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A Reminder for Parents/Guardians

As Parents/Guardians, you are an important part of the total safety awareness program for students who travel to and from school by bus. Students can benefit from learning to become safe pedestrians and passengers.

Here's how you can Help:

  • Allow enough time in the morning for unhurried, calm school preparation time.
  • Prepare as much as possible the night before.
  • Have your students wear bright, contrasting colored coats or put a piece of high visibility, reflective tape on coats and backpacks.
  • Help your students to leave on time. Allow for weather and plan to arrive at the bus stop five minutes before the scheduled pickup time.
  • Go with and meet students aged 8 and younger at the bus stop or have a designee assist.
  • Tell your students to walk in groups, if possible.
  • Please train pets to stay in the yard, away from bus traffic.
  • Remind your students to walk on the sidewalks or out of the street, single file, facing traffic, and as close to the edge of the road as possible.
  • Teach your students to Stop, look left, right, and then left again before crossing the street.
  • Running games, shoving, or horseplay is too dangerous at the bus stop and around traffic.
  • Tell your students to stand six feet (3 GIANT STEPS) away from the street when waiting for the bus, they should wait there until the bus driver says it's OK to board the bus.
  • If anything is dropped during loading or unloading the bus, students must wait for instructions from the bus driver before attempting to retreive it.
  • Six feet on either side and ten feet in front of the bus are considered the Danger Zone. This is the area most difficult to SEE students around the school bus. Remind your students about the Danger Zone often.
  • Teach your students to STOP and look before hurrying away from the bus as they exit at the end of the day.
  • No objects should be thrown from the bus.