Bus safety Reminders
Bus safety reminders
Posted on 10/08/2019
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UCS is the largest busing district in the state of Michigan! Crissman alone has 16 different buses servicing our students in the AM and in the PM. With approximately 250 bus drivers transporting about 18,000 children a day, safety is a priority. Some very important rules from the UCS Elementary Student Handbook on Bus Safety:

-Students are dropped off and picked up in designated bus lanes near the school entrance.
Parents who drive their children to school must keep bus and fire lanes free by parking or standing only in designated areas.
-Students should be at their assigned bus stops approximately ten minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. For the first two weeks of school, kindergarten, first and second-grade students riding the bus should wear a tag indicating their name, address, and bus number.
-Student conduct while riding to and from school should be an extension of good classroom behavior. Whether at the bus stop or on the bus traveling to and from school or on an off-site field trip, students are expected to behave appropriately.
-Obey the bus driver, show respect to the bus driver and fellow passengers
-Remain seated at all times and keep all parts of the body inside the seating area.
-Eating, drinking, and gum chewing are not allowed
Hold all carry-on items, such as backpacks, musical instruments, etc. in your lap
-Board and exit the bus in an orderly manner at the assigned bus stop
-Name-calling, vulgarity, profanity, abusive or derogatory comments or gestures, bullying, harassment, hate speech or threats of violence are prohibited
-Use of electronic communication devices (such as cell phones or cameras) is not permitted
-There are no preferential seat assignments, although bus driver or administrator may assign seats