Involvement Opportunities

  • For every student to reach their potential, there needs to be a strong partnership between the family and the school. We welcome the involvement of parents/guardians, and the community-at-large in our schools. There are many ways for parents/guardians to be involved in our schools. The purpose of this section is to list some of the opportunities that are available for you.

    • Attend School Council meetings. The School Council is an advisory group to the Principal at each school. Issues are discussed at the School Council that impact that particular school. To learn more, please contact the Principal.

    • Attend athletic events, plays, band and choral concerts.

    • Attend special events at the school, such as Freshman Orientation, Meet the Teacher, and Program of Studies Nights.

    • Stay in communication with your child’s guidance counselor and attend guidance informational meetings throughout the year.

    • Attend School Committee meetings where issues affecting the Falmouth Public Schools are discussed.

    • Access online resources such as the Falmouth High School website to view teacher websites and current events.

    • Join one of our Parent/Guardian Booster Organizations.

    • Log into “Naviance,” the Guidance Department’s online career and college planning program for all students.

    The following volunteer opportunities allow an individual to work directly with the students and staff and are quite rewarding for the volunteer as well as the students. *

    • Become a mentor.

    • Volunteer to chaperone field trips.

    • Volunteer at special events, such as the Science Fair, Senior Class Auction, or Junior Work Day, or as a Booster Club member.

    To become a Volunteer in Public Schools (VIPS), call 508-548-1621 or email:

Background Checking (Parents/Guardians & Volunteers)

  • Falmouth Public Schools will obtain criminal offender record information (CORI) for all volunteers and others who wish to participate in school activities. This includes classroom volunteers and field trip chaperones. The CORI process must be completed before any involvement in the schools, and the results of the CORI, based on the discretion of the Superintendent or designee, will determine one’s eligibility to participate in school activities. CORIs can be completed at the VIPS Office at Falmouth High School. CORI information is confidential, and privacy will be maintained. In addition, individuals may be asked to submit state and national fingerprint-based criminal background checks at the expense of the individual. The requirement to submit state and national fingerprint-based criminal background checks will be made by the Superintendent or designee.

    You are considered a VIPS (Volunteer in Public Schools) if you donate your time in any way to any school activity, class, library, event, or club. If you take tickets, sell snacks, or make phone calls for a teacher or coach, you are a VIPS.

    Please check with the FHS supervising staff member when you volunteer. CORI and VIPS registration forms are available at all schools, during Freshman Orientation Night, or at the VIPS Office.

Last Modified on September 8, 2020