SMMCS recognizes the value of a student safety patrol as an essential part of the school program to instruct the students of this school in good safety habits, facilitate in morning arrival and afternoon dismissal and to provide opportunities for leadership training.
All students in grades 4th thru 8th, will be eligible to apply for service on the safety patrol; selection among them will be made on consideration of qualities of:
- responsibility and good citizenship
- leadership capacity
Members of the school safety patrol may be assigned to control and direct student traffic in the school buildings and on the school grounds at the Ferguson Street and Houston Avenue entrances.
No safety patrol member shall ever be permitted to direct or place himself/herself in the path of vehicular traffic.
A faculty member shall be assigned as supervisor to the school safety patrol whose job it shall be to:
- receive and screen all applications for membership;
- select safety patrol members;
- instruct safety patrol members in their duties and responsibilities;
- where necessary and for good cause, remove a member from the safety patrol.
The safety patrol will be responsible for opening doors and receiving students in the morning before school and dismissing students to their cars in the afternoons. Students on the morning patrol must arrive at school by 7:30AM, and students on the afternoon patrol will be dismissed from class at 3:00PM and will be on duty until 3:30PM on regular dismissal days and 20 minutes after dismissal on early release days. Students who are not able to be at their assigned post must report to the supervisor no later than 7:00AM the day of the absence. Habitual tardiness or absences will result in dismissal from safety patrol.
No student will be allowed to participate in safety patrol without parental permission.
Safety patrol will be supervised by a staff member at all times.
ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO OBEY THE SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BY SAFTEY PATROL MEMBERS
Students on the safety patrol are responsible for instructing arriving and departing students in appropriate behavior. Any student disregarding a warning from a safety patrol member will be referred to a supervising teacher for disciplinary action.
Safety Patrol is under the guidance of Mr. Tom Walsh, firstname.lastname@example.org