Transportation

    Riding the school bus is a privilege. The school bus is considered to be an extension of the student’s classroom. Inappropriate conduct at bus stops, on district vehicles, or in the process of boarding or exiting such vehicle may result in student disciplinary action including, but not limited to, denial of transportation privileges. Students receive permission to travel to and from school by bus when prior arrangements have been made between parents and the school. Parents must obtain prior permission from the administration for students not previously assigned to ride a bus, or a particular bus (i.e., to travel with a school friend). Students on special-activity buses are under the direct supervision of the bus driver in cooperation with the sponsor(s). Students who do not conduct themselves properly will be denied the privilege of riding on special-activity buses.

Transportation Schedules

Bus Schedules

Morning Pick-Up: (Please arrive at bus stop 10 minutes prior to pick-up.)

  

Sunridge Elementary School
Bus Routes

School Bus Rules

 • Riding the school bus is a privilege. The school bus is considered to be an extension of the student’s classroom.
• Inappropriate conduct at bus stops, on district vehicles, or in the process of boarding or exiting such vehicle may result in student disciplinary action including, but not limited to, denial of transportation privileges.
• Students receive permission to travel to and from school by bus when prior arrangements have been made between parents and the school. Parents must obtain prior permission from the administration for students not previously assigned to ride a bus, or a particular bus (i.e., to travel with a school friend).
• Students on special-activity buses are under the direct supervision of the bus driver in cooperation with the sponsor(s). Students who do not conduct themselves properly will be denied the privilege of riding on special activity buses.

 At the bus stop and boarding the bus:

• Be on time.
• Middle school students must wear their student id’s.
• Maintain orderly conduct at the bus stop.
• Line up in single file, with younger students in front, so they can board first.
• Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before attempting to get on board.
• Board the bus quickly but without pushing.
• Never run onto the bus, as the steps or floor may be slippery. Use the handrail and place your foot squarely on the step.
• Go directly to your seat, sit straight, and face the front of the bus.

Conduct on the bus:

• The bus will not move until all are seated.
• Remain seated throughout the trip.
• Keep your books and parcels on your lap or under the seat or on the luggage rack.
• Keep the aisle clear.
• Do not talk to the driver except in an emergency.
• Do not do anything that might disturb the driver.
• Do not yell or talk in a loud manner.
• Do not put hands, arms, head, feet out the window.
• Do not open the windows without the driver’s permission.
• Do not throw anything inside the bus or from the bus.
• Do not touch the emergency door, exit controls or any of the bus safety equipment.
• Do not discard refuse in the bus.
• Do not eat or drink on the bus (plastic water bottles are permitted).
• Follow the driver’s instructions.
• Talk quietly, using respectful language.
• No vulgar language is allowed.

 

Exit from the bus:

• Remain seated until the bus had reached its destination and has come to a complete stop.
• Do not push or crowd when leaving the bus.

 

Disciplinary Actions

• When a rider misbehaves, the driver will explain the need for good behavior.
• If the rider continues to violate the rules, the driver will make a written report to the principal.
• The principal will call the student into the office and warn the student that parents must be notified that bus privileges will be revoked if the behavior continues.
• The driver will report further misconduct to the principal. The student could be barred from the bus.
• Parents will be notified of the disciplinary action and how long it will last. The parent must assume the responsibility for transporting the child to and from school.
• A student who loses bus privileges will be refused transportation on all buses for the specified time.
The driver has the authority to assign and reassign seat.

 

Loss of Bus Privileges

 

• Students may lose bus privileges immediately for serious safety infractions such as, but not limited to: fighting, destruction of property, use of a weapon, or making a dangerous threat while on the bus.
• The length of time the student is ineligible to ride the bus will be determined by school administrators.
• All bus suspensions are for AM and PM runs, as well as inter-sessions. Serious infractions at the end of the school year may carry over to the beginning of the next year.