Even with longer days, and an earlier sunrise, winter is still here, and that means it’s usually colder and darker in the mornings at the bus stop.
To help our bus drivers make sure everyone gets to school on time, we ask that you review with your students some of the bus riding basics for the wintertime months:
- Be sure to dress for the weather each day, using a layering technique to stay warm. Hats, gloves, winter coats, and sturdy footwear will keep most kids warm while waiting on the bus.
- When a windchill warning is in effect, be sure to cover up any bare skin, especially hands, noses, and ears.
- Wearing bright clothing or something reflective helps us see you in the dark. Using your cell phone with the screen lit to flag down a bus helps us see you in advance of stopping.
- Be at the designated bus stop at least 10 minutes early. Safety is our number one goal, and driving a bit slower, or altering our routes at times, are two of the ways we make it happen in the dark mornings during the winter months. Being at the stop, and in the place of safety makes loading the bus that much faster.
- Remember – being on your porch, inside the house, or in a car does not count as the designated place of safety for the bus stop.
- In the event that we cancel school due to inclement weather, you will get a notice on the following channels – all-call phone blast, our website, our Facebook page, and Twitter. We also share closing information to a number of local TV and radio stations.
Thanks for riding with us this year. The school bus is the safest method for kids to travel to school, and keeps 750+ cars off the roads in Streetsboro alone.
Streetsboro City Schools