School Bus Safety
If your child takes the bus, it is advisable that you stick to that routine. Our experience is that children who know routines demonstrate increased confidence because they know what to do. If your child is not going to take the bus, please advise the classroom teacher of the pick up plan. In order to keep with routines, it is requested that you pick up your child directly from his/her bus. Sometimes, children come to school saying that they are being ‘picked up’, yet the school has no information. To avoid end of day confusion and to ensure child safety, we will put any child without information directing otherwise, on the bus. Thank you for adhering to this communication protocol.
If you do plan to pick up your normally bussed child, please be at the school by 3:45 pm and wait for him/her at their bus. If a child does not have a note that they are being picked up, and you are not at the bus at dismissal time, we will put the child on the bus. Buses pull out at 4:00 pm sharp.
Kindergarten Bus Riders
Just a reminder, parents are responsible for ensuring their child’s safety to and from their bus stop. Parents/Guardians are required to be at the stop to meet kindergarten children; our drivers will not let an unmet kindergarten student off the bus. Please keep emergency contact information (e.g., cell phone numbers) where it is easily accessible by your kindergarten student. If you have missed the bus, drivers will often offer the courtesy of driving by the stop again at the end of the route and/or trying to contact the parent(s). If this is unsuccessful, they will return to the school with your child. Please note that substitute drivers normally follow the same processes.