Public Schools of Edison Township
School Supervision Plan
Menlo Park School
155 Monroe Avenue
Edison, NJ 08820
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
9. The custodian removes the traffic horses.
10. Any student who is in need of special consideration is accompanied to
the main office.
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.