Winter School Bus Safety
As parents, you are an important part of safety at the school bus stop. Please review these safety guidelines with your child/ren to help make the bus stops as safe as possible and keep the buses running on schedule.
Have your child ready and at their stop on time. The time a bus spends waiting at stops adds up quickly, and leaves students at the end of the route waiting in the cold much longer.
Maintain a safe bus stop for your child. Keep your child’s bus stop clear of snow and ice. This helps with visibility and keeps a safe walking path to the bus.
When road conditions are poor, wait for the bus several feet further off the road. Always wait for the bus to come to a complete stop. When the doors open, you may begin to walk towards the bus and enter.
Stand in a visible spot. Don’t stand behind or play on snow piles near your bus stop.
Buses can occasionally run late because of weather conditions, mechanical problems, or other road hazards. Talk to your child about what to do if the bus is late. Here are some suggestions:
• Wait with your child at the bus stop.
• Make sure your child knows a phone number where he/she can reach you, a neighbor or another adult.
If an issue arises that causes a bus to be running over 10 minutes late; a message will be sent out via School Messenger.