School Bus Safety

School buses are quite safe and easily the safest means for children to get to school and back. But here are some practical lessons taken partly from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and my own background to maximize their protection:
1. Allow plenty of time to get kids to the bus stop. Children who are late may be tempted to run into a busy street.
2. Children need to wait in a safe place at the bus stop away from any traffic.
3. Instruct your children to never, ever, walk behind a bus or too close in front of a bus. Buses have blind spots that kids need to be aware of. Before crossing in front of the bus, take five “giant steps” (about 10 feet) away from the bus.
4. Kids should never stick their hands, heads, or any objects out bus windows.
5. When in line to get in or out a bus, children need to walk orderly. This may seem obvious but students become so comfortable with the bus that they forget it is a very large moving vehicle that they need to respect.
6. Students should walk three “giant steps” away from the bus after they arrive at their destination.
7. If a child drops something near the bus, they should not pick it up until they talk to a driver or an adult on duty. Drivers cannot always see children if they are close to the bus.

News

Posted on
02/15/2020
Mark your calendars for the annual HMS Spaghetti Dinner on the evening of Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (A day earlier than the previously announced date.) Like last year, this will include our Scholastic Book Fair that night as well. More details forthcoming. The Book Fair will also be in our library during the week of 3/23/20-3/27/20.
Posted on
01/20/2020
Harold Martin School has seen a recent increase in cases of strep throat through all grade levels. Some symptoms, other than a sore throat, are headache, stomachache and fever. If your child is diagnosed with strep throat and prescribed antibiotics, he/she must stay home for at least twenty four hours from the start of the medication. Your child must also be fever free when returning.
Posted on
01/20/2020
- Reaching For The Stars is back! This popular annual after-school enrichment program is open to all students K-3 and runs for 4 consecutive THURSDAYS from 2:35-3:45pm - March 12, 19, 26 and April 2. Before we can send out sign-ups, we need to set classes and WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Please contact us today if you’re available to Lead a Class (of your choice) or Assist with a Class!!
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