• Safety Patrol

    Safety patrol is a service-oriented club open to 5th grade students at Magnolia Elementary. Students must apply and be selected to serve on safety patrol.  Information on applying for safety patrol for the 2020-2021 school year will be e-mailed to parents on Monday, 11/9.  The information will also be available to 5th grade students through Schoology.  The deadline to apply for safety patrol for the 2020-2021 academic year is Tuesday, 11/10.  Late applications will not be allowed.  Being selected for safety patrol is an honor and only students who display the leadership characteristics listed below will be selected. Students must also be in good academic standing with all of their teachers in order to be considered for safety patrol.  If you have any questions about safety patrol at Magnolia Elementary, please contact Lynette Summers at lynette.summers@trussvillecityschools.com.

    Safety Patrol Leadership Qualities are:

    • Works well with others
    • Considers the feelings of others
    • Expresses friendliness
    • Leads by example
    • Respectful, responsible, and safe

    Safety Patrol Vest

    You must wear your Safety Patrol vest while on duty.  If you wear a coat or jacket while on duty, your vest must be worn over it so it is visible.  If you forget your vest, you may borrow one from Mrs. Summers’ room. Students will not be allowed to serve without a vest. If you lose your vest, you are responsible for paying for the lost vest.

    Responsibilities of a Safety Patrol member:

    • Set a good example by observing the rules at all times.
    • Be on time to your assigned duty each and every day.
    • Be cooperative and courteous with teachers, parents, and other students.
    • Set a good example for other students. You will be held to a higher standard.
    • Wear your vest while on duty.

    Is there a way a student can be removed from safety patrol?

    All safety patrollers should portray the above character traits as well as follow guidelines that are reviewed during training. Patrollers not abiding by the guidelines may be removed from safety patrol by an administrator. Students will automatically be dismissed from safety patrol for the remainder of the term of service if they receive an office referral or bus infraction. Students who have excessive tardies or absences will also be removed from their position.

    Suspension from Safety Patrol:

    • Classroom grades that fall below a 70 or conduct below a G.
    • Office referral
    • Not following school rules or neglecting Safety Patrol duties.
    • Not notifying Mrs. Summers if you are late or absent from duty (you are allowed to miss 3 times).

    Termination from Safety Patrol:

    • Conduct below a G
    • 2 suspensions from Safety Patrol
    • Multiple office referrals

    What time should morning safety patrol report to duty?

    Car riders should report at 7:20. Car riders should be dropped off in the car line.  Bus riders should report for duty immediately upon arrival at school each morning.

    What time should afternoon safety patrol report to duty?

    Students should leave their classrooms right after afternoon announcements and go straight to duty.

    What time should my parent pick me up if I serve in the afternoon?

    Afternoon safety patrollers should be picked up at 3:15 through the carline (2:15 on Thursdays).

    What do I do if it rains?

    As long as it is not thundering and lightning, safety patrollers will serve in the rain. Please bring a rain jacket, an umbrella, and rain boots (if you have them) when you know it is going to rain. We have some rain ponchos at school but they are "one size fits all" and may not provide the best protection from the rain.

    What is the policy for late arrival and early dismissal due to weather?

    Safety patrollers WILL serve on late arrival days. Students should report to their posts 40 minutes before the school day is set to begin. If school is dismissed early due to weather, safety patrollers WILL NOT serve. Our goal is to get all students home as quickly as possible on early dismissal days. This does not include 2:00 dismissal on Thursdays. Students will serve as usual on Thursdays.

    What if I will be absent and cannot serve one day?

    If you know you will be absent ahead of time, please let Mrs. Summers or Mrs. Hook know in writing or via e-mail.

    What if I need to drop out of safety patrol?

    Students agreeing to serve on safety patrol assume a responsibility and a commitment that needs to be upheld for the entire rotation. If a circumstance arises where you are unable to fulfill your commitment, a note or e-mail written by a parent/guardian needs to be submitted to Mrs. Summers or Mrs. Hook.