WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Wednesday, September 11, the new Fifth Grade Safety Patrol was inducted during a special ceremony at Gregory Elementary School. Each elementary school in the West Orange school district recruits responsible students to assist in the safe transport of its younger students to and from their buses each day.
Students accepted into the Safety Patrol must prove themselves to be responsible, kind, hardworking students with good grades. They are identified by badges or sashes and assigned younger students that they are responsible for all year. They will help the students get safely from the school bus to their classrooms in the morning and from their classrooms to the school bus in the afternoon.
Principal Michelle Thompson led the students in their pledge:
Each year, Safety Patrol across the country help to save lives, promote good citizenship, and make themselves, their friends, families and communities proud.