Suggestions for Parents

Bus-Welcome

Positive Suggestions for Parents

  • Please take some quality time to discuss safety practices and the bus regulations with your child(ren).
  • Make sure your child(ren) understands why it is important to follow the rules and think safety at all times.
  • Keep open lines of communication with your child's driver, as she/he is the first and last person with whom your child interacts before and after school.
  • Ensure that your child(ren) wait a safe distance from the roadway and refrain from horseplay at the bus stop.
  • Be sure that your child(ren) is at the bus stop on time - at least ten minutes before the bus's normal arrival time!
  • Explain to your child(ren) that she/he must respect the private property of others while waiting for the bus.
  • Insist on good behavior by your child(ren) and her/his friends so that the driver can concentrate on driving the school bus.
  • Make sure that the student can comfortably handle whatever she/he carries onto the school bus.
  • If possible, signal or notify the bus driver on days when your child(ren) will not be riding the bus to school.
  • Visit the bus stop and observe the atmosphere.
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