Safety Patrol students are responsible for helping parents and students get to and from school in a safe manner. Working with a Ruskin staff member, students show up for their jobs about 15 minutes before the bell rings and take different positions in the crosswalks to help community members cross the roads safely. Students are asked to work in any and all weather conditions and both before and after school.
A majority of the Safety Patrol students are 5th graders. Some 4th graders are trained when the 5th graders leave for Science Camp and at the end of the school year (in preparation for the beginning of the next school year).