Transportation

School Bus Safety

Please review the following information with your child prior to the start of school. Our goal is to work together to ensure a safe ride to and from school. 

AT THE BUS STOP:

  • Walk to the bus stop, do not run.
  • Be at the bus stop five to ten minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
  • Wait in a safe place and never engage in horseplay at the bus stop.
  • Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop, activate red flashing lights and stop sign to be extended before approaching the bus.
  • Never speak to strangers at the bus stop and never get into a car with a stranger.  Notify your parents, bus driver and or teacher immediately if a stranger tries to talk to you or pick you up.

ON THE BUS:

  • Go directly to a seat. Remain seated and facing forward for the entire ride.
  • Talk quietly (so the driver will not be distracted).
  • Always be courteous and respectful of others.
  • If you need to talk to the bus driver, wait for the bus to stop, raise your hand and call the driver's name.
  • Keep the aisles clear at all times.
  • Never throw anything on the bus or out the windows.
  • Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before getting out of your seat.

EXIT THE BUS:

  • When getting off the bus, step five or more steps away from the door. Stay away from the bus wheels and watch out for moving cars.
  • Once you get off the bus, go straight home so an adult will know where you are.
  • Only get on and off the bus at your designated stop.
  • If you leave something on the bus, NEVER go back to get it. The driver may not see you come back and may begin to move the bus.
  • If you drop something near the bus, tell the driver.  NEVER attempt to pick it up without talking to the driver.

CROSSING STUDENTS SHOULD:

  • Walk in front of the bus, NEVER behind the bus.
  • Walk at least 10 steps ahead of the bus.
  • Be sure the bus driver can see you and you can see the bus driver.
  • Wait for the driver's signal to cross.

 

Transportation Forms:

2020-2021 Transportation Request (Deadline 10/26/2020 at 6:00 pm)

 

Bus Routes:

 

Sue Downing

Director of Transportation 

sdowning@bourneps.org 

(508)759-0670 ext. 6258

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