WHAT CAN PARENTS/GUARDIANS DO TO PREPARE STUDENTS TO RIDE THE BUS?

Remind student(s):

• To be at the school bus stop on time (five to 10 mins. prior to scheduled pick up time);

• To wait in a safe place away from the side of the road;

• To know the danger zones around the bus where the driver cannot see them;

• To board the bus in single file, holding onto the handrail;

• To find a seat right away, and stay seated, facing forward at all times;

• To make sure the aisle stays clear;

• To listen to and not distract the driver;

• That throwing things, misbehaving, eating, drinking or smoking are not allowed; and

• To keep heads and arms inside the bus.

The Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium holds an annual First Rider Program - a free safety program for first-time school vehicle riders.

 

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