Safety Patrol

Safety Patrol Badge

Wallace A. Smith Safety Patrol

  Being models for positive behavior in our school!

Patrol Member Information

The Safety Patrol is a select group Fourth and Fifth Grade students that are committed to providing a safe school environment for all students at Wallace A. Smith Elementary School.  A Safety Patrol member should be responsible, respectful, cooperative, and helpful. They should always model good behavior.

Role of the School Safety Patrol

Duties may include:

     Protect students from hazards of crossing roads and highways on their way to and from school. Assist bus drivers in safely transporting students to and from school. Teach fellow students about traffic safety. Serve in other leadership roles under the direction of school officials.

  • Hallway monitoring- making sure students are not running, playing, or talking loudly
  • Assisting students as they exit and loading of cars safely during arrival time
  • Helping students get to class or designated areas without running
  • Assisting students/teachers/staff that need help carrying items into the building, Working cooperatively with adults in assigned areas
  • Helping teachers with breakfast duty in mornings
  • Holding, and opening doors where needed
  • Helping teachers in designated dismissal or morning duty areas
  • Make sure students are staying on the sidewalks, no running
  • Compliment students observed following safety rules
  • Remind students of safety rules when appropriate
  • Report for duty on time with proper equipment
  • Know and follow all building and bus rules/regulations as a role model to others
  • Report to Patrol sponsor, administrators, and staff members assigned


Members of the Safety Patrol must maintain an 80 average or above in all subject areas and NEVER be referred to the office for disciplinary actions. Slipping grades and discipline referrals could result in dismissal from safety patrol. If the homeroom teacher feels that that student is having too many behavior warnings or not turning in work, will result in dismissal from the safety patrol. Not performing patrol duties below will result in dismissal.

School Safety Patrol members:

  • Complete training in traffic safety.
  • Protect students from hazards of crossing roads and highways on their way to and from school.
  • Assist bus drivers in safely transporting students to and from school.
  • Teach fellow students about traffic safety. Serve in other leadership roles under the direction of school officials.

Patrol Member Pledge

I promise to do my best to:

  • Report for duty on time.
  • Perform my duties faithfully.
  • Strive to prevent crashes and always set a good example.
  • Obey my teachers and officers of the patrol.
  • Report dangerous student practices.

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