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The Volunteer Background Check Policy: Any volunteer or chaperone in the district supervising students or being responsible for them during school hours will be required to have a criminal background check.  (This includes accompanying your child on a school field trip. Be sure to do this well in advance of the field trip date.) See below more additional information.

Volunteers who have had their background check approved should still check into the Parkside office and sign in as a volunteer.  If you are a regular classroom volunteer, let us know and we will have a badge printed for you.  Please ask for your volunteer badge or a volunteer sticker to wear while you are here in the building.  Please sign out and return your badge when you are finished.  Thank you to the volunteers who have already completed this process - your cooperation helps us ensure the safety of your children.  We appreciate your support of our schools!


There are many opportunities for parents and community members to contribute their time and talents to the school. Everyone benefits from these contributions. You will receive information on all volunteer opportunities in the fall and throughout the year.

We ask that all volunteers also sign a Volunteer Confidentiality Statement. These forms are available in the school office, or you may click on the link below to print a copy, and return the signed copy to the school office.  (If you picked up the Background Check form or the Parent Volunteer Questionnaire at Parkside, it's on the back side of those forms also.) Please call the school office if you would like more information regarding volunteering opportunities.

Parent Volunteer opportunities:
(these DO require a background check)

  • Hearing & Vision Screening help
  • Lunch Room Pin # Helpers (the first 2 weeks of school)
  • Serving/helping during school events
  • Picture Day & Retake Day
  • Track & Field Day help
  • All-school Picnic help

(background check not needed for the following)

  • Box Tops collections
  • Coborn's Labels For Learning collections
  • Milk Moola (Kwik trip) collections
  • Providing conference meal items for staff

Classroom Volunteer opportunities:
(please arrange these through the classroom teacher):

  • Classroom help (background check required)
  • Field Trip chaperone (background check required)
  • Working on projects at home


Background Investigation Form

Any volunteer, employee, substitute, coach, or student teacher at Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools must have a Criminal Background Investigation check completed and approved, BEFORE their first day of employment or volunteering in the district.

To complete the Criminial Background Investigation, please print and complete page 1of the Background Authorization Form, then submit your form to the school office.  Once your form is submitted you will receive an e-mail that contains a link to log on to a secure website to enter your personal information and complete your background check.  A credit or debit card will be needed for payment. (If you have a computer and a debit/credit card, you DO NOT need to complete page 2 of this form.)
*If you DO NOT have any access to a computer or a debit/credit card, please complete page 2 with the additional personal information and submit it to the school office along with your cash or check. (You must fill in all information on this form in order for it to process- we keep this information in a confidential file.)

At this time we are not able to accept copies of background checks from other districts or employers.

Thank you

2016 Thank You to Our Parkside Volunteers!

Our PES volunteers are amazing! Take a moment to view this video students and staff made to show their appreciation.