Pope John Paul II School Y ard Safety 2012. Staying Safe In The Spring and Summer. 1. 3. 2. Safety in the Playground. Safety To and From school . Sun Safety. Safety In The Playground. Yard Play Reminders • Bouncing (not kicking ) balls off the back of the gym wall is permitted
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Safety in the Playground
Safety To and From school
Yard Play Reminders
• Bouncing (not kicking ) balls off the back of the gym wall is permitted
• Skipping ropes and other stationary games are on the blacktop away from the kindergarten area
• Field games like soccer, football, chase/tag, manhunt etc. are only allowed on the grass field area
• Hands off rule/no rough play for all games!! Boundaries remain the same for divisions
• Kindergarten coned play area is only for Kindergarteners and their student helpers
• Please do not swing on the trunks of the trees/pull branches, swing on the gate, etc.
• No food, drinks or gum on the yard
gloves, tennis balls, skipping ropes,
soccer balls, basketballs, etc. to play
Staff are outside to help students and keep them safe. Supervisors circulate around the yard with orange vests, and have designated areas for duty. Ask supervisors for passes and go to them for help and advice. Supervisors may deem certain areas or games “off limits” for a time due to safety reasons. They need your cooperation.
We prefer these not to come to school, however they may be considered a legitimate mode of transportation and are not banned unless they prove unsafe to the user.
• Helmets, wrist and knees guards should be worn
• May not be used on school property at any time
• May be stored in the classroom but not on coat racks or in hallways
• The school is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items
It is a good idea to wear sunscreen on your face every day (even in the winter!) but it is especially important to wear sunscreen on your arms and legs on sunny days as well.
Put your name on your sunscreen and remember that you cannot share it with other students.
A hat can protect your face and head from harmful sun rays
Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful rays as well
During really hot weather …
All students might be kept in at recess or lunch for a while to avoid over-heating.
Water bottles may be taken outside only if they are used responsibly.
Students may line up at the back door to come in for a drink when the monitors say it is appropriate.
Students should also avoid vigorous games or activities so they don’t overheat
Students should try to find some shade for part of the time.