ALL volunteers must be fingerprinted in order to be on campus with children. See the Archdiocese of Los Angeles's Fingerprinting website for ongoing fingerprinting opportunities sponsored in our region or instructions for completing the fingerprinting through a third party vendor. 

Morning Drop Off Procedures

Field Trip Drivers

During the course of the year classes have the opportunity to take field trips to enrich their learning experience.  Field trips require adult supervision, as prescribed by Archdiocesan policy.  School parent volunteers are encouraged to accompany classes on field trips to assist with supervision of students. Adults who drive must be at least 25 years old with proof of a valid license, fingerprints, and current insurance information on file in the school office. Please contact the school office to complete the Volunteer Driver Form and to submit proof of insurance and copy of a valid driver's license. 

VIRTUS Protecting God's Children Program

ALL volunteers are asked to attend a training session designed to help adults that interact with children aware of how to protect children. Our Protecting God’s Children program for adults is a three-hour live awareness session instructing adults of the Church that to protect children you must have continuous awareness and vigilance. This awareness session makes trainees understand the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five empowerment steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse. This mandatory policy is part of the Safe Environment Training program managed by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Please see our school calendar or church bulletin for dates and times of available training sessions.

Second Step Bullying Prevention Program

Our bullying prevention program uses a multilevel approach to teach friendship skills and reduce bullying on a school-wide level.  The program's dual focus on bullying and friendship is based on research showing that friendship protects children from the harmful effects of bullying.  Students learn a variety of friendship skills, including strategies for making and keeping friends, and steps for joining a group activity. Second Step also teaches children skills for coping with bullying, including recognizing bullying, using assertive behaviors to refuse bullying, and reporting bullying to adults.  Steps to Respect is taught in grades K-8.

Contact Information

  • 530 Hot Springs Road
    Santa Barbara, California 93108
  • (805) 969 5965


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