Transportation

Kiwetin School and the FNEC with your cooperation, wishes to improve school transportation safety for the benefit of our students.

We believe that a student well informed is a safer passenger.

That is why we present these reminders, to help you understand the importance of safety rules.

Together we can make our community a safer place for our children.

Rules to Remember

1. RESPECT BOARDING STOPS

Be at your bus stop 5 minutes before the bus arrives.
Respect other peoples property: don’t destroy your neighbors or communities property at the bus stop.

2. REMAIN AT THE BUS STOP UNTIL THE BUS COMES TO A  COMPLETE STOP

Wait for the bus at a secure place, away from the side of the road, and in an orderly fashion.
Don’t make too much noise, your neighbors could still be sleeping.

3. ALWAYS LOOK IN BOTH DIRECTIONS BEFORE CROSSING

If you have to cross the road to get on your bus, wait until the bus has come to a complete stop and the lights are flashing and all traffic has stopped, then always look to your left, right and left again before crossing, in a straight line not at an angel or running.

4. DON’T RUN WHEN CROSSING

To get on the bus, use the safest way, and don’t play on the road while crossing the road.
Be alert. If there is no sidewalks, walk in a single line facing the traffic.

5. DON’T RUN AFTER THE BUS

If you are late for the school bus, don’t run after the bus. Stop and return home advising your parents that you missed your school bus.

Don’t speak to people who offer you a ride to school if you don’t know them.

You shouldn’t walk to school alone if you normally take the school bus.

6. BOARD THE BUS ONE BY ONE WITHOUT BUSHING.

When getting on the bus, do so in a single file, using the handrail.

Don’t push against the school bus door to open it.

7. LISTEN AND OBEY THE DRIVER

Once you have boarded the bus, take your assigned seat, or the first one available.

Don’t yell or scream, this could distract the driver and cause an accident.

The driver requires your co-operation to do his job safely. Be responsible and helpful.

8. REMAIN SEATED AT ALL TIMES

Don’t change seats without permission from the bus driver.

9. KEEP YOUR SCHOOL BAGS AND OTHER ARTICLES OUT OF THE AISLE

Don’t throw objects inside or outside the school bus.

objects that cannot be placed in your seat must be approved and stored by the bus driver.

10.  KEEP THE AISLE CLEAR AT ALL TIMES

The aisle must be clear at all times in case of an emergency.  your legs and feet should be kept in front of you and not to obstruct other students getting on or off the bus.

11. DO NOT PUT YOUR HEAD OR ARMS OUTSIDE THE WINDOWS

Major injuries occur when students have put their heads and hands outside the windows.

12. DO NOT TAMPER WITH EMERGENCY EXITS

Students must know where emergency exits are located on the school bus, and know to operate them.

When opening an emergency exit an alarm goes off warning the driver. If this occurs while the bus is moving, it could cause panic and the bus driver could have an accident.

13. REMAIN SEATED UNTIL THE BUS HAS COME TO A COMPLETE STOP

Be alert, organized and ready when it your time to get off the school bus.

Let those in front of you get off first, without bushing.

When you get off the bus, be aware of the steps and use the handrail.

14. GET OFF AT YOUR REGULAR STOP UNLESS YOU HAVE PERMISSION TO DO OTHER WISE

When you get off the bus at school, get off in an orderly fashion and go directly into the school yard, or go directly to class without running.

When you get off at your bus stop, go directly home.

15. STAY 3 METERS FROM THE FRONT OF THE BUS, BE SURE YOU CAN SEE THE BUS DRIVER WHEN CROSSING THE ROAD

Move away from the front of the bus (3 meters) so the bus driver can see you crossing the road.

16. WAIT FOR THE DRIVER’S SIGNAL BEFORE CROSSING THE ROAD.

Don’t cross into oncoming traffic, without looking first to your left, and right, then left again.

Before crossing, wait for the signal form the bus driver, indicating that all traffic has come to a complete stop.

17. CROSS IN FRONT OF THE BUS

Once you are sure that the road is clear, cross the road without running.

You should never stop to pick up an object you have dropped in front or near the school bus.

Wait until the school bus and all traffic have left, and the road is clear before retrieving what you have dropped.

18. DO NOT HANG ONTO THE BUS WHEN IT LEAVES

Not only is this dangerous, you set a bad example for the younger children.

The driver cannot see you and a major accident could occur.