Each parent receives a calendar indicating the days in which the school is in session for the school year, holidays, parent/teacher conference weeks, back-to-school night, open house, and minimum days. If needed, additional calendars are available in the school office, on PeachJar, or on the Dollahan website: https://kec.rialto.k12.ca.us/Domain/14. Please make a note of all minimum day dismissals and plan accordingly.
When the Rialto Unified School District Board allows for volunteers, we will have many opportunities for interested community members. We are proud of our school and enjoy visitors and parent volunteers.
When allowed, please speak to your child’s teacher if you are interested in volunteering in the classroom. Volunteering does not have to take place solely in your child’s classroom. We always appreciate volunteering in the library, other classrooms, as well as on study trips.
Please contact the school office for a parent volunteer application. Approved volunteer applications are valid for the current school year. A new application must be submitted annually. Following your screening approval, you can meet with your child’s teacher to discuss the best time and days for you to volunteer.
The law requires that all parent volunteers working on campus be fingerprinted and pass a TB test. The entire process can take 4 or more weeks, so please start the process as soon as possible if you would like to be a volunteer on campus. The fingerprinting is completed through Rialto USD. Volunteers must also obtain a clear TB test from their health provider or a local clinic. Fingerprinting is valid for as long as you would like to volunteer in Rialto USD, it does not have to be conducted annually. TB test results must be resubmitted every four years. Please note that per state and federal law, fingerprints are not transferable. If you were previously fingerprinted in a different district or through a different entity, in order to volunteer in Rialto USD, you must have them completed through the district office again.
Chaperones for all field trips and study trips will not be permitted unless they have been fingerprinted and completed the volunteer process.
At this time, visitors are not permitted in the classroom. When the Rialto Unified School District Board allows for visitors, parents will be allowed to visit classrooms. We ask that you contact the teacher first to arrange an optimal time (E.C 51101). Parents must sign in at the front office and obtain a visitor pass before going to the classroom. Teachers are not available for conferences or comments during the instructional day.
Additional Parental Involvement:
Parent involvement is important to the academic success of students. Besides volunteering in the classroom, parents may join our School Site Council (SSC) and/or the English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC). Dollahan also needs active and committed participants to help run our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).
Parent Teacher Conferences:
Parents are asked to attend at least one scheduled parent-teacher conference during the school year to discuss their child’s academic progress. Parent Teacher conferences will be held September 22-24 and November 2-10. Each day during conferences will be a minimum day. Please make every attempt to attend the conference. If at any time during the school year, you feel the need to discuss your child’s progress with the teacher, additional parent conferences can be arranged. It is Dollahan’s goal to maintain open communication between the home and school at all times during the school year.