Bus Routes 2019-2020

19-20 Bus Routes

 

Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Parents are welcome to drop-off their Kindergarten through 8th Grade children at the designated locations between 7:30am and 8:00am in the mornings. Parent’s of Pre-K students may drop off their Pre-K students directly in front of the Pre-K classroom (Room 2).

AM Drop-off

  • Bus Loop ( Red Zone )
    7:30am – 8:00am
  • East Parking Lot Loop ( Green Zone )
    7:30am – 8:00am

PM Pick-up / Car Rider

  • East Parking Lot Loop ( Green Zone )
    Afternoon Dismissal

Bus Stops

Students must use the designated stop closest to their home to board or depart the bus.  All passengers are expected to be ready at the scheduled pick-up time.  The rule is, whoever arrives first at the bus stop is first in line. There are no saving spots at bus stops.  Do not leave the bus stop to go retrieve something you have forgotten at home.  We are on a tight schedule and cannot wait for students who are not at the bus stop at the designated time.

At bus stops, passengers are expected to wait in an orderly manner, refrain from interfering with passing traffic, respect the rights of other passengers waiting for the bus and be courteous to people who may be passing by or living in the neighborhood.  Passengers should arrive at the bus stop no earlier than (5) five minutes before the scheduled bus stop time.

Misbehavior at a bus stop shall constitute a Level A Violation.  Violations are not limited to those listed and are at the discretion of the bus driver or school administration as to the severity of the violation.  Noise, rowdy behavior and/or property damage at a bus stop may cause the stop to be moved to a less convenient location.  Please be courteous to neighborhood property.  Stay off lawns, flowerbeds, etc. The bus driver becomes responsible for the students when he/she can see them as he/she approaches the bus stop.

Parent’s/guardians, if you are going to drop off or pick up your children at a bus stop you need to park and pick them up on the same side of the street/road that the bus is parked on.

Bus Danger Zone

WARNING

STAY OUT OF THE BUS “DANGER ZONE” WHICH EXTENDS OUT TEN (12) FEET FROM THE BUS ALL THE WAY AROUND THE BUS.  IF YOU’RE WALKING UP TO THE BUS AND IT STARTS TO MOVE, GET AWAY FROM THE BUS.  DO NOT CHASE A MOVING BUS AND NEVER GO UNDER A BUS.

RED LIGHT CROSSOVER-LOADING

(Escorted) Pre-school through Eighth (8th) Grade

The driver and students shall use the following procedures when a student needs to cross the road:

When it is safe, the driver shall walk directly to the center of the roadway and use the handheld stop sign.  Pupils are to wait where directed by the bus driver.  After reaching the center of the roadway, the driver will turn toward the pupils and tell them to cross the street.  The pupils must always cross the street between the driver and the front of the bus.  Pupils must never cross the roadway while the bus is approaching or is parked at the stop until the driver can provide a safe crossover that follows the steps just discussed.  Pupils must not cross the roadway until the red light is flashing, traffic is stopped, and the driver escorts them safely across the street.

RED LIGHT CROSSOVER-UNLOADING

(Escorted) Pre-school through Eighth (8th) Grade)

The bus driver is to be the first one out of the door.  Before stepping out of the bus, look in both directions along the right side of the bus for vehicles that might be trying to pass.  Also look for bicycles, tricycles, skateboard riders and joggers. Step forward to the right front of the vehicle and stop and wait for directions from the bus driver.  When it is safe, the driver will escort the pupils across.  Always cross between the driver and the front of the bus.  Parents/guardian if you are waiting for students on the side they get off, please cross with the students.  Never cross behind the bus.

AMBER LIGHTS

(California Driver Handbook 2007)

Stopped school buses and children crossing the street: Some school buses flash amber lights when preparing to stop and let children off the bus.  The ambers warn you to prepare to STOP.  When the bus flashes red lights (located at the top front and back of the bus), you must stop from either direction until the children are safely across the street and the lights stop flashing.  The law requires you to remain stopped as long as the red lights are flashing (VC 22454). If you fail to stop, you may be fined up to $1000 and your driving privilege could be suspended for one year.

Walking to and from Bus Stops

More than half of all pedestrian deaths and injuries occur when people cross or enter streets while one-third occurs between intersections.  Both driver and pedestrian errors contribute to these tragedies and traffic laws and their enforcement are aimed at reducing these statistics.  The following information is intended to provide an overview of California pedestrian laws.  The laws listed have been reworded, for exact language; please refer to the California Vehicle Code.  Local ordinances are not included.

Drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians who are crossing the roadway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.  However, the law does not relieve a pedestrian from taking due care for his or her own safety.  Pedestrians shall not suddenly leave the curb or other place of safety and walk or run in to the path of a vehicle that is close and immediate hazard.  While in the crosswalk, pedestrians shall not unnecessarily stop or delay traffic.

Pedestrian must use only marked crosswalks when crossing between adjacent intersections controlled by a traffic signal or police officer.  There are no legal unmarked crosswalks between these controlled intersections.

Always remember to tell your pupils to STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN before crossing any streets. Students must walk home immediately and never go anywhere else unless they have checked in with their parents/guardian. If you should have any questions, please call the Transportation Department at 584-4475 ext. 341.