Willow Wind recognizes the importance of family involvement and participation in a studentís education, activities, and environment. Family involvement and participation is a very important part of this program. To ensure the success of Willow Wind the energy of all families is needed to provide a thriving program in a well‐cared‐from environment. Parent involvement and participation help enrich the studentís experience by building community and providing a bridge between home and Willow Wind.
To maintain a thriving program in a well‐cared‐for environment, Willow Wind requires all families of enrolled students, home school, part‐time and full time, fulfill a total of sixteen hours of family service (volunteerism) per year. Six of the total required hours of family service must be completed and recorded by the spring course registration. All sixteen hours must be completed and recorded by the fall course registration. Families who complete the required number of hours by the deadlines are eligible to participate in first round class registration. Families who have not met their family service requirement will register in second round registration, choosing from a list of any remaining, available classes that were unfilled during the first round of registration. Families with students who are enrolled in less than six hours of classes per week must complete one family service opportunity during each semester. There are a variety of family service opportunities throughout the year, such as gardening, special projects, events, lunch bunch, committees, and library services to help meet the family service requirement.
Each year, every family submits a Family Service Form. This form allows families to prioritize the family service jobs they would like to participate in to fulfill the family service requirement. Families are encouraged to suggest jobs and opportunities that are not listed on the Family Service form. PLEASE NOTE: Participating or volunteering in your studentís class does not count toward the completion of family service hours.
Students over the age of 13 can contribute to the completion of their familyís service requirement by participating in one of the many service opportunities. Families who have extenuating circumstances, which make it impossible to fulfill the family service requirement, must go to the office and request, fill out, and sign a Family Service Waiver.
To receive credit and keep track of completed family service hours, families will need to fill out a log sheet, located in the red binder in the office lobby. Families who do not submit a log sheet do not receive credit for their time.