Safe Environment Requirements

All employees, and volunteers who interact with minors, are required to complete and maintain safe environment credentials through the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

To ensure successful completion of the requirements, follow the information below before creating your VIRTUS account. If you have an existing VIRTUS account, contact Peggy Kemp for assistance so your account can be updated prior to login.

Total Time Commitment: Approximately 95 minutes

  1. Set aside sufficient time to complete all items without logging out.
    • Incomplete accounts may result in lost data, requiring you to repeat your setup.
  1. Read and follow the directions on the website in the order presented.
    • Skipping items, fast-forwarding or backing up may corrupt your account and require you to repeat your assignments.
    • You will:
      • Complete each registration field as presented on the screen
      • Complete the Code of Conduct
      • Complete the Background Check application (SSN is required)
      • Complete Safe Environment Training (1 module, approximately 75 minutes)

VIRTUS website:  www.virtusonline.org

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For more information on the Archdiocesan Safe Environment requirements, visit www.safe-environment.archspm.org/essential-3. Questions about volunteering or volunteer requirements should be directed to Peggy Kemp, Safe Environment Coordinator, at 651-429-7771 opt. 2 or peggy.kemp@frassatiwbl.org.

To see the “How to Report Abuse and Neglect” brochure, click here.

To see the “Victim Assistance” brochure, click here.  The archdiocese Victim Assistance Program can be reached at 651-291-4475.

 

Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteers are a valuable resource in our school. Watch classroom and school newsletters and the email announcements for opportunities to match your time, talent and skills. Families may record 5 volunteer hours for attending the fall fundraiser and 5 additional hours for attending the Spring Gala. Volunteer hours for FCA students do not count toward the family total; however volunteer hours for older siblings/children may be added to the family total. Your hours should be recorded in your family account on Sycamore. Each K-8 family is expected to give 20 hours of volunteer time yearly as part of their tuition package or be billed $12.50 an hour at the end of the year.
 Below is a brief overview of several volunteer opportunities. If interested, please contact the office or the responsible parent or teacher for more information.

Athletic Coaches – Coach various teams.

Birthday Boxes – Coordinate birthday box assembly for children in need.

Book Fair – Assist with set up, sales and take down.

Box Tops – Labels counted and reported to the responsible vendor.

Catholic Schools Week – Specific events will be announced.

Classroom Assistant – Assist teacher with projects or activities.

ELC – 6th Grade activity –  parent chaperones needed.

Fall Fundraiser – Specific needs will be communicated.

Field Trip Chaperones – Assist teachers on classroom field trips.

Library – Assist Media Aide and students.

Lunchroom Helpers – Help serve, and clean up during lunch periods.

Marketfest – Staff booth promoting Frassati Catholic Academy.

Parade – Coordinate FCA participation in the Manitou Days Parade.

Preschool Fall Festival – Specific needs will be communicated.

SMOL/SPX Parish Events – Various events such as annual festivals, fish fry, etc.

Spring Gala – Fundraiser planning annual gala, contact Committee Chair.

School Garden – Weeding and watering during the summer.

School Office – Assist with various projects as needed.

8th Grade Graduation – 7th grade parents host 8th grade graduation reception.