Safety Rules

  1. Getting ready for school:
    • Use a backpack or school bag to carry everything you need so items are not dropped or lost on the way to school.
    • Wear bright-colored clothing to become more visible to drivers. Fluorescent or retro-reflective material will also enhance visibility, especially in the early morning hours.
    • Leave home with enough time to walk to the bus stop and arrive before the bus is due. We request that student arrive five minutes prior to their scheduled pick-up time.
  2. Waiting at the bus stop:
    • Running games, pushing, and shoving are not allowed at the bus stop. These behaviors are extremely dangerous near traffic.
  3. Boarding and disembarking the bus:
    • Remain six or more feet away from the bus until the driver indicates it is safe to board. At this distance, you will be able to see the driver, and the driver will be able to see you. If you must cross the street to board the bus, wait until the driver signals that it is safe for you to cross. Keep your eyes on the driver, and only cross in front of the bus.
    • Never pick-up anything dropped near the bus. Tell the bus driver, and follow the driver's instructions to retrieve the item. If you bend down to pick-up objects, the bus driver may not be able to see you, which can result in an accident as the driver pulls away from the stop.
    • Look to your right as you begin to leave the bus. Drivers of other vehicles could try to illegally pass on the right-side of the bus.