Safety & Behavior Rules
Rules to remember:
- Arrive five minutes before the bus is scheduled to come.
- Respect the property around the bus stop.
- If you are crossing the street, watch for a sign from the driver (a hand signal or a nod) that it is OK to cross.
- Cross ten feet in front of the bus where the driver can see you.
- When you get off the bus, move 10 feet away and stay there until the bus driver signals you that it is safe to cross the street.
- Walk in front of the bus, look both ways and, if no cars are moving, cross the street.
- Stay out of the danger zone around the bus.
Bus Behavior Rules:
- Follow the driver's instructions
- Remain in your seat at all times
- Speak in a quiet voice
- Do not tease or harass others
- Do not fight or be rowdy
- Keep your hands and feet to yourself
- Do not throw objects inside the bus or out the window
- Do not eat or drink on the bus
- Keep the aisle clear
- Do not bring anything dangerous on the bus
What's allowed on the Bus:
- Generally, students may bring items that fit into a backpack. An exception is musical instruments, which may be brought to school for music classes.
Objects not allowed on the bus:
- Animals, insects or fish
- Skis, snowboards, skateboards
- Glass items
- Golf clubs
- Weapons/Anything dangerous
- Riding the bus is a privilege, not a right. When a student chooses not to behave on the bus, the driver will discuss the behavior with the student and fill out a bus conduct report. The driver may also assign the student to a seat at the front of the bus.
- First Incident: The driver will discuss the misbehavior with the student. The bus company will send a report to the parent and the school.
- Second Incident: The driver will discuss the misbehavior with the student. The bus company will again send a report to the parent and the school. A school staff member will contact the parent.
- Third and Subsequent Incidents: The student will not be allowed to ride the bus for a period of time. The parent and student will be invited to a conference. If a student's behavior on the bus is dangerous or destructive, bus riding privileges may be revoked immediately. When a student is not allowed to ride the bus, it is the parent's responsibility to get the student to and from school.
Bus Safety Videos:
School Bus Safety: Be Ready for the Ride Video -MN Department of Public Safety & MN State Patrol
Bus Safety Documents: