Kindergartners, first graders invited to hop on bus for test ride

Cobb Schools to host kindergarten and first grade ride along

What’s it like riding on the big yellow bus? Are there rules? Where will the bus stop along the way to school?

Help your kindergarten and first graders find out the answers to those questions and more by hopping on the bus Friday, July 28, for a test ride ahead of the first day of school.

The annual ride-along for kindergartners, first graders, and their parents provides a sneak-a-peek of what to expect when riding one of Cobb’s 1,000+ yellow buses. Bus pick-up will follow the same morning route at the scheduled stop and pick-up time as the first day of school. Bus schedules are updated and available on the District website.

The Cobb Schools Transportation Department coordinates the test ride for the District’s youngest learners so they can learn important safety tips like how to exit the bus properly. It also lets parents see why the school bus is the safest way to get students to and from school.

Although parents cannot join their students for the bus ride on the first day of school, they can track the location of their child’s bus in real-time thanks to the Cobb Schools Here Comes the Bus App.

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