C.E.S. Dogs

  • Safety Patrol Kids

    Teacher Sponsor: Mrs. Rachel Osburn

    Sign up for C.E.S. Dogs

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    Dates for 2020-2021

    C.E.S. Dog members are expected to serve for the entire rotation to which they are assigned.

    • Rotation #1: 8/17 - 10/16
    • Rotation #2: 10/19 - 12/17
    • Rotation #3: 1/6 - 3/12
    • Rotation #4: 3/15 - 5/27

    C.E.S. Dog members are leaders in our school and we count on them to perform their duty each day.  


    Frequently Asked Questions

    How are students selected to serve as a C.E.S. Dog?

    All current option A or A blended 5th grade students may sign up to be considered. Selections are based on character traits such as responsibility, courteous, dependable, dedicated, and cheerful. The C.E.S. Dog committee will select members who demonstrate these characteristics. Grades are not a consideration as long as it is reflected that the student is working up to his/her potential. In addition, classroom teachers will be asked to recommend any student that they believe would excel as a C.E.S. Dog. 

    If I fill out the online form, will I automatically get to be selected as a C.E.S. Dog? 

    No. We will consider past classroom behavior and overall character as well as check that there are no office referrals or excessive absences/tardies. 

    What time should morning rotations report to duty? 

    Car riders should report by 7:20 and should be dropped off in the car line. Bus riders should report for duty immediately upon arrival at school each morning. 

    What time should afternoon rotations report to duty? 

    Students should leave their classroom right after afternoon announcements and go straight to duty. The only exception to this is if Mrs. Osburn needs you to be at your post a few minutes before the bell. This will be cleared through your teacher and you will be given permission to leave the classroom early to go to your post. 

    What time should my parent pick me up if I serve in the afternoon? 

    CAR LINE is the only post that this applies to. If your student is serving on car line, please be prepared to pick them up in car line by 3:15 (2:15 on Thursdays)

    What do I do if it rains?

    As long as it is not thundering and lightning, C.E.S. Dogs will still serve. We will provide ponchos and umbrellas. However, feel free to bring your own since ours will be "one size fits all".

    What is the policy for late arrival and early dismissal due to weather? 

    C.E.S. Dogs WILL serve on late arrival days. Students should report to their posts 5 minutes before the school day is set to begin. If school is dismissed early due to severe weather, C.E.S. Dogs WILL NOT serve. Our goal is to get all students home as quickly as possible on early dismissal days due to bad weather. This does not include the normal 2:00 dismissal on Thursdays. Students will serve as usual on that day. 

    What if I will be absent and cannot serve one day? 

    If you know that you will be absent ahead of time, please let Mrs. Osburn know in writing or via e-mail.

    If you are chronically absent or late, you will be asked to allow someone else to serve in your place. Health conditions will be taken into consideration and we will work with you. 

    What if I lose my provided C.E.S. Dog vest?

    Students will not be allowed to serve without a vest as it is a safety measure. Please let Mrs. Osburn know immediately if you have lost your vest as a replacement will need to be purchased by you.

    What if I need to drop out of C.E.S. Dogs?

    Students agreeing to serve assume a responsibility and a commitment that needs to be upheld for the entire rotation. If a circumstance arises where you are unable to fulfill your commitment, a  note or e-mail written by a parent/guardian needs to be submitted to Mrs. Osburn. Health concerns will be taken into consideration and we will work with you. 

    Is there a way a student can be removed as a C.E.S. Dog?

    All C.E.S. Dogs should portray the above character traits as well as guidelines that are reviewed during training. Dogs not abiding by the guidelines may be removed by an administrator. Students will automatically be dismissed for the term of service if they receive an office referral or bus infraction. Students who have excessive tardies or absences will also be removed from their position. 

    What precautions are being taken for Covid-19?

    Cahaba is taking numerous precautions to ensure the safety of our students. In addition to regular sanitizing and cleaning, we are encouraging all students and staff to wear face coverings. ALL C.E.S. Dogs will be required to wear a face covering while serving at their post. This year, we have special "CES Dog" masks available for purchase! More details to come once selected. 

    Who do I talk to if I have questions?

    The teacher on duty or Mrs. Osburn


    Sign up for C.E.S. (Cahaba Encouragement Squad) Dogs - formerly Safety Patrol



    Dates for 2020 - 2021

    C.E.S. Dogs are expected to serve for the entire rotation to which they are assigned.

    Each rotation will serve 9 weeks (this does not include holiday breaks)

    Rotation #1 (August 17th - October 16th) 

    - Rotation #2 (October 19th - December 17th) 

    - Rotation #3 (January 6th - March 12th) 

    - Rotation #4 (Mar 15th - May 27th) 


    C.E.S. Dog members are leaders in our school and we count on them to perform their duty each day.