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Greetings Amazing WalkAbout Volunteers!

The WalkAbout Program at Kirkland Middle School is a PTSA sponsored, school supported, parent staffed program that provides a positive adult presence on campus during peak traffic times. The additional adult presence discourages inappropriate behavior allowing students to feel safe. It also gives parents the opportunity to volunteer in an area that directly impacts their child's safety and gives them an additional connection to a big part of their child's day.

Walkabout receives great administrative support from our teachers and staff!

  1. Let us know you are interested
  2. Get started by reviewing the ONLINE TRAINING.
  3. Complete LWSD Volunteer Approval process.
  4. SIGN UP to Walkabout << coming soon
  5. Show up with a smile! :)

WALKABOUT SHIFTS:

BEFORE SCHOOL:
8:15–8:35

DURING LUNCH:
11:50-12:20 (Lunch A)
12:45-1:15 (Lunch B)

DURING LUNCH (WED):
10:50-11:20 (Lunch A)
11:35-12:05 (Lunch B)

 

WALKABOUT GUIDELINES:
  • Greet kids with smiles and pleasant conversation.
  • Encourage kids to be in the right place at the right time.
  • Acknowledge students who are by themselves with a ‘hello’; a friendly word can mean the world.
  • Move towards loud groups. Your physical presence will deter most unwanted behaviors
  • Enforcement of rules or attitude problems should be referred to staff.
  • Please do not use this time to talk to teachers or administrators about your student or school issues. Schedule an appointment separately.
GENERAL KIMS VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
  • Always sign-in AND sign-out with the office.
  • Model behaviors the students are asked to follow
  • Remember to observe student confidentiality inside and outside school.
WALKABOUT ROUTINE:

Walkabout Checklist

  1. Check in at the front office. 
  2. Pick up a WA Clipboard. Review Information.
  3. Begin your WA route. Monitor school building perimeters as you pass through
  4. Communicate with appropriate personnel if a situation occurs.
  5. Have fun and enjoy yourself and the kids!
  6. When finished return the clipboard, and be sure to Sign-Out with the office.

THANK YOU!

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the volunteers who have participated in KIMS’ Walkabout Program. We are so lucky to have such dedicated, positive, enthusiastic volunteers. 

 

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