Be on time - arrive five minutes ahead of the scheduled bus arrival time
Stand at least five feet back from the edge of the road while waiting
Wait for the bus to stop and the door to open before approaching the bus
Board single file, using the handrail -- don’t forget to greet the driver!
Move immediately to your seat and remain seated until you arrive at school
Large items (backpacks, instruments, packages) should be held on your lap or placed under the seat, not in the aisle
Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop and the door to open before standing to exit. Exit single file, holding the handrail.
Go directly into your school. At the end of the day, walk five feet away from the bus and turn and look at your bus driver to be sure they see you. Go straight home to check in before going to a friend’s house.
Never pass a school bus with the stop arm extended and red lights flashing, whether approaching from behind the bus or the front of the bus in the opposite lane
Be alert to students walking to bus stops and/or school, especially in neighborhoods where there are no sidewalks
Give pedestrians the right of way at crosswalks
Watch for bike riders sharing the road with you and crossing at intersections
Misbehavior on a school bus is taken seriously. It can create an unsafe and/or unpleasant experience for everyone on the bus. It is distracting to the driver and does not begin or end the school day in a positive way for anyone.
Students in grades K-12 who do not follow district behaviour and safety guidelines may lose their bus driving privileges.
Consultation with involved parties. Rider my lose bus privileges for 3-5 days or until a satisfactory resolution can be achieved among parent/guardian, driver, student rider and principal. School Bus Incident Report must be signed by parent and copies returned to school.
Consultation with involved parties. Rider may lose riding privileges for up to 10 days or until a satisfactory resolution can be achieved among parent/guardian, driver, student rider, and principal. School Bus Incident Report must be signed and returned by parent/guardian.
A student endangering persons and/or property may lose bus riding privileges immediately and for an indefinite period of time. In addition, students may be administered consequences consistent with the district’s Student Rights and Responsibilities discipline procedures. Severe behavior escalates immediately to step 2, 3, or 4 at the district's discretion, based on the severity of the action and/or previous bus violations.
Students not having lost their riding privileges for the remainder of the school year, but having received conduct slips, will be given a fresh start on February 1.
Show respect to others (no teasing, foul language)
Follow instructions from the bus driver
Keep head, hands and feet inside the bus
Respect property around your bus stop
Help keep your bus clean
Push while getting on or off the bus or while waiting at the bus stop
Throw things from the bus
Walk behind or reach under the bus
Eat or drink on the bus
Bring animals, tobacco, chemicals or hazardous objects on the bus
Accept a ride from a stranger -- if you miss your bus, return home