Required Volunteer Orientation

Beginning April 4, 2022, visitors are welcome at our schools and facilities during school hours and after hours for special events. We encourage visitors to follow COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff.

Thank you for your interest in serving the CFBISD students and staff. We are happy to welcome visitors and volunteers on our campuses to build relationships and impact our schools. We look forward to making the connection.

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A large contributor to the success of our students and staff has been the support of the community and specifically those who volunteer their time and expertise. Volunteers provide the extra attention so desperately needed to support the high level of educational experiences enjoyed by our students.

Thank you for joining the CFBISD family and thank you for the life-changing investment you are making in tomorrow’s leaders.

To volunteer, attend class parties, chaperone field trips, and other events, please complete the required online background check.

Background checks are required each year to volunteer in CFBISD.

Steps to become a volunteer:

  1. View the required volunteer orientation video at the top of the page.
  2. Complete the required background check by following the instructions below.
  3. Contact the campus or campuses where you wish to volunteer to see how you can support CFBISD students and staff.

Background Check Instructions

Parents/Guardians can complete the background check now in ParentSquare

  1. Login to your ParentSquare Account
  2. Expand "Participate" on the navigation menu
  3. Select "Background Check" and complete application

Error messages may indicate that a data field is incomplete. Please thoroughly review all answers for best results.

Community members without a ParentSquare account

  1. Create a ParentSquare Account
    -Follow the prompts to create your account by providing your preferred email and cell number.

     “Account Confirmed” will appear on your screen
    -Once in your ParentSquare Account, click on “Participate” on the menu.
    A specific school must be selected from the dropdown school options to view "Participate"

  2. Expand "Participate" on the navigation menu
  3. Select "Background Check" and complete application

Background check verification will be sent to your email within two working days.

Helpful Tips:

  1. You must select a school from the dropdown options to view “Participate”

  2. The background check option is not available if a background check has been conducted this school year.

  3. The background check verification email will come from Parent Square.

  4. If the “submit” button will not activate at the end of the background check form, please verify that all fields are completed.

  5. The date of birth field MUST include the “/” (forward slash) between the month/date/year.

Issues with ParentSquare? Contact John Karstetter, 972-968-5646, karstetterj@cfbisd.edu.

All concerns regarding denied or delayed background checks should be directed to CFBISD Security Department, Amber Gardner, gardnera@cfbisd.edu.

Volunteer Contact:
Pam Pena
Community Relations Coordinator

ParentSquare Contact:
John Karstetter

Become a Mentor

Standard Response Protocol (SRP) for Texas School Safety

The standard response protocol training video provides volunteers and mentors guidelines and processes to respond to an emergency, should an incident occur on campus while present. Please note that this is an informational training only, and volunteers should follow the instructions of campus administrators and emergency responders in the event of a critical incident. This information is for the benefit and responsibility of our volunteers to ensure understanding of the information provided. For questions and clarification, please reach out to the CFBISD Emergency Management Coordinator, Amber Gardner, at gardnera@cfbisd.edu or call 972-968-6421