Yard Duty Schedule?

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  1. teacherintexas

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    I have morning duty once a week, no lunch duty, recess duty every day, and dismissal duty for all but six weeks of the year.
     
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    I have lunch duty once a week and dismissal duty for half of the year. No morning or recess duty.
     
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    We have lunchroom/playground supervisors, so teachers never have duty. About 4 times per year we have bus duty.
     
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    That is such a short day!
     
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    Teachers only have after school duty (driveway, bus, and pick up gate) which ends up being 4 teachers a week. The morning, recess, and lunch duties are covered by activity supervisors. Our P messed up the duty schedule so bad last year that there were a total of 8 revisions throughout the year when people would find something wrong with it. It was a headache trying to remember which schedule was the right one. Have someone else double check it for you just to be safe. :)
     
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    Having duty

    It's amazing how duty really depends on each school. At my school here is how it breaks down.
    Door duty - Each classroom teacher has it about twice during the school year.
    Dissmisal - Each classroom teacher dimisses walker and car riders.
    Bus duty- Support teachers have buses in the afternoon.
    Breakfast- Administration (V, AP, counselor, and facilitator)
    Lunch duty- Admin & paras
    Recess- this is not considered a duty because each teacher decides to take the class out. Some go out everyday while other don't go out for recess at all.
     
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    Our paras cover lunch and recess.

    A teacher would NEVER be expected to do these things due to Union contract. People would be up in arms.

    It's hard, though. We don't have enough paras to cover all the kids! Sometimes I go out there just to make sure there are no fights or incidents.
     
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    No lunch or recess duty in my district. One hour duty free. :D
     
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    I have morning bus duty for a week every 3 weeks (about 15 min).
    I have recess duty 3 days a week
    I have afternoon dismissal/busy duty every day.
    I hate the AM bus duty the most
    Recess and afternoon bus do not bother me as much.
    I do get a 30 min lunch & 45 min prep every day.
     
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    We have different duties. The P makes the schedule (no AP here). He usually assigns two teachers per quarter per duty. Some teachers split it; others complete it together. I had after school front door this year. We have to stand there from last bell until the kids leave on the bus (about five minutes). We split ours so we each had about four weeks.
     
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    A 7 hour school day is short? How long is your day?

    On topic: we have lunch aides and paras, so teachers don't have recess/lunch duty. Thank goodness, because I cannot stand being out in the cold. And by "cold", I mean under 65 degrees. :)
     
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    We have four duties... bus, recess, lunch and yard. Lunch is for the first half of lunch time when the students are eating, and you are going classroom to classroom. Yard is when they are outside (though the 3-5s do go out for the last ten minutes of Lunch duty, as they eat more quickly and can get dressed to go out more quickly)

    We typically get two duties a week, one week bus and lunch the next week yard and recess. EAs are always on duty. Having said that, we have a new principal, and who knows what will happen.
     
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    60 minutes a week! WOW! Every teacher in my school has duty for 15 minutes every morning (we take our kids off of the bus 15 minutes before the bell for a gross motor activity) and we have lunch or lunch recess duty for 30 minutes, 4 times a week (they go home at noon on Friday). So that is 3.25 hours of duty/week that every classroom teacher in the school has to do. We take our own class out for recess in the mornings.
     
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    Public schools here don't have classroom teachers doing lunch or recess duties. School and lunchroom aides handle that.

    At the private school I worked at my AP did lunch duty while assistants did recess duty.

    At the charter school the duties rotated daily but were all covered by TAs or us subs. There were different roles, sometimes you covered all 4 lunch/recess periods, other times it was just 1 period. It depended on the day and who was absent. There was one person who scheduled lunch duty and then another person who assigned your role for the day. Always had to check the main office before lunch started. It was never the P or AP.
     
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    How long is your day? My kids are in school from 7:40-2:10. I know we have an early start/end time, but I thought 6.5 hours of school was about average. :confused:
     
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    We also have a max of 60 minutes of duty a week. Our lunch duty is a separate time from our duty-free lunch.
     
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    8 1/2
     
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    School is in session for 8 1/2 hours? :eek:

    We have about the same amount of time, starting about 40 minutes later.
     
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    At my school, all duties are performed every day all year long if you are a duty teacher.

    I have cafeteria duty so I'm there M-F, all year. The recess teachers are on the playground M-F, all year. The only thing that is different is second recess for primary grades. The grade level works out a rotation of their choosing.

    I have 30 minutes of duty, and then 30 minutes duty-free lunch.
     
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    What a long day! What are the start and end times for your students?

    Like others, our students have a 6.5 hour day.
     

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