Prefect Duties


Start Time: 11:00 A.M.:  Please be prompt! If you are 5 to 30 minutes late, you must pay $15.00 and continue to stay and prefect the rest of the time.  If you come at 11:30 or later you must reschedule a new day ASAP.

End Time: 12:40 P.M.: All prefects should leave at the same time.  One prefect can collect all the prefect tags and return them to the office.


Upon Arrival:

  • Move out and set up lunch tables. Line front wheels with the tape "X"s that you find on the floor.  Follow the map posted on the table room door.
  • Wash tables with bleach water (red bucket).
  • Set up silverware cart, condiment table, fill up cups of water, garbage cans and fill up 15-20 cups of water 3/4 full. 
  • You may be asked to do one of the following:  help with condiments, supervise microwaves (first shift only), sell ice cream (Friday only), wash tables when the students are lining up for recess.
  • Walk around and help students where needed, remind them to keep eating - primary students may also need help opening juice boxes, milk cartons, etc.
  • If you note any problems, report them to the staff person on duty.

After the first lunch shift, Prefects will be divided into two groups: inside and outside:


After the first shift, the permanent perfect and one or two prefects will stay inside to wash tables and continue the above duties.  All others go outside to supervise on the playground.  After the final lunch, you will be asked to fill up supplies, empty buckets of water, rinse rags, help pick up the cafeteria then join the other prefects outside.


PLEASE remember you are here for the safety of the children – do not visit with other prefects. Prefects should split up and cover the various areas of the playground directed by staff person on duty. Do not allow any traffic through the play area.  Retrieve any balls that go under cars or into the street.  General rules are: NO spitting, hitting, kicking, pulling, or tugging on clothes. Please read playground safety rules. If you have a question about any student behaviors, ask the staff person on duty. If anyone is disrespectful to you please report it immediately. In case of emergency, go directly to the staff person outside. She carries first aid supplies and a walkie talkie. If you are asked to accompany an injured student inside, leave him/her with the person on duty in the office and immediately return to your station outside. Report minor injuries to the staff person in charge and serious ones to the principal or PE teacher.  DO NOT MOVE ANYONE WITH A SERIOUS INJURY.

If it is raining, recess is held in the classrooms/activity center. You will be asked to supervise a specific room for 30 minutes and then report back to cafeteria to find out where you go next. Students should be involved in quiet games or activities in the classroom. The staff person will rotate among the classrooms (if possible) should you have any questions or concerns. At 12:40, the whistle will blow for students to line up. Make sure all students are safely inside and then you are free to go if you have turned in your prefect badge. Thank you for all of your help.