Information for Substitute Teachers on Classroom
As a part of our Substitute Teacher Notebook, we include a
page summarizing some of the most common procedures. Below is
a copy of that page.
One student per side at a time. They must clip their clothespin
to the top brace near the word bathroom. This lets you know who
is using the bathroom at any time.
Near the outside door on the North Side is a rack that holds
clothespins. When the students enter in the morning they are
to move their "attendance pin" to either cold lunch
or hot lunch. It is rare when they all remember
to do this so you will need to check those clothespins that are
left in the absent column to see if they really are absent.
Use the white sheet on the clipboard to record the following:
- absences - mark A
- tardies - mark T
- hot lunches - mark the number of students taking
hot lunch at the bottom of the column on the first page.
We keep the white attendance sheet on a clipboard in the upper
right corner of the bookshelf nearest to the attendance rack
(on the north wall). If you can't find it, the office can help
you (it might still be in one of our mailboxes).
Entering the Classroom
Students are not to enter the classroom before 8:45 in the
morning. If they get here prior to 8:40 they are to wait in the
Library, otherwise they may line up just outside the classroom.
When they come in from recesses they are to wait outside the
door until you open the door to let them enter. Students should
also enter walking and with a reasonably quiet voice.
If you wish to purchase a lunch it is $2.00. You may eat in
the cafeteria with the students, in the faculty room, or in the
If you are substituting for Mr. Yates, you need to lead the half
of the class you were working with just prior to lunch from the
classroom into the multipurpose room, having those students taking
hot lunch line up at the counter nearest the entrance to get
their trays of food. If you are substituting for Ms. Mattern,
you need to lead your half of the students that are taking hot
lunch to the far counter to pick up their trays. After walking
the students over to lunch, teachers need to stay with their
class until the students getting hot lunch have made it through
the line and are seated at their assigned tables. Our tables
are the four that are furthest from the door, in the back of
the multipurpose room.
Exiting the Classroom
We usually dismiss students in small groups. This keeps things
more orderly and is especially important when the whole class
is together (50+ students do not fit through one doorway at the
same time). Students are to walk and use a relatively quiet voice.
Dismissal at the End of the Day
After homework (Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday) and handouts
have been distributed to the students:
- students get their papers, jackets, etc. ready to take home.
- students clean up on top of and under the tables and they
stack the chairs.
- students line up at the outside door.
No earlier than about 3:13 and no later than about 3:16, you
need to walk the students in a line to the busses. As of 1995
teachers are to walk their students past all of the busses beginning
with 102 and continuing through 109 until all the students have
either walked onto a bus or have been picked up along the way
by their parent.