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.

    Danger Zone








     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
    • Matches/lighters/fireworks
    • Glass items
    • Golf clubs
    • Weapons/Anything dangerous

    Behavior consequences:

    • 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

    State Patrol's Don't Text & Drive Safety Video

    Bus Safety Documents: