Protecting God's Children/ Parent Chaperones/Safe Environment



Dear Parents,

Any class parent (s) wishing to volunteer/chaperone class trips must take the Protecting God’s Children session, mandated by         the Archdiocese of Newark.  The following requirements must be met:

  • A completed Protecting God’s Children session with proof of a certificate (given upon completion)
  • A completed Volunteer Application (found under this tab)
  • A signed Code of Conduct form (found under this tab)
  • A Background Check (Link is provided on VIRTUS website) 


In order to avoid disappointment, these requirements must be met before any parental involvement (class parents, trips,        rehearsals, PSA activities that require you to be alone with children other than your own)

To register for the Protecting God’s Children session, go to the VIRTUS website at You may          choose a session once you have created your VIRTUS ID and Password.  OLC School will provide dates throughout                       the year, however, you can choose a location and date that is convenient for your schedule from the above                                 mentioned website.

Under this tab you will find the directions to register for a session and create your VIRTUS User ID and Password.  We are                the Newark, NJ Archdiocese.  Your primary location is Our Lady of Czestochowa School (Jersey City).  Please choose                  your primary location as Our Lady of Czestochowa School (Jersey City). Then check volunteer as the role you play                      within your diocese.  You will then be asked to select a session you wish to attend. 

You will be asked to read and confirm that you will abide by all of the Polices, including the Archdiocesan Code of Ethics.           Then, you will be prompted to begin your Verified Volunteers Background Check. Once you are registered, a message will           appear confirming that you have completed the registration process.  You do not need to bring anything with you on the                  day of your session.  You will be provided with a booklet and a pen. 

Thank you for your time and support in advance.  I’m looking forward to partnering with you in keeping our school            community safe. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Ms. Christine Zarsky                                                                                   

Safe Environment Coordinator/Facilitator

For directions regarding the VIRTUS website, see below
For volunteer packet, see below.