The most important fact that parents must be aware of
is the Danger Zone around the outside of a school bus. Despite all of
the special mirrors on a bus, drivers may not always be able to see
young children who are close to the bus.
Parents can help by:
Encouraging students to stay out of the danger
zone and do so themselves.
If a child needs to cross the road to get on or
off the bus and you meet the bus, please cross with him or her,
following the driver's hand signal.
Avoid purchasing traditional yellow raincoats,
which blend in with the color of the bus.
Remove all jacket and coat drawstrings.
Students should keep all belongings in a book
bag. Loose items dropped by children can cause them to reach into
the Danger Zone.
Musical instruments too large to fit on a child's
lap are not permitted (they could block an emergency evacuation).
This is also true of oversized book bags with airport-style wheels.
If your son or daughter needs to go to an
alternative site (i.e.: a babysitter) please notify the school and
Bus Garage in writing in a timely way. Special forms are available
in the schools and at the Bus Garage.