If you are going to be absent it is your responsibility to arrange a substitute. A list of patrollers is found in the Safety Patrol equipment area.
Report for duty on time. Patrollers may be dismissed from their classrooms five minutes before the end of school to be in place for school dismissal.
Put on a Safety Patrol vest. (Parent Pick-up may wear rain ponchos). If your position requires a sign or other equipment, take equipment with you when you go.
When your duty is over, you may be dismissed. If you are a bus rider, you may leave your position when your bus arrives. Return equipment neatly to the equipment area when your job is finished.
Dos and Don’ts
- Do keep a smile on your face! Have a good attitude, have fun!
- Do go to your post quickly.
- Don’t visit with friends while on duty.
- Don’t hang-out with friends by the equipment storage area – you block the walkway and interfere with people trying to get through.
- Be respectful of staff members in the equipment storage area; this is also the entrance to the staff room.
If you are working the bus line
- Wear a vest.
- Actively patrol your bus line, keeping students in a straight, orderly, and quiet line.
- Get to know your bus riders. The younger students especially love it when you know their names!
- Once the bus line starts toward the bus, smile and wish students a good day.
If you are a Patrol Captain
- Wear a vest.
- Be in charge of the schedule. Make sure all positions are accounted for and are on time.
- If a patrol member does not show up, you may be needed to fill-in for that patrol member (however, this should not happen).
- At the end of the shift, make sure all vests, cones, bus signs, clipboards, and other equipment are put away neatly.
Your safety is of paramount importance! You cannot help others if you are hurt or injured. Please follow all school and patrol rules and expectations.
If an injury collision or other emergency occurs while you are on duty, you should Stay at your post! A messenger should be sent to the office to report the location, nature, and seriousness of the event.
Keep students in your bus line or at parent pick-up at a safe distance from the event. Pay attention to details such as who is present, what kinds of cars (if any) were involved, and license plate numbers.
If you see other students acting in an unsafe or disrespectful way, please kindly remind them of the expectation. It is not your place to discipline students. However, the Safety Patrol Advisor has your back. If other students refuse to follow your directions, act disrespectfully, or unsafely, please let the Safety Patrol Advisor know immediately. They are happy to handle these situations
If you ever see community members (adults or students not from our school) acting in an unsafe or disrespectful manner, or if you ever just feel unsafe while on patrol, please let the Safety Patrol Advisor know immediately. Again, your safety comes first.