Held during the third full week of October each year, National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program and an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties - to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety. Designed to promote school bus safety, school districts throughout the country observe School Bus Safety Week.

2020 National School Bus Safety Week: October 19-23, 2020 and the theme is "Red Lights Means STOP!”

At the Bus Stop:

· Arrive early at the bus stop – at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive

· Stand 6 feet (or three giant steps) away from the curb while waiting for the bus

· Supervise young children

Around the Bus

· Cross in front of the bus – at least 10 feet (or five giant steps) – and make eye contact with the driver before crossing

· Never walk behind the bus

· If you drop something near the bus, do not pick it up; tell the bus driver instead

Getting On/Off the Bus

· Wait until the bus has stopped and the door opens before approaching the bus or standing up on the bus

· Use the handrail

· Secure any loose or hanging objects like straps on a backpack or drawstrings on a hood

Behavior on the Bus:

· Buckle up if seat belts are available

· Stay in your seat keeping head, arms and papers inside the bus, and talk quietly

· Keep aisles clear of books and bags

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