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

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02/22/2018
February 19, 2018  Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Faculty:Thank you for your thoughtfulness and insights in response to the Florida tragedy. It is heartening to hear from so many people who care so deeply about the school community.
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02/06/2018
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Posted on
02/04/2018
Many of you know  Gene Connolly, the retired Principal at Concord High School who is living with ALS. In fact, his wife Patty is a P.E. teacher at Hopkinton Middle High School. The cost of daily nursing for Gene has become burdensome and so we are asking that you consider donating to their family to help with these expenses. Here is the link to the Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/...
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