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Bus Safety Tips

Arrive at the bus stop five minutes early.
Stand at least 5 giant steps (10 feet) away from the edge of the road. * Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says it’s okay before stepping onto the bus.
Be careful that clothing and drawstrings and book bags with straps or dangling objects do not get caught in the handrail or door when exiting the bus.
Check both ways for cars before stepping off the bus.
Crossing students should:

Walk in front of the bus; never walk behind the bus.
Walk on the sidewalk or along the side of the road to a point at least 10 giant steps ahead of the bus.
Be sure the bus driver can see them, and they can see the bus driver.
Wait for the driver’s signal to cross.
There are busy streets in our district that we do not allow elementary students to cross; we provide stops on both sides to prevent this from happening.