Tips For Parents

Help your child get safely to school by reviewing the following safety tips:

  • Speak with your child and instruct them on how to cross the street in order to board or depart the bus.  Always pay attention to the bus driver's signal to cross AND stop and look both ways before crossing.  If a vehicle is approaching, WAIT to ensure that they are stopping.  Even if the bus is stopped and stop sign is deployed, this DOES NOT guarantee that motorists will stop.
  • Have your children put everything they carry in a backpack or school bag so that they won't drop things along the way.
  • Have them wear bright, contrasting colors so they will be more easily seen by drivers.
  • Make sure they leave home on time so they can walk to the bus stop and arrive before the bus is due. Running can be dangerous.
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