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Student Behaviors

Bus Safety | Westwind School Division


On the Bus

Follow the directions of the driver.

Stay seated – back to back and bottom to bottom.
Backpack on your lap.

Body parts and objects must remain inside the bus.

No smoking, vaping, e-cigarettes, drugs or alcohol allowed.

Driver will assign seats as they deem necessary to ensure safety on the bus ride to and from the school. Seat assignments are a positive way for the ride to be consistent and safe; this aids the driver with discipline.

Refrain from eating and drinking on the bus for safety and to keep the bus clean.

Report any inappropriate or illegal behaviors to the driver.

No weapons or dangerous objects allowed.

Stay quiet at railroad crossings.

All electronic devices must be turned off at railroad crossings and remove ear buds.

Respect the bus by not marking or poking holes in seats.

Taking photos or videos is not allowed.

Refrain from fighting, horseplay, and pretend fighting.

Speak in a calm, soft voice and refrain from inappropriate gestures and language, threats, and bullying.

Loading and Unloading

Stay at least 12 feet away from the edge of the road when waiting at the bus stop.

Be out of your car when waiting for the bus.

Arrive 5 minutes early to your assigned bus stop.

Wait quietly and orderly for the bus.

Wait for driver’s signal before crossing the street/loading bus.

Put electronics away.

Get on and off the bus at your assigned stop.

Board the bus one-at-a-time.

When boarding the bus, go directly to your assigned seat.

Always walk and use the handrail.

Respect others around you, including other’s property.

Place all items in backpack and out of the aisle.

Before exiting the bus, place all items inside your backpack.

When exiting the bus, go directly to your home.