Have you ever seen someone standing on a street corner with a neon belt or poncho? If so, you have seen a safety or mini-patroller. Fourth grade, fifth grade, and six grade students all have the opportunity to be a mini-patroller or safety.
The safety patrol is split into two sections depending on where you live. If you are a safety patroller and live closer to Haviland you would be assigned a post on the Haviland side. Safeties and minis on the Haviland side start post at 7:45 am. Once they are done post, they walk to Mansion with the walking shuttle. All Haviland safety patrollers don’t have to report to their post after school. If you live closer to Mansion and you are a safety patroller, you will have a post on the Mansion side. Mansion safety patrollers start post at 8:10 am. After school they also have post to either 3:10 pm or 3:15 pm.
All fourth graders are allowed to sign up to be a mini-patroller. As a mini-patroller, the student has post for one to two days a week in the morning. Towards the end of the school year, the mini-patrollers must come every morning of the school week in order to prepare for the following year.
Fifth graders are also allowed to be safeties. Safeties have post every day of the school week. A reward that the fifth grade safeties get is hot chocolate. Every other friday in the winter the safety patrollers get to have hot chocolate and snacks. Another reward the fifth graders get is a trip roller skating. For a whole day all fifth grade safeties get to go roller skating . Being a safety teaches responsibility and has many fun benefits.
Sixth graders are allowed to be safety patrollers as well. Also like fifth graders, sixth graders have post every day of the school week. The sixth graders get hot chocolate, too. Intertwining with the Fridays the fifth graders get hot chocolate the sixth graders get hot chocolate and snacks. In addition to the hot chocolate, the sixth graders go to Washington, D.C. for two days. In Washington, D.C. students to get have fun and visit historical places.
As you can see, being on Safety Patrol has many rewards and helps the school and students at the same time. Being a part of Safety Patrol allows students to practice their ROAR expectations while helping others in the school community.