IT IS A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT, TO RIDE THE BUS!
WHEN GOING TO THE BUS STOP
- Use sidewalks where provided.
- If there are no sidewalks, walk single file on the left side of the street or roadway facing traffic.
- Cross streets at corners.
- Use a direct route, avoid using alleys or crossing through private property to get to the bus stop.
- Arrive at your bus stop five minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The school bus driver will not wait for late students.
- Be aware of suspicious individuals (young, old, male, female) on foot or in motor vehicles. Report such persons to your bus driver or school principal.
RULES AT THE BUS STOP
- Stay away from the street, road, or highway when waiting for the bus. Line up at least three feet away from the street in an orderly fashion and wait until the bus comes to a complete stop. Be sure the red lights at the top of the bus are flashing and the stop arm is extended. Watch for an indication from the driver (hand signal) that it is “ok” to cross. BE SURE THAT YOU CHECK BOTH WAYS BEFORE CROSSING. Not all vehicles obey the stop signals and stop arm. Proceed only when safe. WALK – DO NOT RUN! If the driver ever honks the horn, stop immediately and look at the driver for further instruction.
- Respect the property of others while waiting at your bus stop. Do not pick flowers or shrubs, throw stones, snowballs, litter, etc.
- Keep your arms, legs and belongings to yourself.
- Do not use offensive or foul language.
- Avoid standing in and blocking sidewalks and driveways.
- No pushing, fighting, harassment, intimidation, or horseplay.
- Do not run to the curb when the bus comes. Stay back until the bus is actually stopped. (A push at the middle or end of the line can send the front person into the bus or under it’s wheels.)
- Older students should be helpful to younger ones.
- No use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.