Bus Safety & Expectations
Our goal is for all students to enjoy a safe and orderly trip to and from school.
The privilege of riding the school bus is just that—a privilege—and student’s behavior on the bus determine whether he or she can continue to enjoy this privilege.
A student who chooses to break the rules will get an official warning and/or suspension from riding the bus. A second offense may result in the student losing the privilege of riding the bus from 1 to 10 days. Further offenses may result in loss of bus rider privilege for extended time.Behavior violations include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Excessive standing and/or moving on the bus while the bus is in motion
- Excessive/distracting noise
- Inappropriate language or rude gestures
- Refusal to follow directions - disrespect to driver
- Bullying - name calling, threatening, etc...
- Destruction of property - writing on seats, ripping seats, windows, or other bus property
*Fighting on the bus or at the bus stop may result in an immediate suspension from riding the bus. Since students are required to attend school during a bus suspension, parents are responsible for arranging transportation for those days. We realize that this is an inconvenience, so please help reinforce the importance of good behavior on the bus to your child.
Bus safety reminders will be provided to each child during the first month of the school year. In addition all students will review the bus expectations as part of Bus safety classes.Parents/Guardians should also help us by reviewing bus safety and expectations for bus behavior. Again, this is to ensure our students get to school and home safely and in a timely manner.
Students are not allowed to ride home with other studentsIf a change in bus transportation is necessary, please notify the office by 1:00pm