Parental Involvement


So you are starting off to school? What an exciting time, so let’s make it a safe journey by learning the safety rules for traveling to school by a school bus.

At the bus stop …

  • Arrive at your bus stop on time.
  • Wait in line on the curb until the bus doors are open.
  • If you miss the bus, do not run after it.
  • Do not carry big and clumsy objects on the bus.
  • Use the hand rail to get on and off the bus.

On the bus …

  • Remain seated facing the front of the bus at all times.
  • Keep arms, legs, and carry-on items out of the aisles.
  • Keep arms, hands, head, and feet inside the bus.
  • Get the driver’s permission to open or close the windows.
  • Keep food and drinks in your backpack or lunch bags.
  • Throwing objects could cause serious injuries.
  • Avoid distracting the driver.
  • Keep your hands and your feet to yourself.
  • Always talk quietly.
  • Do not use radios or other audio equipment.

Getting off the bus …

  • Beware of the bus danger zones.
  • When approaching or leaving the bus, always cross in front of the bus where the driver can see you.
  • If you can touch the bus when you’re walking beside it, you’re too close.
  • Wait for the signal from the driver before crossing the street.
  • If you drop something, ask a patrol or an adult to get it for you. Never get it yourself!