Riding a school bus requires that students are punctual, reasonably quiet, polite, and able to sit in a cramped space without pushing or shoving. Students also must remember to use appropriate language, and to keep their feet out of the isle and their back packs under the seat or in their lap.
All of these behaviours must be adhered to with very little supervision. The only adult on the bus is the driver and for safety reasons should not be distracted.
So, you can no doubt see that teaching, reminding and praising students for good behaviour is vitally important for the safety and comfort of all the students on a bus. So too are discussions on cooperation and safety.
Are all of us doing our part? If you are a parent, a school administrator, a bus driver, are you doing your part?
Rocky View Schools and the bus contractors sponsor a First Ride Program in August. This program provides important information and gives new riders an opportunity to experience bus riding. Although this year’s training is passed, it is important that everyone involved with Rocky View bus students take ownership of our students’ safety by reviewing RVS’ Student Code of Conduct for Bus Passengers.
Please ask yourself, are you doing your part? Your support will make a difference.