In an effort to continue to problem-solve the issue of noon supervision, we have had several parents come forward and suggest they may be willing to offer their time to give us added supervision. This offer is hugely appreciated! We are asking that anyone who would be willing to do noon supervision contact the school; we would love to get enough people to be able to offer lunch time supervision to our town students again. Community supervisors MUST meet the two following requirements:
1. You must have an up-to-date criminal record check. Criminal record checks expire every five years, so if you have submitted one to the school before, but are unsure of the expiry, please ask us and we can let you know.
2. You must be willing to commit to an entire year of consistent supervision on your supervision day. If you cannot work your supervision day, you MUST switch with someone in order to maintain proper supervision for the students. If you are unsure if you can commit to at least one day a week for the entire school year, please do not put yourself forward as a supervisor. This is very important; if we lose any supervisors part-way through the year, it will affect whether town students can eat at school. Consistency is very important. While we are on a six day cycle, we could get by with five people - one for each day of the week.
Despite the possibility of adding extra lunch supervisors, we still expect town students should not arrive at the school in the morning until 8:35 a.m. at the earliest. In addition, please DO NOT start sending your town students for lunch until we have communicated that we have all the proper supervision in place. We also ask that the community understand that this will only happen if we get enough people willing to come in and help us.
We can all agree that proper supervision of all students is an absolute must, particularly after the terrible tragedy that occurred at a Saskatoon school this week. We thank you all for your co-operation as we continue to keep our students safe.
The Staff of James Hamblin School