¨ Prepare for the day’s work ahead by arriving on time and remaining at school until the professional day has been observed. The times are listed in this handbook. Of course, if you are not called until late in the morning, we understand and hope you will report as soon as possible.
¨ Please check in and check out of the office at each school where you are to substitute. LES/LMS substitutes should wear a substitute badge for identification. A folder with information for the substitute will be found in the classroom on the teacher’s desk or given to you in the office.
¨ Communicate with the regular teacher by written notes. Leave a report of progress on lesson plans for the regular teacher. Additional notes on special problems and outstanding progress are encouraged to be left for the teacher (included in this handbook - While you were gone...)
¨ Plan for extra time in the classroom. At times, even the best plans do not follow a strict time schedule. Plan ahead with alternative activities for situations where time is a problem. Students need to be continuously involved in learning activities.
¨ Collect and leave assignments due for the regular teacher.
¨ Require all students to be seated according to regular seating charts.
¨ Be a good supervisor by assisting in hall, lunch, and other appropriate supervision. Following the expectations of regular staff is expected and will be much appreciated by your co-workers and administrators.
¨ Ask your building administrator for assistance in determining building procedures or for specific information not provided herein.
¨ When discipline is a concern, ask for assistance early. Do not wait until the end of the hour or day to report problems or to seek assistance. We expect our students to observe disciplinary standards and our staff to insure a quality learning environment.
¨ The blue sheet will have to be signed before leaving. In the substitute folder, a feedback form will be provided for the substitute to complete and leave in the office at the end of the day.
We would like to re-emphasize the important role our substitutes assume in the Louisburg District. We hope you feel positive about yourself and the daily positions you accept. Please observe a positive approach in seeking information and in finding solutions to problems.