St. Bernadette School
80 University Blvd East
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Tel: (301) 593-5611
Fax: (301) 593-9042
The Family Service Plan does include 2 two-hour sessions of lunch/playground duty. Parents who choose not to fulfill their playground duties must opt out by August 1 and will be assessed a fee of $75.00.
In accordance with the Archdiocese of Washington Child Protection Policy, all school volunteers who have substantial contact with children must submit to a Criminal Background check (including fingerprinting) and attend a training session (see the Child Protection pages of this website for more information). This includes lunch/playground duty.
Lunch /Playground Volunteer Duty Guidelines
Thank you for supporting our faculty and staff with the supervision of our students during lunch and recess. Parents are to go straight outside for playground duty.
- Children should go left to right on the monkey bars.
- No ball tag is allowed and the CYO shed is off-limits.
- All children on swings should face the field.
- When playing tag, children should tap their friend, no pulling on clothing or body parts.
- Area under pine trees off limits.
- Stump toward parking lot area is the boundary line for the playground.
- No one should sit on the top of the monkey bars.
- Students should not be eating outside on the play yard.
- Students may not jump off the swings or swing side to side, or spin, or twist.
- Students should slide in the feet first manner and climb up by the ladder, not the slide.
- Students should not do flips or hang upside down without their hands on any of the equipment.
- Football must be flag, with no two hand touch. Flags cannot be tied together so they stay on.
- In all games, students should wait their turn, stand in lines and be courteous to one another.
- Where possible, teachers may want to consider that team should be chosen and rules decided in the classroom before recess. Supervisors should always reserve the right to create and assign teams and to limit the number on a team or the range of ages on a team.
- We have a ‘0” tolerance for bullying. Students may not use name-calling, bad language, threats or any other form of bullying to control another student. Student should report and supervisors should discuss these issues with the children. Manners tickets may be used in these situations, too.
Please see the lunch policy page for more information on lunch and recess guidelines.
Again thank you for your support. Together we can ensure that all of our students have an orderly and relaxing lunch/recess period.