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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01/21/2019
Congratulations to our students participating in the PTA’s Reflections Art Program. This year’s theme is focused on “Heroes Around Me.” The following students have drawings or paintings on display at the state-wide art show:Morgan Gilman, Lily Sproles, Charlotte O’Brien, Maisie Emerson, Ryan Barrett, Julia Martel, Merrick Chapin, RJ Lang, and Sophia Malcolm.
Posted on
01/21/2019
IMPORTANT REMINDERS• All students need to wear snow pants at recess until the snow is gone.• Do not drop your kids off before 7:30. There are simply no adults to monitor them.• Speaking of parent drop off in the morning, please drive up as far as you can when dropping off your child, do not drive around the line, and prepare your child so you don’t have to get out of the car. Somehow we have to...
Posted on
11/24/2018
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