
- Reporting to the coach or faculty sponsor on student behavior
- Enforcing all school rules and trip rules as determined by the coach
- Helping with first aid, including trips to a hospital, clinic or pharmacy
- Judging rounds of competition. At our local league tournaments, no experience is required!
- Supervising and monitoring students at hotels, restaurants or tournament venues (overnight trips)