School Bus Expectations

  • ACPS School Bus Expectations

    *Our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable ride for your children, and with your assistance in enforcing the following Bus Safely guidelines we can provide that safe and enjoyable atmosphere.

    Walking to the Bus Stop:

    • Practice good pedestrian behavior
    • Walk on the sidewalk whenever possible, stay off the street
    • When needing to cross, look left, then right, then both ways again

    Ready and Waiting:

    • Arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes early
    • Parents be waiting at the bus stop 10 minutes before drop off time for younger students

    Know the Danger Zones:

    • The 10 giant step rule is a good measurement to remember the danger zone around the bus
    • When near a bus, have the driver’s attention, never play near or around a school bus, after exiting, walk directly home

    Load and Unload Safely:

    • Always be on time
    • Do not run to or from the bus
    • Wait at least 10 ft from where the bus stops, wait for the bus to completely stop before approaching
    • Your driver will tell you when to get on
    • Walk up the steps, never push or shove
      • If you drop something in the danger zone, leave it and tell the driver!

    Safe School Bus Riding:

    • Sit facing the front, feet in front of you
    • Keep the aisle clear at all times
    • Always listen to and obey the bus driver the first time
    • Take your seat promptly and sit properly, facing forward at all times
    • Keep feet and belongings out of the aisle
    • Keep head, arms, and all items inside the bus
    • Do not throw anything in school bus or in or out bus windows
    • Talk quietly, the driver must concentrate to drive the bus safely
    • Save snacks for snack time at school or until you get home
    • No fighting, shouting, or horseplay in or around the bus
    • Always follow the driver’s instructions the first time

    Skateboards, scooters, skates, and wheeled shoes are not allowed on the bus, please leave these items at home.

    Remember Our Goal

    * Is to provide a safe and enjoyable ride for our precious cargo, your children.

    Thank You, ACPS Transportation