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  • Volunteers: Fingerprinting and Background Check Information

    Hello Parents,


    It is mandatory for all Volunteers, Field trip Chaperones, Mentors, Interns and Tutors to get fingerprinted by PGCPS and MUST take the online Safety Training program*.  This video series will train you on school related issues.  These assigned courses must be completed before you can volunteer or participate in school field trips, the online Safety Training must be done yearly

    To take the online courses please go to the following link:

    The courses are offered in English and Spanish

    If you do not have access to a computer, please contact Mrs. Caballero at 301-513-5900.  Thank you!

    Once the courses are completed, please bring a copy of the certificate of completion to the main office.

    *If you already completed the fingerprint process and received your receipt, you still must take the online Safety Training program.


    Undergo a fingerprint check - at least 14 days in advance of volunteer activity

    Undergo a Child Protective Services (CPS) clearance - at least 14 days in advance of volunteer activity

    Complete required training modules - prior to engaging in volunteer activity.


    As you know, the safety of our students is our top priority.  We certainly enjoying having you volunteer in our classroom and join us on our exciting field trips.  Due to a recent change in administrative procedures within the county, any adult that would like to volunteer MUST go get a fingerprint clearance at the Sasscer Administration Building.  You must bring the yellow sheet back to the main office at least 14 days prior to the field trip.

    There is a fee for the fingerprint clearance, but if your child receives free or reduced lunch, this fee can be waived. In order for the fee to be waived you must take the letter that was mailed in a blue envelope with you when you go to the fingerprint office. If you have misplaced the letter you may obtain a new one at the Food & Nutrition Office Building. We have listed the prices, addresses, and telephone number for your convenience.  There is no appointment necessary.  You must take a government issued ID with you.  

    Background Check Information

    Cost of Fingerprint Background Check $56.57

    The Fingerprint Office accepts payment in the form of cash, money order, Debit/Visa/MasterCard. 


    Sasscer Administration Building
    14201 School Lane, Room 128
    Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772 

    Telephone: 301.952.7831

    Hours of Operation
    8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

    If you need a new letter for lunch you must go before going to the Fingerprinting Office:

    Food & Nutrition Services

    13300 Old Marlboro Pike T-1
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20772