Before the Bus Arrives:
Students need to be outside,
ready and waiting for the bus 10 minutes prior to bus arrival. As a
courtesy to the driver, if the child is not going to school, a phone call
to the bus garage, or waving the driver on would be appreciated.
Students should wait at least
15 ft. off the road and should not approach the bus until it has stopped and
the red lights are flashing.
Before crossing in front of the
bus, students should make sure they can see the driver, and the driver can
see them. Wait until the driver signals for them to cross the road.
During the winter months,
students should not play on snow piles near the road, they could slip
under the bus or another vehicle.
While on the bus:
Students should board the bus
and sit in seats as instructed by the driver. The driver has the
right to assign seats if deemed necessary.
Students should remain in their
seats, and not change seats while the bus is moving.
Keep the aisle clear of books,
lunch boxes, musical instruments, etc. All items brought on the bus must
be kept in their bags, on their laps.
Arms and legs should not be
extended outside of the individual seating area.
All personal belongings are
to be kept in students book bag while on the bus.
No eating or drinking on the
Horseplay or any rough-housing
of any kind will NOT be tolerated.
Any action which infringes upon
the safety, comfort or general well-being of the school bus driver or
other students is expressly prohibited.
To ensure everyone's safety, it
is essential that distractions to the driver are kept to a minimum.
Cooperation with the driver at all times will help make for a better ride
and safer for everyone. It is important to understand that riding the
bus is a privilege not a right. Students may be denied the privilege
of riding the bus as a result of unacceptable behavior.
Exiting the bus:
Students who must cross the
road getting off the bus, should walk at least 10 ft. in front of the bus
in order to be seen by the driver and wait until they are given the
signal to cross.
After exiting the bus, students
must walk at least 15 ft. away from the bus and remain there until the
bus has cleared the area. It is unsafe for children to check their
mailboxes while the bus is leaving the area.
Parents or guardians of
Kindergarten or 1st grade students should make themselves visible to the
driver so they know that someone is home for their child.