- Listen to the radio for announcements about bus transportation.
- Dress warmly on cold days in case your bus is delayed.
Parents Can Help By....
- Reviewing the transportation information with your children and establishing a plan to follow in case they miss the bus or if the bus is delayed.
- Showing younger children where to get on and off the bus.
- Putting name and address tags on younger children's clothing and on the inside of lunch boxes.
- Instructing children not to cross the road until after the school bus has left.
Meeting your child at the bus stop
You are responsible for ensuring your child's safety in travelling to and from the bus stop location. A driver cannot leave the bus, and is not permitted to drop off a Kindergarten student unless someone is there to meet them. If a parent or caregiver is not at the stop to meet a Kindergarten student, the driver will keep the student on the bus. The driver, through their dispatcher, will attempt to contact the parent, Transportation Services and the school. If contact cannot be made with a parent or caregiver, the student will be returned to the school. Students in grades 1-12 do not require an adult to be present in order to be released from the bus.
Code of Conduct - Bus Safety
The school bus is an extension of the classroom and appropriate student behaviour is essential for bus safety. Students are to follow all instructions and safety procedures as outlined by their bus driver. Bus drivers may assign seats to the whole bus or individual students at any time.
Buses stop only at designated stops. Please be at the bus stop five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
- Show their pass to the bus driver when they get on the bus.
- Obey the bus driver's instructions.
- Remain seated while on the bus.
- Stand on the boulevard or sidewalk while waiting for the bus.
- Respect private property and the rights of others.
- Make sure that they have a clear view of traffic in both directions before crossing the street.
Passengers should not...
- Try to get on or off the bus when it is moving.
- Distract the driver with portable radios or loud and unnecessary conversations.
- Put arms and heads out of bus windows.
- Bring items on the bus that do not pertain to school activities - items that cannot be fully contained within a backpack may not be transported.
- Bring objects larger than a backpack on to the bus.
Unacceptable behaviour like running on residential lawns, climbing trees, fighting, scuffling, using obscene language, eating, smoking, endangering the safety of other students or damaging the bus will be reported to the school principal and may result in the withdrawal of transportation privileges.
St. Albert Public Schools
Video cameras may be used on school buses for safety and/or discipline purposes only.