Kids' Council is open to student participation from grades 2-5. Officers are chosen from the grade 5 members and students in grades 2-4 are solicited in the fall. The Kids' Council staff lead reaches out to classroom teachers to share information about how to be a representative.
Countryside's Safety Patrol is a service activity open to all fourth and fifth grade students. They provide crossing supervision at street corners near the school and are under the direction of a teacher and paraprofessional. Participants are usually scheduled for a week at a time, rotating on a three week schedule. They must arrive early or stay late in order to provide this service. When the air temperature is -20 degrees or the Wind Chill Index is -30 degrees, we will not send the safety patrols out due to concerns for their safety.