Please know your child’s bus number. It is not necessary to contact Davison Bus Lines Ltd. if your child is going to be absent from school. Students are NOT allowed to change buses except in exceptional circumstances or in an emergency. A written request must be forwarded to the Principal for approval.
If students need to change stops on the same bus route, parents/guardians must provide the office with written permission.
The bus is an extension of the school. The same Upper Grand District School Board policies and rules apply to both.
TRANSPORTATION GENERAL CODE OF CONDUCT
A student shall:
a) follow the driver’s directions
b) obey the bus patroller
c) be courteous and respectful at all times
d) keep off the traveled portion of the road on the way to the pick-up point
e) arrive at the pick-up point not earlier than ten (10) minutes and no later than five (5) minutes before scheduled pick-up time
f) ride only the bus assigned
g) be picked up and discharged only at designated stops
h) keep books, lunch boxes and bulky items on his/her lap
i) leave windows closed, unless authorized by the driver to open them
j) keep arms and head inside the bus at all times
k) not carry potentially dangerous or objectionable objects and/or materials
l) not eat or chew gum on a school bus
m) remain seated while the bus is in motion
n) whenever possible, leave the last row of seats vacant
o) be held responsible for damage done to the bus due to vandalism or other improper behaviour
A student must be aware that serious or repeated misconduct will be recorded and that the report may be placed in the Ontario Student Record folder. A student must also be aware that such conduct may result in the loss of the provision of transportation. Bus transportation is a privilege not a right.
a) Arrive at the bus stop five (5) minutes before pick-up time.
b) Stand well away from the road until the bus is stopped.
c) Line up in a single file, and when the bus is stopped, board the bus in an orderly fashion using the handrail.
d) If it is necessary to cross the road to board the bus, wait for the driver’s direction before crossing and stay at least five (5) to eight (8) paces in front of the bus when crossing.
a) Stay in the seat until the bus comes to a stop.
b) Leave the bus in an orderly fashion, using the handrail.
c) If his/her lane way is directly beside the door of the bus, continue up the lane.
d) If it is necessary to walk to his/her lane way, remain at the stop, a safe distance from the bus (three (3) paces) until the bus has departed.
e) If it is necessary to cross the road, line up in single file, and when everyone is lined up, cross under the direction of the driver, and stay at least five (5) to eight (8) paces in front of the bus when crossing.