Safety tips for parents and students.

Follow these tips to stay safe and grounded. Let us know if you have any concerns.

Getting on the bus

  • Be at the bus stop early. Arrive 5 mins prior to the bus stop time.
  • Wait for the bus in a safe place away from the road.
  • Never horse around at the bus stop while the bus is arriving to the stop.
  • If you have to cross the road to get onto the school bus:
    1. Stay on the side of the road, away from traffic, until the bus stops and the drive signals you to cross.
    2. When the driver signals that it is safe to cross, you should check for traffic first.
    3. As you cross in front of the school bus, watch the driver. If you can see the driver, the driver can see you.
  • Board the bus using the handrail.
  • Move toward the rear of the bus quickly without crowding or pushing.
  • Sit down, and stay seated.

Riding on the bus

  • Observe classroom conduct.
  • Be courteous and polite.
  • Listen to the driver and follow their directions at all times.
  • Do not fight, push or shove.
  • Stay in your seat.
  • Always keep your head, hands, and feet inside the bus.
  • Do not eat or drink.
  • Keep the bus clean.
  • Never use tobacco products.
  • Do not damage the bus or equipment.

Getting off the bus

  • Stay seated until the bus stops.
  • Do not push or crowd as you exit the bus.
  • Use the handrails to avoid falling.
  • Move ten feet away from the bus at once.
  • If you have to cross the road to get home:
    1. Stay on the side of the road away from traffic and ten feet in front of the bus where you can see the driver's face.
    2. When the driver signals that it is safe to cross, cross to the outside edge of the bus and check both ways for traffic.
  • Once off the bus, go straight home.
  • Never run back to the bus for anything you left behind or dropped.


  • Skis, cleats, roller or ice skates, skateboards, snowboards, skooters, etc.
  • Eating and drinking
  • Tobacco products, including e-cigarettes