- Walk to the bus stop, using sidewalks whenever possible. Do not run.
- While at the bus stop, stand in a safe place, keeping at least 10 feet from the road. Do not run and play at the bus stop.
- When you see the bus coming, calmly form a line - no pushing or shoving in line. Do not rush into the street.
- If you must cross in front of the bus, look at the driver for directions and ALWAYS cross in front of the crossing gate arm. NEVER walk behind the bus.
- Never speak to strangers at the bus stop and never get into the car with a stranger.
- Never attempt to pick up anything that has been dropped near the bus. If you drop something, tell the bus driver and wait for directions.
- Have respect for others’ property at the bus stop and on the bus.
- Make sure children have their belongings secured in their backpacks so they do not drop anything.
- The district urges adult supervision of younger students be supervised at the bus stop, both before and after school. If an adult is not available, encourage children to walk together.
- Do not let children run around at the bus stop.
- Do not crowd the bus stop with personal vehicles. This poses a danger by obstructing traffic and blocking drivers’ views.
- Park all cars legally, 25 feet back from the intersection. Do not park in the wrong direction.
- Do not block the location where the bus stops.
- Do not block the driveways of the property owners at the stop. Do not block walkways or mailboxes.
- Assist students in assembling an orderly, single-file line as the bus approaches.
- Ensure students act respectfully toward people's properties near the bus stop.
- Look carefully before allowing your child to exit your vehicle at the bus stop.
- Do not pull your vehicle directly behind a bus and release your child to run alongside the bus.
- Do not “chase” the bus from one stop to another. If your child misses the bus, please take your child directly to school.
- The district recommends that students be at the assigned bus stop 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled bus arrival.
- Check your child’s clothing to make sure it is safe – dangling drawstrings and straps, long scarves, loose clothing and oversized backpacks pose a safety hazard.
- If you meet your child at the bus stop after school, wait on the side where the child will be dropped off, not across the street. Children can be so excited at seeing you after school that they dash across the street and forget the safety rules.