Parent Patrol Program
We hope the following information will help you understand the Parent Patrol Program and our decision to implement it at Saint Ignatius Loyola School. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Jim Daly, SIL Parent Safety Coordinator at extension 157.
We have made a commitment to see this program flourish with 100% parent participation so that our school neighborhood has a visible presence in helping keep our children safe.
- What are my responsibilities while I am on patrol?
Your main responsibility is to be a visible presence, on an established route, not only for our children but for all children who are on their way home from school. Your presence is a deterrent to a potential situation that may be lurking for meandering children. You are keeping a watchful eye for any potential concerns that may warrant a phone call to 911. You are not to take action. The mechanics of the patrol are simple: you are expected to sign in ten minutes before you begin your patrol, don the safety patrol vest, pick up the patrol map, and sign out when your patrol time is finished. You will not have a walkie-talkie, so your cell phone is a critical component to getting help quickly. (If needed.)
- How will I know when it is my turn to patrol?
Please be aware that your child will receive the safety patrol calendar with the Weekly one month in advance.
- What are the times I am required to patrol?
The daily time to patrol is 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This year parents will be patrolling on half days from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
- What if I have more than one child in Saint Ignatius?
No matter the number of children you have enrolled in Saint Ignatius Loyola School, you will only be assigned to walk with one grade level each year.
- Are my children allowed to come with me while I am on patrol?
When you are patrolling, your children may be placed in After School Care free of charge. It is not advisable to have your children patrolling with you.
- Do I need to report on duty if it is raining?
Yes, you will be expected to patrol. However, depending on the weather, Mr. Daly will advise you on the designated ending time.
- What if I can’t patrol on my designated day?
It is the designated parent’s responsibility to contact another parent on any grade level to arrange for coverage for that assigned day. You may use the Community Telephone Directory.
- If I lose my calendar will I be able to retrieve the information from the school website?
As the year progresses, the calendars will be added to the website. (www.SaintIgnatiusLoyolaSchool.com).
The Schools Unite Network “SUN” is an internet information exchange system activated in cooperation with NYPD Manhattan North and Parents to assist with spotting signs of trouble involving children. “SUN” transmits information in “near real time” for quick action. “SUN” also transmits information back to schools and the community if NYPD action was taken. Participating in “SUN” is critical in strengthening our neighborhood safety network; for more information, log on to www.SUNnyc.org. Click on “receive email alerts” at the top of the page to register and you will receive information regarding potential concerns within our community.
We thank you in advance for your continued support for this and all the programs that help define the mission of Saint Ignatius Loyola School and its commitment to its students.