Inclement Weather is Here. Please Take Extra Care at Drop-off & Pick-up
With inclement weather impacting our area it’s important to take extra care and time while driving, especially when picking and dropping students off at school. As always, please be mindful of surrounding cars, school buses, and pedestrians when entering or exiting our school grounds during drop off and pick up.
Please also consider these safety tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
- Have a safe driver behind the wheel.
- The car should not move until everyone is buckled up.
- Use appropriate car seats and booster seats for younger passengers, and remember: every child under 13 must ride in the back seat—no exceptions.
- No phone use when driving!
Driving Behind or Near a School Bus:
- Whenever the red, alternate flashing lights (near the top of the bus) are illuminated all traffic must stop in both directions, as students are loading or unloading and may be crossing the road.
- Please be exceedingly aware of school buses that are stopped.
- Students that are getting off the bus at their stop must be extra cautious to exit the bus and walk away from it as quickly as possible.
- Please instruct your child that if he or she drops papers or books, to walk away far from the bus and get the driver’s attention. Never go under the bus to retrieve papers and stand back a good distance from the bus.
Riding the School Bus:
- Stay five steps away from the curb.
- Always wait for the bus driver to tell you when to board.
- Face forward after finding a seat on the bus.
- Exit the bus when it stops, look left-right-left, and take five steps away from the bus toward the curb.
- Use the sidewalk whenever possible, and if there is not a sidewalk, walk on the edge of the street facing traffic.
- Be aware of your surroundings when walking near traffic.
- Use crosswalks whenever they are available to cross the street.
- Look left-right-left before crossing any street.
Thank you for your continued partnership in promoting the safety, and well-being of all who reside within the community we serve.