Volunteering in Our Schools
Covina-Valley takes great pride in providing a safe and secure learning environment for all of our students and staff. This includes the use of our visitor system, Raptor, and volunteer requirements that are outlined below.
The Raptor system helps track individuals on our school campuses, thus providing a more monitored environment for our students and staff. When visitors, classroom volunteers, or contractors check-in they will be asked to present a valid state-issued identification for us to enter into the system. The system has the ability to provide alerts on people who may jeopardize the safety of the campus. It also has the capacity provide a database of everyone that is on campus in case of an emergency. We want to assure you that the only information that is collected from your valid state-issued identification is already public information such as your name, birth date, and the last several digits of your license number. After your identification is scanned and entered into our database, you will not need to bring your identification again. Each time you arrive on campus, you will check-in at our kiosk located in the front office and you will be issued a sticker that has your picture, name, destination, and time of arrival. When you leave, you will check out at the same kiosk. Further information will be available at your individual school site.
What do you need to do?
-If a volunteer is going to be on campus assisting a teacher in the classroom or at an event with staff present, all the volunteer needs to do is be cleared via the Raptor system.
-If a volunteer is going to be alone with students (no staff present), on a field trip or an overnight trip, they must complete all of the following:
- Submit a clear Tuberculosis Test or a completed Risk Assessment Questionnaire (Valid for 4 years. Fee to be paid by the applicant.);
- Undergo a Megan’s Law background check and be fingerprinted through the District’s referral to County Live Scan for submission to the State of California Department of Justice for clearance
- Note: All applicant fees will be charged and collected at the time of the Live Scan appointment.
- DOJ response can take longer than a week.
- Submit a completed application;
Thank you in advance for your patience and assistance in implementing these new systems and enhanced protocols. Our goal, as always, is to keep our students safe.
Step 1 - Tuberculosis Test/Risk Assessment
Every four years, all school volunteers, according to the Education Code, are required to provide evidence of freedom from tuberculosis. The requirement is a Mantoux skin test, which consists of an injection and a follow-up visit for the reading two days later. X-ray examinations in lieu of
the Mantoux are not acceptable.
You can either get a TB Test or have a health care provider complete the TB Test Risk Questionnaire.
You may, if you wish, have the TB test by your own medical provider. Please make him or her aware that state law requires the Mantoux test and that the tine test is not accepted. You may also have the test done at the following health care facility for a fee, which may be paid, by cash or check:
Irwindale Industrial Clinic
15768 Arrow Hwy. Irwindale, CA 91706
Monday through Friday: 7:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm (No x-rays on Saturday)
The clinic will provide the follow-up x-ray for those with a positive reading on the Mantoux test, or you may go to your personal physician. The fee for any follow-up x-ray is to be paid by you.
Please be sure to keep a copy for your records.
Alternately, the provisions of Assembly Bill (AB) 1667, which became effective on January 1, 2015, allow employees and volunteers to forego the physical TB test and complete a TB risk assessment questionnaire, and if risk factors are identified, would only then require TB testing and examination to determine that the person is free of infectious tuberculosis. The TB risk assessment is to be administered/completed by a licensed health care provider (physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or registered nurse) and results are to be turned in with your application.
If you have a valid TB test within the past 60 days, you may provide a valid copy showing proof.
Step 2 - LiveScan Fingerprinting
The following option is available to complete LiveScan fingerprinting:
143 E Rowland St.
Covina, CA 91723
Monday through Thursday, from 9am- 6pm
No appointment needed. Walk-ins welcome.
Note: All applicant fees will be charged and collected at the time of the LiveScan appointment.
Print the following form and take it to your appointment filled out:
Request for LiveScan Service
Step 3 - Online Volunteer Application
Do not start this step until you have completed step 1 and 2. Please scan a copy of your TB test so you can upload it as part of the application. Once this is done, click the link below to start your application.