Attention Parents: Kindergarten, 1st Graders Invited for Bus Ride Along

School bus ride along

Although the first day of elementary school is often exciting for kindergarteners, some may be a little nervous. To help Cobb’s youngest learners, the Cobb Schools Transportation Department is rolling out the District’s big yellow school buses on Friday, July 30 ahead of the first day of school for a kindergarten and first-grade ride along. Parents will join their young learners on the ride to school and back home.  Bus pickups will follow the same morning route at the scheduled stop and pick-up time as the first day of school. Bus schedules will be available on the District website after July 19.

The annual kindergarten and first-grade ride-along, which is coordinated by the Cobb Schools Transportation Department, gives the five and six-year-old students a chance to take a trial bus ride and learn important safety tips like how to properly exit the bus. It also gives parents an opportunity to see why the school bus is the safest way to get students to and from school.

Although the parents cannot ride the bus again with their young riders on day one of school, they can keep track of where the child’s bus is in real-time thanks to Cobb’s Here Comes the Bus app.