Bus Regulations

BUS REGULATIONS:
Transporting students to and from school safely is our first concern.  It is the responsibility of all students who ride the bus to help the driver in maintaining safe conditions. Buses are expected to arrive at school between 7:00/7:40 a.m. and leave between 2:45 (first load) and 3:15 (second load) p.m. During the first week of school, students should be at their bus stops a little earlier than normal. Please talk with your children about bus safety and appropriate behavior on the bus.   Misbehavior on the bus will lead to suspension from riding the bus and possible suspension from school.

Bus Safety Rules:

  • Be on time.
  • Stand on the side of the road and out of the way of traffic.
  • Wait to cross the road until the bus has stopped and the driver signals for student to cross.
  • Wait your turn and get off/on the bus safely.
  • Sit in your assigned seat.
  • Talk quietly to your neighbor and do not disturb the driver.
  • Do not extend hands, arms, or throw anything out of the window.
  • Remain seated and facing forward, with your back against the back of the seat while the bus is moving.
  • Keep the bus clean and sanitary—no eating, drinking, chewing gum.
  • No rubber bands.
  • No disrespectful or indecent language is to be used.
  • Never damage or deface the bus.
  • Do not bring dangerous or prohibited items on the bus such as knives, animals, drink bottles, and projects too large to be held on the lap.

Transportation changes must be requested in writing and sent with your child each morning.  Request may be faxed (255-5759) to the school by/before 1:00 p.m.  If you fax a transportation change request, please call the school to confirm that we received it.