“Rotating Helper” is a parent, guardian, or other adult family member who assists the religious education program on a rotating basis.
Beginning in 2020-2021, one adult from each family will be expected to assist with one program, either as a “Rotating Helper” (much like Pathfinders had helpers sign up in the 2019-2020 year) or as a committed volunteer (catechist/teacher, aide, hall monitor, etc), for those families with one or more children in Grades 1-8. This replaces the expectation that one adult attend regularly with a child in the younger grades. Rotating helpers, who assist once every two or three classes, may lead activity or service project stations, run ice-breaker games, assist with set up or clean up of class sessions, and other similar roles. Rotating helpers would participate at the same time as their child(ren). We envision that most rotating helpers would be assisting with a program their child is attending, but an adult is free to be a Rotating Helper in any session while their child is in attendance.
It is our hope that this Rotating Helper model will better engage the adults who are present and assisting in the religious education program.
We welcome your feedback as this model is tried during the 2020-2021 religious education year.