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Announcement:

Attention Volunteers-New Requirement

Effective Immediately: Any volunteer in our school must now obtain criminal record check clearance.

The Ministry of Justice has introduced new regulations requiring ANY volunteer who comes near or works around children to complete a criminal record check, regardless of the time spent working near or around them. This new requirement involves a Criminal Record Search, valid for 5 years, which will include a Vulnerable Sector Search.

Attention Current Volunteers

If you are currently volunteering in your child’s classroom, helping out on field trips, volunteering in our school for special events, volunteering as part of our Parent Advisory Council, are a Noon Hour Supervisor etc., you must have criminal record check clearance by January 31, 2020, in order to continue in your role.

Current volunteers WITH a current criminal record check on file at our school will be required to obtain a new one through this new process. You are required to either go to the Abbotsford School District Board Office to fill out a manual criminal record check form (you will need to provide 2 pieces of approved ID) or fill one out online through the website https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/home.htm using the following access code: 5EU2ZSHRB5 (certain eligibility requirements must be met).  This must be completed by January 31, 2020, to continue in your role.

Current volunteers WITHOUT a criminal record check should email uppersumas@abbyschools.ca with your first and last name and indicate that you would like to continue volunteering so we can forward your name to our HR department. You will then be required to either go to the Abbotsford School District Board Office to fill out a manual criminal record check form (you will need to provide 2 pieces of approved ID) or fill one out online through the website https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/home.htm using the following access code: 5EU2ZSHRB5 (certain eligibility requirements must be met). Effective January 31, 2020, you must have criminal record check clearance to continue volunteering in our school.

Attention Future Volunteers

If you plan to volunteer in your child’s classroom, help out on field trips, volunteer in our school for special events or plan to volunteer in any capacity at any time in the future, you must have criminal record check clearance BEFORE being able to volunteer. What do you need to do? Email uppersumas@abbyschools.ca with your first and last name and indicate that you would like to volunteer so we can forward your name to our HR department. You will then be required to either go to the Abbotsford School District Board Office to fill out a manual criminal record check form (you will need to provide 2 pieces of approved ID) or fill one out online through the website https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/home.htm using the following access code: 5EU2ZSHRB5 (certain eligibility requirements must be met).

Please contact our school if you have any questions regarding this new requirement.

Current until: Thursday, January 30th, 2020
Posted: Monday, December 16th, 2019