School & Bus Safety

Traveling to and from School

  1. Plan a walking route to the school or bus stop. Choose the most direct route with
    the fewest street crossings and, if possible, with intersections that have crossing guards.
  2. Walk the route with your child before school starts. Have them stay away from parks,
    vacant lots, fields or other places were there aren’t many people around.
  3. Tell your child never to talk to strangers or accept rides or gifts from strangers.
    This is anyone your child doesn’t know well or doesn’t trust.
  4. Always walk with a friend, neighbor, or sibling. Never walk alone if possible.
  5. Always obey traffic signals and signs, be extra careful in times of bad weather. If
    it’s dark outside wear reflective clothing.
  6. If driving your child, don’t leave until you see them enter the school. Pick them up
    as close to school as possible.
  7. Most traffic accidents occur close to home, be sure that everyone uses seat belts.
    Make sure child safety seats are properly installed for younger children.
  8. Be sure your child knows his/her phone number and address, your work number and
    that of another trusted adult.

School Bus Safety

  1. When you’re getting on the bus walk in a single line. No pushing or shoving.
  2. Find a seat and stay put, walking around while the bus is moving is dangerous.
  3. Keep the noise down. Talk in a quiet voice, there’s no need to yell.
  4. When getting off the bus, hold onto the handrails for balance.
  5. After getting off the bus proceed directly to the sidewalk, if there is no sidewalk
    stay on the side of the road.
  6. When getting on or off the school bus stay our of the “danger zones” at the back and
    the front of the bus. Their area areas where the bus driver cannot see you.
  7. Always listen to the bus driver. He/she knows the rules to keep you safe.