York Suburban School District is pleased to help college education majors pursue their required field experience hours by inviting them into our classrooms. Students will be exposed to a variety of instructional techniques and curriculum objectives even in a short period of time. However, to ensure the safety and security of our students as well as ensuring the college student has a meaningful experience, students must follow these procedures.
The student must request permission to complete observation hours in one of York Suburban School District's six school buildings. The request must be made in writing (email is permitted) to the school's principal. Email addresses for each principal can be found using the building directories located here. The request must include the following:
- The student's name
- The associated college course
- The number of hours needed
- The specific dates and times when the student will be available
- The content area the student wishes to observe
- Stated confirmation that the student has obtained the three required clearances
Requests must be received at least two weeks in advance of any observation. Furthermore, each school building limits the number of observers per content area, so students should make arrangements as soon as possible.
After requests are received and approved, the information will be forwarded to content area teachers who will make arrangements for observation times directly with the student.
On the first day of the observation, the student must come immediately to the main office. The student is required to provide proof that the student is enrolled in the appropriate college class (a transcript or letter from the professor is acceptable), as well as copies of the student's clearances (State Police, Public Welfare Child Abuse, and FBI Criminal History). The documents will be kept on file in the main office.
On each day of observation, the student must check-in at the main office and register as a visitor. Students are expected to be dressed professionally and are also expected to conduct themselves professionally throughout the process. Failure to do so may result in observation privileges being revoked.
It is a privilege to be able to support future educators, just as we believe it is a privilege for future educators to observe in our school buildings. We appreciate everyone's cooperation in following these procedures so that observations can be both meaningful for the student but also not represent a burden on our teaching staff and students.
The York Suburban School District uses Substitute Teacher Service (STS) to provide teachers for our schools. In order to substitute within the York Suburban School District, you must be registered with STS if you are certified to teach. To register with STS, please complete the following steps.
- Visit www.thesubservice.com
- Click on the Job Postings tab
- Scroll down to the Job Postings tab and click on the Substitute Teacher tab
- Choose the substitute teacher position you desire
- Follow the instructions to upload your documents
Once you have completed the required components of the online application process, the STS representative assigned to the York Suburban School District will contact you. An appointment will be set up for you to complete the next step of the application process.
If you have any questions, please contact STS Human Resources at (610) 566-6466.
NOTE: TB tests are only required if you volunteer over 10 hours per week.
Once approved by the Board of School Directors, volunteers will remain active with the York Suburban School District for as long as their clearances are active. Renewal or reapproval from year to year is not necessary.
Volunteers who allow their clearances to expire are considered inactive and will be required to submit updated clearances before resuming active status. All clearances are considered expired after five years.
To renew your volunteer clearances, please follow the instructions below. Please do not use the links below if you are a new volunteer. New volunteers who haven't been board-approved must complete the volunteer application above.
Please note, ALL completed volunteer paperwork is required to be submitted no later than the Wednesday before the following Board meeting in order to be considered for the Board Agenda.
- Child Abuse Clearance: RENEWAL Instructions
- Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check: RENEWAL Instructions
- FBI Fingerprints: RENEWAL Instructions
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