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 http://www.virtusonline.org. 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/Little Harbor Academy (Jersey City). Please choose your primary location as Our Lady of Czestochowa (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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Christine Zarsky
Safe Environment Coordinator/Facilitator
For directions regarding the VIRTUS website, click here.