Frequently Asked Questions
How do I submit my WSP packet?
There are a few ways to return your Washington State Patrol background check packet.
We use a secure website called "Jovial" to obtain all volunteer paperwork. This is managed mainly by our program Parent Coordinator Team Lead. Please see the Jovial tab for more information. If you have scanning abilities (a lot of phones do these days too!) you can upload using there.
You can always contact your classroom parent coordinator. They'll be able to find out which documents are needed and when they expire.
Regarding the Washington State Patrol volunteer packet or "WSP", this can be completed in full and returned in a few ways. Jovial, your PC, or handing this packet to the wonderful ladies in the office.
Do I have to attend the monthly meetings?
Can my aunt volunteer in class?
YES! Absolutely! Any family member or friend can volunteer in class on your behalf, as long as they have already been approved as a volunteer with the Marysville School District.
Am I required to use Jovial?
Short answer - yes. This is how we obtain volunteer information.
Longer answer- this can be case by case and not all information *must* be uploaded. Please contact your classroom parent coordinator if you are struggling with logging on, uploading, etc. The program is quite "user friendly" once you find your way around.
For more detailed information regarding Jovial, please go to the Filing Cabinet and scroll to Jovial.
What do I do if I can't make my scheduled shift?
Teachers often rely on the parent volunteers to help with their daily groups, art projects and so much more. It is extremely important that each shift is covered.
If you are unable to make your scheduled shift, you need to make the best possible attempt at finding a replacement. Often, you can trade shifts with another family or ask that someone fill in for you.
If you are still unable to find someone to cover your shift, you need to notify both your teacher AND your parent coordinator as soon as possible.
Regardless, you should always communicate this with your parent coordinator.
Note: replacements must already be approved volunteers through Marysville School District.
How will my time be utilized on my work day?
During a typical volunteer day, parents can be found in our classrooms doing a wide variety of “jobs”, which can include tutoring students in the class, playing games, correcting papers, helping supervise recess, or anything else that the teacher might need a little extra help with. If you have a special talent, you might even find yourself helping to teach the class a lesson. There are also other opportunities to help out around the school.