St. James
Catholic School

Education   +   Faith   +   Service
About St. James Catholic School

Religious education is an on going process by which we all gradually mature in our faith--a faith that we strive to make vibrant, conscious, and active. At Saint James, we feel privileged to work with parents who are the primary educators in the spiritual formation of their children.
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Become a Volunteer

Saint James Catholic School encourages active involvement by the parents in the educational process of their child(ren). Parents are urged to volunteer for an array of small jobs on campus. Some jobs include: room moms and dads, assisting in the classrooms, drivers for sports and field trips, and hot lunch helpers. Parents are not permitted to aide in their child’s classroom except as directed or approved by the principal and classroom teacher. The need for teacher aides and appropriate assignments is at the discretion of the principal.

The primary responsibility of a volunteer is the care of the students assigned to them. Volunteers may not bring siblings as it takes their focus away from their main responsibility. Additionally siblings are not covered by our Diocesan insurance policy.

Background Clearance / Safe Environment / Mandated Reporter

All parents or guardians who wish to volunteer at the school must do the following:

• Attend training in person or online for Mandated Reporter / Safe Environment / Code of Pastoral Conduct (Virtus Training).

• Be background checked and cleared by Screening One at their own cost before participating in any volunteer projects. The current cost is $30.00.

• Sign in at the school office.

Every person on campus during school hours must meet the above requirements.

Any person driving/chaperoning on a Field Trip must complete the above requirements and adhere to the following.


Drivers (21 years of age and older) are always needed to provide transportation to field trips. ALL DRIVERS, INCLUDING THOSE THAT DRIVE THEIR OWN CHILDREN, MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS.

1) A current Driver Information Sheet must be completed and turned into the school office along with

2) A current copy of the driver's insurance policy indicating the appropriate coverage of $100,000/$300,000 and the policy's expiration date.

3) Copies of current Driver's License and Vehicle Registration.

4) In addition, all drivers are required to take an online defensive driving course at

5) Pay $5.00 for a current DMV report.