Handbook - Tips for Success
Substitute Secretaries have a responsibility to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times when carrying out their duties.
- Confidentiality – Substitute Secretaries have a grave responsibility to treat with confidentiality all matters pertaining to students. Student behavior, performance, and achievement levels should not be the subject of general conversation and should not be discussed outside of the school setting. When working with special needs students, substitutes should exercise an even greater degree of caution.
- Substitute/Student Relationship – Substitute Secretaries should exercise extreme caution and good judgment in verbal and physical relationships with students. Substitutes should establish a position of authority with the students; they may “be friendly” without “befriending” the students. Substitute Secretaries should not search students’ personal belongings. Yelling at students, calling students derogatory names, and using insults or other threatening verbal attacks is not good practice.
- Leaving the Campus – At no time during the day other than duty free lunch should the substitute leave campus unless authorized to do so. Substitute Secretaries should check out with the Administrator in the school before leaving at the end of the school day.
- Locked Computer – If upon arrival you find that the secretary’s computer is locked and does not allow you access: Turn the computer off and then back on. Log in with your e-mail address and password. Click the box marked Workstation Only. This will give you access to the programs you will need for completing your assignment. Please do not change, add, or remove anything from the secretary’s computer. If you are still unable to access the computer, please call IT at 503-916-3375.