PCS adjusted Community Service expectations, beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, in response to COVID-19 public health guidelines. Though the state of the pandemic has changed, we are maintaining this updated policy until further notice.
Middle School (7th and 8th) students must complete at least 10 hours of community service per year.
High School (9th - 12th) students must complete at least 20 hours per year.
We understand that these are extraordinary times, and that opportunities for teens to complete community service hours through non-profit agencies or even in person within Santa Cruz County are currently limited. PCS has waived the requirement that service hours be completed with a non-profit agency, however all organizations must be approved by the Volunteer Coordinator.
To complete 2022-2023 PCS Community Service hours, here are some suggestions:
There is also an annual Community Service Fair that takes place on campus in early autumn, as well as a bulletin board outside of the study hall with a long list of ongoing volunteer opportunities. If you’d like to add something to the bulletin board, just let Mr. G know.
Parents/guardians will confirm the completion of Community Service by signing each student’s service log. Email completed service logs to Mr. G or drop them off in Study Hall.
Grades 7-11: Community Service hours are due on May 1, 2022. Contact Mr. G if you need an extension.
Grade 12: Community Service hours are due by May 1, 2022. Excess hours from previous years will be applied to this year. Contact Mr. G to work out a plan for completing required hours prior to the May 1st deadline.
Community Service opportunities for groups of students require administrative approval prior to posting or announcing. Once the activity has been approved, the community service opportunity can be promoted among the student body/groups of students. Please contact Mr. G for further assistance.
PCS Community Service Policy
2022-2023 Community Service Log