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Committed to your child's academic and spiritual growth.

You're part of the Eden family.

 

We value you and want you to connect with the school and with each other.

At Eden, we encourage families to play an active role in everything that is happening at the school. Parents say they love the strong sense of community and family—in fact, they tell us it's an important part of what makes Eden special and one of the reasons we stand out from other schools.

 
Here are a just few places you can begin to connect
 

VOLUNTEERING AT EDEN


Volunteering is a vital part of our strong partnership with parents and the Eden community! We are grateful for and encourage volunteer participation that aligns with safety and security for students and staff. 
Policy Overview:
Volunteers are integral to the success of Eden Christian Academy. We deeply respect and encourage the many efforts of our exceptional volunteers who give so willingly of their time to the students and staff! Eden encourages and promotes school volunteering in order to expand and enhance partnership with our parents and community involvement within our school while maintaining safety and security for students and staff.  
Under Act 15 of 2015, which amends the provisions of the PA Child Protective Services Law, certain clearances are required for ALL volunteers that provide care, supervision, guidance or control of a child or children. In compliance with the law, any Eden volunteer in this capacity must provide all required clearances along with the signed Volunteer Registration Form prior to the first day that volunteer services are provided. 
 

View the entire EDEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY VOLUNTEER POLICY for the policy details, who needs clearances, and what clearances are required
 

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:
Volunteer Clearance Instructions & Links how to obtain required clearances
Eden Christian Academy Registration Form

Following are the instructions and links to obtain the required volunteer clearances to be submitted prior to volunteering at the school. Hard copy volunteer clearances must be submitted in a sealed envelope along with Eden's Volunteer Registration Form to the Volunteer Coordinator at one of your children's campuses OR clearances and Eden's Volunteer Registration Form can be emailed to volunteerclearances@edenca.org.  

If you have been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years, you are required to submit each of the following:

  1. Pennsylvania State Police Clearance (free for Volunteers)
    Apply online at https://epatch.state.pa.us/   Click “New Record Check” Button (Volunteers Only).
    NOTE: The “Record Check Status Detail” is NOT the actual clearance. Applicants must click on the words “Certification Form” in the middle of the screen in order to view and print the actual clearance certificate. The actual Criminal Record Check clearance should have the seal as a watermark on this form.

  2. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (free for Volunteers)
    Apply online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home. You will need to create an individual account. Once you obtain your login ID and password, go to “Individual Login”, select “Access My Clearances”, read the 'Learn More' page and at the bottom of the page, click “Continue”.  Go to “Create Clearance Application” and scroll down to "Begin".  Indicate “Volunteer Having Contact with Children” as your purpose of certification.  Complete the application.

  3. Signed “Volunteer Clearance Exception” statement
    Print from website and sign:
    https://www.dhs.pa.gov/KeepKidsSafe/Resources/Documents/Disclosure%20Statement%20for%20Volunteers.pdf

  4. Signed Eden Volunteer Registration Form
    Print from website and sign:
    https://www.edenchristianacademy.org/editoruploads/files/Current%20Families/Volunteer%20Policy%20%26%20Registration%20Form/Volunteer_Registration_Form_2019-20.pdf

If you have NOT been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years, you are required to submit each of the following:

  1. Pennsylvania State Police Clearance (free for Volunteers)
    Apply online at https://epatch.state.pa.us/   Click “New Record Check” Button (Volunteers Only).
    NOTE: The “Record Check Status Detail” is NOT the actual clearance. Applicants must click on the words “Certification Form” in the middle of the screen in order to view and print the actual clearance certificate. The actual Criminal Record Check clearance should have the seal as a watermark on this form.

  2. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (free for Volunteers)
    Apply online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home. You will need to create an individual account. Once you obtain your login ID and password, go to “Individual Login”, select “Access My Clearances”, read the 'Learn More' page and at the bottom of the page, click “Continue”.  Go to “Create Clearance Application” and scroll down to "Begin".  Indicate “Volunteer Having Contact with Children” as your purpose of certification.  Complete the application.

  3. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Clearance ($22.60 – volunteer responsible for this cost)
    If a volunteer has not been a resident of Pennsylvania for the previous 10 years, but obtained their FBI certification at any time since establishing residency, they may provide a copy of the certification and are not required to obtain any additional FBI certification. If they have not already obtained a FBI clearance then they should follow the instructions below:

4.  Signed Eden Volunteer Registration Form


Print from website and sign:
https://www.edenchristianacademy.org/editoruploads/files/Current%20Families/Volunteer%20Policy%20%26%20Registration%20Form/Volunteer_Registration_Form_2019-20.pdf

Berkeley Hills Campus
Joyce Ricci
jricci@edenca.org
412-364-8055
 
Wexford Campus
Kathy Chopp
kchopp@edenca.org
724-935-9301
Mount Nebo Campus
Christine Kaniecki
ckaniecki@edenca.org
412-741-2825

Click for step-by-step instructions How To Log Volunteer Hours

PRAYER GROUPS

Join with other moms to pray for your children and the school.
  • Join the 2021-2022 Berkeley Hills Moms in Prayer group on Mondays at 10:00 am in the Berkeley Hills Conference Room for a powerful hour of prayer. For more information, please contact Pam Gauntner or Gianne Braafhart at momsinprayerbh@gmail.com.
Group meets every Friday morning, 8:00-9:00 am, Mt. Nebo Campus
No meetings on days when the Eden has a snow delay or is not in session
Contact Sarah Manges at sbmanges@gmail.com for more information
  • Wexford Moms in Prayer meets every Friday, 8:30 - 9:30 am when school is in session.
  • Contact Rebekah Shriver at shriver01@msn.com with any questions or prayer requests.

 

 
 
Board of Directors

Jeff Queen, Chair
Don Balla, Vice Chair
Jeff Gronbeck, Secretary
Steven Bushee
Aubrey Hiskey
Amy Madia

 

 

The link to board meeting minutes is provided to parents and staff in weekly updates.