Child Abuse and Neglect Training for Chaperones

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Thank you for volunteering to chaperone a Piney Branch Elementary School Field Trip. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) values the volunteers who work to enrich our students’ experiences. As a community, we all are mindful of our shared responsibility to create safe, nurturing environments for our students. MCPS has developed a training for all volunteers in the district to learn about recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect. This online training takes about 30 minutes to complete and can be accessed through the MCPS website at by searching volunteer training.

Volunteers information: 


While we encourage all community members to engage in this important, informative training, currently we only require individuals who regularly support schools to complete the Child Abuse and Neglect training. As a field trip volunteer, you are required to take this training. Once you have completed your training, you will receive an email confirmation. Please forward the email to our Administrative Secretary, Ms. Welch, or print a copy of the confirmation and send it to the office. We have a database of all trained volunteers.

 Answers to frequently asked questions are posted on the MCPS Child Abuse and Neglect webpage at . We are grateful for your commitment and partnership to ensure the safety of our students.

If a field trip takes place outside of school hours, chaperones on these field trips will be required to get fingerprinted by MCPS. Please view the following instructions on how to get fingerprinted: