One area of continued concern is
student safety. Parents are asked to review and
reinforce bus safety procedures such as not crossing
the road until given the "thumbs up" sign
by the driver. Community members are asked to be
vigilant for stopped busses as the curves and hills
of many roads do not allow for advance warning.
Equally important is adherence to
school procedures for changing a childís normal
drop-off location. To provide the greatest safety
measure, parents and guardians are asked to provide
the school with a signed bus note indicating the
address and name of the person to whom the child
will be dropped off. Recognizing that emergencies do
arise, changes without a signed bus pass are
required to be approved by an administrator.
Thank you for your continued
support. Together we will continue to positively
impact the lives of our children.
Please try to remember to send in a note with
updates (new address, change in telephone
numbers...) for your Emergency forms. Last year
there were several incidents where we couldnít
contact parents because information was invalid. Donít
rely on children to pass on such important
All bus changes should be received in written
form prior to 1:00 p.m. This includes written notes,
faxes, or e-mails with telephone approval. Please be
sure to include the childís first and last name,
location to be dropped off including address and
name of residence, the dates to be dropped off or
picked up, parent/guardianís signature, and the
date of request. At times, substitute secretaries
may be on duty and arenít always familiar with the
names and locations within our district.
For those children who go to more than one
household, i.e. babysitter, alternate parent, or
relative, feel free to send in a permanent bus pass
by the week, month, or year if you know the
& DROP-OFF GUIDELINES
child is expected to be waiting at the pick-up stop for
the bus upon arrival. In
the case of inclement weather, students may wait under
cover with their coats, shoes, and backpacks on.
When the door to the bus opens, the student(s)
should be visibly walking to the bus.
The bus cannot wait at each stop for multiple
siblings to walk individually to the bus.
- 3 students will only be dropped off at home when the
driver makes visual contact with a responsible
in grades 4-12 will be dropped off without visual
alter these drop-off guidelines, the parent/guardian
needs to provide the office with written notification
with specific details.
Bus Safety Rules
To help maintain the safety of our students while
on the bus, drivers are required to enforce the
*Students are to remain seated at all times.
*Students are to keep hands and feet out of the
*Students are to keep hands and feet to themselves.
*Students are to use appropriate language.
*Students are to keep their voices at a low level.
*Students are not permitted to eat or drink while
on the bus.
*Students are to respectfully and immediately
follow the directions of the driver.
Parents and guardians are asked to review proper
bus behavior with their children.