We believe bus riding is a wonderful opportunity to teach conduct and citizenship. As a result, we consider it a privilege for students to ride school buses.
WE EXPECT STUDENTS TO:
- Arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes before pick-up time.
- Follow the directions of the bus driver at all times.
- Stay seated in the assigned seat and face forward.
- Respect fellow bus riders.
- Talk quietly and use appropriate language.
- Keep hands and feet out of the aisles.
- Keep all body parts and belongings inside the windows.
- Never drink or eat on the bus.
- Never chew gum on the bus.
- Keep bus clean and don’t discard trash on the bus.
North Carolina State Law mandates that each kindergarten student who rides a school bus to/from school must be escorted to the pick-up stop and met at the drop-off stop by a responsible adult. As a result, kindergarten students cannot be released from the bus unless a responsible adult is present to meet them. If no adult meets them at the stop, we will bring the student back to school. We will contact their parent/guardian to pick them up from the school. In order to make sure we’re fair to everyone, after the first week of school, any kindergarten student brought back to the school three (3) times is dismissed from riding the bus. This helps us keep the buses on time so all parents can rely on our bus schedule. When a parent/guardian isn’t at the stop, there is a brief delay as the driver comforts the student. Bus schedules are very precise, and it doesn’t take many surprises to create impressive delays. As a result, we need this fair but strict policy.
IMPORTANT BUS SIGNALS
Your bus drivers care about the safety of each student. They use crossing signals to communicate.Students should stay 12 feet back from the street until they receive a thumbs up signal from their bus driver.
If students have to cross the street, the bus driver will use three hand signals.
- A palm facing toward the students means WAIT.
- If the driver puts one thumb up, it means it’s time to look both ways and make sure no vehicles are coming.
- When a driver points a finger toward the front of the bus, it means to cross at least 12 feet in front of the bus now.