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Welcome to School Patrols!

School Safety patrols is a very important job here at Diamond Path and throughout the state. They provide a service for the school and the community. To make a good patrol, your son or daughter will need to be punctual, caring, and trustworthy. An application went home with your student today and is due on Monday, September 10th if they are interested in one of the following three positions:

Crossing guard patrols are stationed at the crosswalks on the corners of Dominica and 147th Street and 144th street. They enable walkers to get to school and home again safely and are on duty from 8:55 A.M. until 9:10 A.M. in the morning. In the afternoon, they are on duty from 3:40 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. They work in teams of two students. Students will on a rotating schedule with other teams. A schedule will go out the first few weeks of school and will be posted on the 5th grade website.

Door patrols are asked to be at school at 9:00 am to monitor the students waiting for the first bell. They are responsible for assisting the patrol advisors in keeping the kids in line waiting patiently and opening the doors when the first bell rings. They may be asked to then assist with keeping students off the grass and walking on the sidewalks as they depart the busses.

**Our bus drivers will be assigning bus patrol positions (bus patrols can and are encouraged to sign-up for one of the Safety Patrol positions listed above as well.)

The bus patrols “assist” the driver with his or her efforts to maintain control on the bus and may also be called upon to flag so children are able to cross the street at their bus stops. They are in no way responsible for disciplining other students. It is the driver’s responsibility, not that of the students. Patrols should never try to overstep their job responsibilities. When they do, they have a tendency to intimidate the younger students, and that is not what being a patrol is about. They should act as a liaison and a helper. They are looked up to by many of the younger students, so they need to act as a good role model and reflect our school in a positive way to the community. All of our patrols will be rewarded with a night at Skateville for their leadership efforts!

Please complete and sign the application indicating you understand your child’s role in the position they were placed and giving permission for them to participate in this leadership opportunity. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding patrols.

Mrs. Balistreri and Mr. Berling

School Patrol Advisors