A Patrol Member Should Never Stop Cars
Only Police officers and adult Crossing Guards have the authority to stop vehicles. The law does not give a School Safety Patrol member that right. A Patrol member directs or controls students at street crossings.
Before you let students cross, make sure cars are far enough away and not traveling too fast. It takes a long distance for a car to stop.
-The driver must see people crossing.
-The driver must decide to stop.
-The driver must get his/her foot on the brake.
-The brake must take hold.
-The vehicle momentum must be reduced until the car is finally stopped.
These Actions Take Time and Distance!
Your classmates must have enough time to cross safely. The school depends on you to help protect students, especially younger ones.
General Information for ALL Patrol Members
Enter through Front Doors in the mornings. You must report to duty on time. You DO NOT leave your post early. Get your own sub. You must fill out a sub form. Help out and fill in when you are asked.
- Before School: 8:50 am - 9:10 am
- Kindergarten Dismissal: 11:35 am - 11:55 am
- After School: 3:35 pm - 4:00 pm
a. Must wear all equipment properly at all times. Belts are worn over the shoulders and outside jackets.
b. Must take care of equipment- School Property. Report any damages to be fixed or replaced.
c. WEAR A WATCH WHILE ON DUTY!!!!!
3. On the Job
A good Safety Patrol is always on the job. Make your school and school mates proud of the way you appear and the way you act on the street. Wear your belt with PRIDE! Be polite. You are a leader. Others will try to act like you.
a. Help students across the street. You do not direct traffic. (Watch out for traffic)
b. Report Behavior Do Not Act On It!!!!! Write up a Violation Report
c. Act, Look & Be Alert
a. Learn the Patrol Pledge.
b. Various other people will be checking on you. (Neighbors, Parents, Teachers & Community people)
c. Various outings & activities throughout the year.
d. Once you join the Monticello School Safety Patrol recommend and encourage you to work hard to stay on patrol the whole year. “Finish what you start.” But if a situation arises and a patrol member needs to terminate their position, I will need a parent note and a week’s notice.
Reminders For Good Patrol Operation
Patrol members should keep in mind the following behaviors. Patrol members who follow them, will be able to do an outstanding job throughout the school year.
- Look, act and be alert.
- Report for duty on time.
- Always set a good example for others.
- Know and practice safe walking rules.
- Never stop cars.
- Perform your patrol duties faithfully.
- Be neat and clean while on duty.
- Be dependable and trustworthy.
- Be courteous and polite at all times. Treat others as you would like to be treated.
- Wear your belt and badge proudly.
- Remind students of safe walking rules without being bossy.
- Give the correct signals to students.
- Obey the Patrol and school rules while on duty.