All principals and assistant principals
Supervision of Students on School Grounds
As the mornings grow cooler, school leaders are encouraged to open their building a few minutes prior to the morning bell to allow students a safe and warm place to start their day. As a reminder, school leaders are responsible for ensuring basic supervision of students on school grounds, for a reasonable period of time before school opening and after school dismissal. Please follow these parameters:
- Morning supervision should be provided at least 15 minutes before the school’s official start/entry time. Schools with adequate personnel should provide supervision 30 minutes before start time.
- Afternoon supervision is to be provided for no less than 15 minutes after the school’s end/dismissal. Principals are encouraged to provide additional supervision time when feasible.
- A basic level of supervision is one that allows school personnel to identify potentially dangerous situations and take action to address them.
- In heavy rain, at or below freezing temperature or wind chill, or other hazardous weather conditions, principals should provide supervision inside the building during the specified time periods.