Tips for Parents
Getting On and Off the Bus
1 If you have to cross the street in the morning, Wait for the bus to stop and the stop arm to extend. When it is OK to cross, the driver will give you a signal (effective January 1, 2016)
2 Remind children to look to the right before they step off the bus. Drivers in a hurry sometimes try to sneak by busses on the right.
3 Teach your children to secure loose drawstrings and other objects that may get caught in the handrail or door of the bus as they are exiting.
4 Warn children that if they drop something, they should never pick it up. Instead, they should tell the driver and follow the driver's instructions. If they bend over to pick up a dropped object, they might not be seen by the driver and could be hurt if the driver pulls away from the stop.
5 If you meet your child at the bus stop after school, wait on the side where the child will be dropped off, not across the street. Children can be so excited at seeing you after school that they dash across the street and forget the safety rules.

If you have to cross the street in the afternoon, stop at the edge of the bus and make sure to look for the driver’s signal before crossing the next lanes of traffic (effective January 1, 2016)


No distractions when boarding or exiting the bus! No texting, cell phones, ear buds, etc.

Tips for Students
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