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Playground Procedure and Policy

Playground Supervision 
  • Supervisors must be able to see all students at all times. 
  • Supervisors must circulate through the playground area. 
  • Supervisors must periodically check students using equipment. 
  • A minimum of 2 adults must be present when any group of students is on break. Supervisors should be on opposite ends of the play area. 
  • Keep gates closed at all times. 
  • Students are never to be unattended while on school property. 
  • An incident report must be filled out when an injury occurs and the appropriate classroom teacher notified. 
  • All students are expected to follow the Playground Rules listed below.
Playground Rules (Students) 
  • Use equipment properly (i.e. no twisting swings) 
  • Always watch for younger students. 
  • No physical violence or threats. 
  • Share equipment and play space. 
  • Never leave the play area without adult permission. 
  • Look for an adult to help solve problems and follow their directions. 
  • Use the designated path between the playground and the school building.
Appropriate Playground Discipline 
If inappropriate behavior occurs (e.g. physical aggression, taunting/harassing of another student, disrespect to an adult, and so on), the following steps should be followed: 
  • Student is asked to begin a time-out period not to exceed 5 minutes. 
  • After this cooling off period, adult approaches the student for a discussion of inappropriate behavior, and a more appropriate behavior choice. Time out is then completed. 
  • Repeated incidents should be referred to the Director.