Lancaster High School

Parent Involvement

Welcome Parents!  We Need You!  There are many opportunities to become involved at Lancaster High School.  We have a very active Parent Volunteer Program.  No amount of time is too little.  Sometimes just an extra hand is all that is needed.  To join you must be 21 years of age and pass an extensive background check.  When you come in for a scheduled appointment, you must fill out an application.  Please bring with you a current Driver’s License or CA ID card and proof of Tuberculosis (TB) clearance within the last four years.  These documents along with the completed application will be taken to our District Office.  They will contact you to schedule an appointment for your Live Scan (fingerprinting).  Please be advised that there will be a $32.00 fee for your Live Scan payable by cashier’s check or money order. Once you have received security clearance from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and our Board of Directors, you will be notified that you are clear to volunteer.  You will be directed to come in to the LHS and obtain an ID badge.
For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact Melissa Baranowski by phone at (661) 726-7649  Ext. 189 or by email at mbaranowski@avhsd.org.
 
Here are some of the areas and activities we need volunteers:
 
ACADEMIC & SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT – hand out programs, set up & serve refreshments
ATHLETICS – assist under the supervision of the coaches
CAREER CENTER  - InFoSnap (minor training to assist other parents), bilingual (esp. Spanish) is helpful
CHAPERONING – events locally & field trips under the supervision of teachers
CLASSROOM – Arabic translators under the supervision of classroom teachers
COPYING – mailers, graduation programs, etc.
FILING - (after minor training) – Records Department & Health Office
GRADUATION ACTIVITIES – Cap & Gowns, grad ticket sells, distribution of diplomas, etc.
REGISTRATION – copying health records, monitoring traffic, InFoSnap (after training), etc.
ROBOTICS – assist students under the supervision of mentors & advisors 
TEXTBOOKS – distribute in the Fall and reclaim in the Spring
 
Attention LHS parents!
You are invited to meet with our principal, Mr. Jose Barajas, other parents and community members at our Parent Advisory Council Meetings (PAC).  Your input and ideas will be greatly appreciated.  To receive notices of these meetings email Melissa Baranowski at mbaranowski@avhsd.org.
 
2016/2017 PAC Meetings are in the Staff Lounge @ 6:00 PM.  The meeting last about an hour.  Please use the front entrance by the flag pole.  The dates are:
 
OCTOBER 3
NOVEMBER 7
FEBRUARY 6
MARCH 6
APRIL 3
 
We thank you and look forward to hearing from you soon!