"Public Schools of Edison Township"
Public Schools of Edison Township School Supervision Plan 2010-2011 Menlo Park School 155 Monroe Avenue Edison, NJ 08820 September 2010 File:\2010\school_supv_pla PARENT NOTIFICATION By April, the Township of Edison Board of Education adopts the school calendar for the next school year and distributes it to each student to bring home. This calendar clearly states scheduled school closings and early dismissals for the next school year. The Township of Edison Public Schools will post the school year calendar on the district’s Website: www.edisonpublicschools.org. In addition, each residential household receives a district/township calendar of events in late August. These calendars clearly state scheduled school closings and early dismissals. Schools shall distribute information pertaining to student safety, including arrival and dismissal procedures to each student to bring home in the fall of every school year. High schools shall obtain and verify with parents/guardians permission for students to be on an early release schedule. Schools will distribute or post on the district web-site a school calendar of scheduled school closings and early dismissals. In addition to the monthly calendar, schools will utilize Connect-Ed to send notices for scheduled half days and school closings. The Township of Edison Public Schools has daily access to ESN network, Channel 118 on the local cable station. All emergency information including but not limited to early dismissal, delayed openings, and school closings is posted on Channel 118. The Township of Edison Public Schools will utilize local radio stations (NJ 101.5, WCTC 1450 AM, WNJO 94.5) to announce all emergency information including but not limited to delayed openings, school closings and early dismissals. In the case of an emergency early dismissal or closing, the Connect Ed telephone relay system will be used to contact the parents/guardians of every student to inform them of the need for an emergency early dismissal or school closing and to make sure students will be supervised at the time of the dismissal. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE The School Supervision Plan presents the building-level guidelines for student arrival and dismissal. As stated in BOE policy 5142 Pupil Safety, Each teacher must maintain a standard of care for supervision, control and protection of students commensurate with his/her duties and responsibilities. Each teacher must provide proper instruction in the safety matters presented in the assigned curriculum guide and keep an accurate record of the presentation for each student in the instructor’s record book. Each teacher must enforce the rules established for student activity in high risk areas. This plan provides information that is needed by teachers and parents as students arrive at, and are dismissed from school to ensure the safety of students. It is essential that each school employee has knowledge of and access to the plan at all times before, during, and after school. Any questions or concerns regarding this plan should be directed to the principal. DISTRIBUTION The school-based Supervision Plan will be distributed to the following (beyond those distributed within the building): Superintendent of Schools Director of Safety Director of Curriculum Director of Transportation Arrival Supervision 1. AM drop-off lane: 2-3 staff members will report to the drop-off lane at 8:45 and remain until 8:55. Staff members will spread out along the drop-off route. Back doors are closed at 8:55. 2. Bus duty staff (teachers and paras) will report to the front of the building at 8:45 and assist patrols in unloading the buses until 8:55. Students will walk to their grade level lines; unless the weather is inclement, and will be supervised by several grade level teachers. In case of bad weather, students will enter the building and line up by the classroom doors. Front doors are secured after all buses arrive. 3. The bus drivers will check the bus to be sure that all students have exited. 4. All homeroom teachers are in the classroom at 8:55 to supervise the orderly entrance of students as they unpack and prepare for homeroom. Teachers take student attendance and lunch orders at 9:00. Attendance and lunch sheets are sent to the main office. 5. All visitors to the building must ring the security bell, report to the main office, sign-in, and wear a visitor’s badge. Lunch/Recess Supervision 1. Students are supervised, by class, by a lunch aide. The aide assists students as they eat and play outside. 2. Lunch rules: Children who wish to purchase hot lunches will WALK to the area, get lunches and return to the rooms as quickly as possible. All papers, milk containers, etc. should be put in the garbage barrel. Children may leave their seats to participate in games. However, there must be no running in the classroom. No balls should be used in the classroom. No articles of any type should be thrown. A child, with a buddy, may go to the lavatory only in case of an emergency, and they must return to their room as quickly as possible. (Buddies are not necessary for grades 3-5.) When children go outside, they must remain with their aide in the designated area. No footballs or baseballs or any objects used for throwing can be used on the playground. Physical Education equipment must not be taken out at lunch time. 3. Aides will be expected to remain with the children for whom they are responsible at all times, circulating among them and dealing with incidents before they become difficult problems. 4. While children are on the playground, the aides are assigned specific locations on the playground in order to provide adequate supervision. Pushing, shoving or any other rowdy behavior is not allowed. Children are not permitted outside the designated playground area, and are to be allowed into the building only in cases of emergency. 5. If a child is injured, no matter how slight it may appear, he/she should be sent, accompanied by the aide or another student, to the nurse’s office and the supervising teacher or principal should be notified. 6. If the weather is inclement, children will remain in class for playtime. Dismissal Supervision 1. Custodian will put safety horses across parking lot entrance at 2:30 pm. 2. Students dismissed as walkers will leave the building via their grade level door and meet parents at their grade level line. 3. Bus duty teachers will report to the front of the building at 3:25. The principal or safety patrol advisor will oversee bus dismissal. Buses are announced 3 at a time. Students use the main, front doors to exit the building and board the buses. 4. Bus duty teachers will check to make sure that kindergarten students are on the buses. 5. After care students are dismissed to the multi-purpose room. Attendance is taken by the after care workers. 6. Students will be allowed to board the bus only if the bus driver is on the bus. 7. All homeroom teachers are on duty in the classroom until 3:45 pm. Teachers supervise the orderly exit of students from the classroom, through the halls and out of the building. 8. After all the buses have left the parking lot, all doors are closed and locked. 9. The custodian removes the traffic horses. 10. Any student who is in need of special consideration is accompanied to the main office. Emergency Plan In event of a school closing, early dismissal or delayed opening, parents will be notified via the Connect Ed calling system. Changes to the school schedule will be posted on the district website: www.edisonpublicschools.org and information is also available on Channel 118, NJ 101.5 FM, WCTC 1450 AM, WNJO 94.5 FM, FOX - Channel 5, WNBC - Channel 4, NNWS 12 NJ – Channel 12. Temporary health issues or parent custody issues: Arrival/dismissal procedures for children with special circumstances will be determined with parent input by the school principal. Other adults picking up students: The office and teacher require written notification if someone other than the parent/guardian will be picking up the child. File:\2010\school_supv_plan