Be aware of the Danger Zone
The Danger Zone is the ten (10) feet area around the bus. The bus driver cannot see you when you are in the Danger Zone. If the bus starts moving while you are in the Danger Zone, you could be injured.
Safety Tips at the Bus Stop:
Wait on the sidewalk, away from the road.
Do not fool around while waiting on the bus.
Wait until the bus comes to a full stop.
Walk to the bus single file.
Use the handrail to get on and off the bus.
Move away from the door quickly once you are off the bus.
Walk at least ten (10) steps ahead of the bus along the edge of the road.
Wait until the driver signals you across the road - check traffic first.
The task of transporting students safely and efficiently can only be successfully accomplished with the cooperation and help of parents who are encouraged to reinforce safety guidelines with their children and to support and appreciate disciplinary measures. All of these polices are designed to help insure a SAFE and pleasant ride for ALL students. Knowledge and support by parents concerning student responsibilities and disciplinary guidelines will help the children retain their privilege of riding a school bus.
Listed below are responsibilities which parents should assume in order to reach the goal of a safe ride for everyone.
Make sure your children are at the bus stop five (5) minutes before scheduled bus arrival. Be sure they dress appropriately for the weather, since they may have to wait in the rain or cold.
Supervise your children to, from, and at the bus stop for their safety and protection.
Equip your children with backpacks or book bags, which free their hands for balance and holding onto the bus handrail.
Teach your children the rules for safe bus riding.
Teach your children their address, phone number, and bus number.
Items and objects that are not permitted on the bus must be taken to school in some other manner.
Report illegal and unsafe school bus driving to the Transportation Department immediately.
Assume responsibility for the behavior of your children while riding the bus and at the bus stop. ?If bus-riding privileges are revoked, parents must provide transportation to and from school until privileges are reinstated.
Before the Bus Arrives:
Arrive at the bus stop five (5) minutes before the bus is due. Dress appropriately for the weather. You may have to wait in the rain or cold.
Wait for the bus in a safe place; stand ten (10) feet back from the roadway and wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before approaching.
Form a single line and enter the bus in an orderly manner (no pushing or shoving).
When entering or exiting the bus, always use the handrail.
Once you have entered the bus, find a seat quickly.
Carry belongings in a backpack or book bag and if something fall under or around the bus, tell the driver. NEVER TRY TO PICK IT UP YOURSELF!