For Families

Family Engagement Committees (FEC) & Classroom Coordinators

Visit our FEC Site to learn about the different committees and volunteer opportunities, and for details on different FEC-driven events and activities.

Volunteering on Campus

As a volunteer at San Tan Charter School we would like to thank you for your willingness to support the children in the classroom and aid in the learning opportunities for all of the students.  With this in mind we would like to make sure that there are some safe guards in place for the sake of the children, the school and the volunteers.  We encourage all volunteers who are on campus on a regular basis to have a finger print clearance card.  Once a finger print clearance has been issued, the school will provide the volunteer with a photo identification badge that reflects this status.

The expectations for the involvement of volunteers who do not have a finger print clearance will be as follows:

  1. Volunteers will not be in a room alone with students.
  2. Volunteers need to be in communication with teachers regarding the purpose of their assistance and make sure they maintain a professional demeanor throughout the service time.
  3. Volunteers need to check in and out in the office before and after their service time is completed.
  4. All volunteer times have to be scheduled through the teacher.
  5. Certain levels of volunteer engagement in the classroom may require a fingerprint clearance card.

All of these expectations are in place for both the safety and protection of the school, the students and of our volunteers and are in no way communicating any apprehensions regarding any volunteers.  If there are questions regarding this policy or regarding any other potential situation or arrangements that need be made, please contact the principal at (480) 222-0811.

All volunteers that have a fingerprint clearance card will be issued a San Tan photo I.D.within the first three months of school.

Volunteer Fingerprint Clearance Card & Renewal Procedure

San Tan Charter School highly encourages volunteers working with students to apply for a Fingerprint Clearance Card with the state. Although this is not a requirement to volunteer, a Fingerprint Clearance Card allows for a volunteer to have more flexibility when working with students and teachers. Parent’s that provide proof of a successful fingerprint clearance card acquisition will receive a special volunteer badge with their picture so that all staff members know which volunteers have been cleared with this additional safety measure.

New Applicant Instructions:

  1. Get a money order or certified check prior to getting fingerprinted for application cost, payable to DPS (AZ Dept of Public Safety). The price is $65.00 for volunteers.
  2. Take money order to one of the below locations, ask for a fingerprint clearance application to turn in to the location, and prepare to pay a $15 processing fee.  They will fingerprint you and send in your application to the state.
  3. Bring the yellow copy of the application into the school to keep on file for our records.
  4. Once card is received, bring card in to the school to copy front and back for our records, and we will schedule you for your badge picture.

Locations for fingerprinting: Community Wellness & Safety of Arizona

Gilbert: 522 N. Gilbert Rd, Ste #104, Gilbert, AZ 85234 (Gilbert & Juniper-between Elliot & Guadalupe)
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
Phone: (480) 892-4295
Fax: (480) 396-0234

Tempe: 8400 S Kyrene Rd, Ste #116, Tempe, AZ 85284 (on Kyrene between Warner & Elliot)
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
Phone: (480) 222-5722
Fax: (480) 222-5723

Phoenix: 4730 E. Indian School Rd, Ste 124, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (on Indian School, between 48th & 44th St-closer to 48th)
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
Phone: (602) 954-4547
Fax: (602) 955-0586