Our number one priority is to keep your child safe as they travel to and from school each day.
Below are some helpful reminders to keep in mind as you prepare your child for riding the bus:
with your child about their behavior while riding the bus. Explain
that once on the bus, they should find a seat and sit down immediately.
- Explain that it is
important to talk quietly and not be disruptive. Sudden yelling or
movements can startle the bus driver and could cause an accident.
your child has a conflict with another child on the bus, tell them to
wait until the bus has come to its destination and then report it to the
bus driver. Also have your child report the incident to his or her
teacher as well.
your child is waiting for the bus, stress that he or she should never
push or shove other children. Doing so could result in a child falling
into the path of the oncoming bus.
a child should never cross the street directly in front of the bus. He
or she should always cross beside the bus, or walk to an approved
crosswalk or street light to cross safely.
the lights and symbols on the bus so that you and your child understand
that a red flashing light or stop sign means that cars need to stop at
least 15 feet away both in front and behind the bus. Knowing the tips
for safety can mean a safe ride for all of the children and adults
involved in a bus route.