You received an information postcard from the Sudbury Student Services Consortium at the end of last term. Kindly note that students may not change their buses on a day to day basis. Close attention will be paid to the Board’s Transportation Policy as it relates to busing distances, 0.5km for kindergarten, 1.0km for grades1-3, and 1.6 km for Grades 4-8.
Parents are responsible for contacting the Sudbury Student Services Consortium if there are any information changes. The contact for C.R. Judd is KELLY. Her phone number is 521-1234, ext. 8108 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The transporation policy is outlined in the Board approved manual. The following general regulations are for your information:
- Transportation is a privilege and students are held responsible for their conduct while waiting for and riding on the school buses
- Problems with times, routes, etc. should be directed to the consortium
- Transportation privileges will be suspended for students unable to behave in an acceptable manner.
- Students who are transported by bus must return home by bus unless written permission has been given each time a student does not follow his/her transportation procedures.
School Bus Procedures
School bus transportation is a privilege – ignoring these rules could result in this privilege being withdrawn.
- Be ready at the school bus stop 5 minutes ahead of the designated bus arrival time. Be waiting for the bus, it cannot wait for you.
- Stay off the road at all times while waiting for the bus. Bus riders must conduct themselves in a safe manner and always respect other people and property while waiting.
- Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop, with the stop arm out before attempting to enter the bus.
- Horseplay and fighting while waiting for the bus is very dangerous and is therefore not permitted.
- Bus riders are not permitted to move toward the bus at the school loading zone until the buses have been brought to a complete stop.
While on the Bus
- Bus riders must remain seated while the bus is in motion, sitting in an upright, proper position at all times.
- Keep head, arms, and hands inside the bus at all times after entering and until leaving the bus. Nothing is allowed to protrude from or be thrown out the windows of the bus.
- Eating is strictly prohibited on the bus, including candies, gum, etc.
- Assist in keeping the bus safe and sanitary at all times. Bus riders are not permitted to litter the bus with food or other debris.
- Treat bus equipment as you would valuable furniture in your home. Damage to seats, etc., must be paid for by the offender.
- Keep books, lunch pails, packages, coats and all other objects out of the aisles.
- Absolute quiet when approaching a railroad crossing stop is required.
- Remember that loud talking and laughing or unnecessary confusion diverts the driver’s attention and may result in a serious accident.
- Be courteous to fellow pupils, the bus driver, the bus patrollers and help to look after the safety and comfort of small children.
- In case of a road emergency, children are to remain in the bus.
- Horseplay, fighting, the use of profane language or smoking is strictly probhibited on the bus.
- Pets or animals of any kind are strictly prohibited on the bus.
- Skis, ski poles, snowshoes or sleighs are strictly prohibited on the bus.
- Skates, provided they are protected by guards, and musical instruments that may be held comfortable on the lap are permitted on the bus.
After Leaving the Bus
- Cross the road, when necessary, after getting off the bus (at least ten feet in front of the bus), but only after looking to be sure that no traffic is approaching from either direction.
- Help look after the safety and comfort of small children.
- Be alert to the danger signal from the driver.
- The driver will not discharge riders at places other than the regular bus stop, at the home or at school, unless by proper authorization from the parent, school official, and/or service provider.
General Rule Concerning School Bus Transportation
The instructions of the bus driver are to be obeyed without question at all times. Where a member of the school bus patrol is assigned to a bus, it is for the purpose of rendering assistance and to provide an extra measure of safety. This individual is deserving of everyone’s support. Bus drivers are to report any misconduct to the principal.