Changes to the 2019-20 Community Service Requirement

In light of the many restrictions that COVID-19 has placed on all of us, the Crosby Scholars staff has made the following changes to the 2019-20 community service requirement.
 
1)   If you have completed your service hours and have not submitted your form:
  • For the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, parents/guardians can sign to verify a student's form. We hope these changes will make submitting a form simpler during this time. Click here to download the form.
  •  We have created a fillable online version of our community service form. Click here to complete and submit the form.
 
2)    If you have not completed your service, visit the community service page on this website for suggestions on how to complete community service from home. Please make note, the middle school deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020.
 

3)    The Crosby Scholars Program will be making some exceptions this year in regards to what activities qualify for community service hours in an effort to be flexible during this time of social distancing. We appreciate that scholars are committed to completing the requirement this year and want to allow for students to be creative and innovative in their approach to volunteering.We typically require that student community service hours are completed with an approved non-profit agency or organization. However, for the 2019-20 year only, students will be allowed to submit hours for volunteering in their neighborhood such as assisting neighbors with yard work, cleaning up the neighborhood park etc. We will also accept hours assisting younger siblings with online school work and projects. Community service hours will not be accepted for routine chores or babysitting performed in their own home.

El Programa de Crosby Scholars hará algunas excepciones este año con respecto a qué actividades califican para las horas de servicio comunitario en un esfuerzo por ser flexible durante este tiempo de distanciamiento social. Apreciamos que los estudiantes se comprometan a completar el requisito este año y queremos que los estudiantes sean creativos e innovadores en su enfoque de voluntariado. Por lo general, exigimos que las horas de servicio comunitario estudiantil se completen con una agencia u organización sin fines de lucro aprobada. Sin embargo, solo para el año 2019-20, los estudiantes podrán enviar horas para ser voluntarios en su vecindario, como ayudar a los vecinos con el trabajo de jardinería, limpiar el parque del vecindario, etc. También aceptaremos horas para ayudar a los hermanos más pequeños con el trabajo escolar en línea y proyectos. No se aceptarán horas de servicio comunitario para tareas rutinarias o cuidado de niños realizado en su propio hogar.

4)    We want to hear from our scholars! How are you doing community service from home? Please share any ideas for virtual community service opportunities with us at middleschool@crosbyscholars.org, or highschool@crosbyscholars.org, or seniorprogram@crosbyscholars.org