Presentation on theme: "A Note To Teachers The Law Each district must provide public school pupils enrolled in kindergarten through grade 10 with age-appropriate school bus safety."— Presentation transcript:
A Note To Teachers The Law Each district must provide public school pupils enrolled in kindergarten through grade 10 with age-appropriate school bus safety training on the following concepts: (1)Transportation by school bus is a privilege and not a right (2) District behavior expectations for school bus safety. (3) Consequences for not following the bus safety expectations. (4) The danger zones surrounding a school bus. (5) Procedures for safely boarding and leaving a school bus. (6) Procedures for safe street or road crossing. (7) School bus evacuation for emergency information. The slides of this PowerPoint correlate with the Bus Safety Booklet families receive and will provide direct instruction on bus safety for elementary age students in District 742. Following instruction on the required content, have students take the bus evaluation for their grade level. Instruction For younger children, it is recommended that you chunk the lesson into teaching segments. The main message we need students to take away from the lesson is that bus behavior is directly related to safety. In order to stay safe while riding the bus, students need to follow the bus expectations. Following the bus expectations students will be READY TO RIDE. Students need to know that we want them to be able to ride the bus, but if their behavior on the bus is unsafe, they may not be allowed to ride the bus. READY TO RIDE IS A SAFE RIDE!
Riding the bus is something you get to do only if you know how to be ready to ride. Ready to Ride Is a Safe Ride! Today you will learn or review how to be READY TO RIDE the school bus!
Ready to Ride is a Safe Ride! Driver’s Job Give you a ride to and from school Drive the bus safely Your Job Learn the bus expectations Follow the bus expectations Be Ready To Ride
Ready To Ride is a Safe Ride Dress for the weather Warm Weather Cool Weather Cold Weather Getting Ready for the Bus Stop
Ready to Ride is a Safe Ride Waiting for the Bus Be Respectful -Hands/feet to self -Be on time (5-10 minutes early) Use an Appropriate Voice -Use kind words Stay Safe -Stay away from curb and off the road -Stay at your bus stop -Wait for the bus to STOP, then get on.
Stay Safe: Know the Danger Zone The “ danger zone ” is all the space within 10 giant steps around the bus. When you are in the “danger zone” the driver can not see you!
Stay Safe: Know the Danger Zone Always cross in front of the bus. Wait for the driver to signal. Never enter the “ danger zone ” to pick up papers, mittens, balls, etc.
Stay Safe: Know the Danger Zone The most dangerous areas are close to the tires and right in front of the bus. REMEMBER! The driver can not see you in the “ danger zone! ”
Stay Safe: Know the Danger Zone Draw the “Danger Zone” around this bus. Where are the most dangerous places? How far away from the bus do you need to be?
Ready to Ride is a Safe Ride! Be RESPECTFUL – Follow adult _____________. – Keep Hands, Feet and things to___________ at all times. Use an APPROPRIATE VOICE – Talk __________on the bus. – Say only__________things to others. – Use only _______________appropriate language. Stay SAFE – Sitting with ________on the seat, ________ on the back of the seat, and_______ on or toward the floor is your safety position for riding the bus. – Sit in your __________position at all times on the bus.
Ready to Ride is a Safe Ride B e Respectful -Use the handrail -One at a time -Use kind words U se an Appropriate Voice -Use kind words -Use a quiet voice -Use school appropriate language S tay Safe -Find your seat quickly -Sit down in your safety position (Face forward, seat on the seat, back on the back of the seat and feet on or toward the floor) Entering the Bus
Ready to Ride is a Safe Ride Riding the Bus B e Respectful -Follow adult directions -Keep your hands, feet and things to yourself U se an Appropriate Voice - Use a quiet voice -Use kind words -Use school appropriate language S tay Safe -Sit down in your safety position (Face forward, seat on the seat, back on the back of the seat and feet on or toward the floor) -Keep the aisle clear
Ready to Ride Is a Safe Ride Exiting the Bus B e Respectful - Clean up after yourself U se an Appropriate Voice - Use kind words -Use school appropriate language S tay Safe - Walk -Take turns leaving your seat
Ready to Ride Is a Safe Ride – Quickly exit the “ danger zone. ” – Look both ways and watch for the driver to signal before crossing in front of the bus. – After school, go directly where you are supposed to go (home, boys & girls club or to daycare). Exiting the Bus
Draw a line from words to the correct picture. Safety Position Driver’s Job Your Job Our Bus Expectations
Bus Bucks When you all follow the bus expectations everyone is Ready to Ride and that keeps everyone safe! When this happens the bus driver will let you know you did a great job by giving your bus a bus buck. The person who the driver gives the bus buck to will bring it into school for your bus.
Ready to Ride Is a Safe Ride The 3 most common evacuation plans in case the bus becomes unsafe are: & Using only the front door Using only the rear (or side) emergency door Using both the front door & the emergency door
Ready to Ride Is a Safe Ride Stay Safe While Evacuating-Rear Exit – Be quiet and wait for directions – Be alert, move quickly & leave things on the bus – Keep your feet out of the aisle, go out seat by seat, one side then the other. – Duck your head when going – Sit down or jump out holding the hands of the helpers
Ready to Ride Is a Safe Ride Stay Safe After Evacuating – After you are off the bus, move away from the bus as this clears the way for others to follow. – Go a distance of at least 100 feet from the bus and remain there in a group until given further directions.
What is important to REMEMBER? expectations bus Put the words in the correct order. to safe follow must the I stay
Follow the Bus Expectations: Keep Everyone Safe! If you do not follow the school bus expectations the driver has to take his or her eyes off the road to see what is happening. Your unsafe behavior is making it hard for the driver to do his or her job. You will have consequences for unsafe behavior which can include not being allowed to ride the bus.
Video Recording There are cameras on the bus to record your behavior. This is to help everyone stay safe. If your behavior makes the bus ride unsafe for others by distracting the bus driver, it will be recorded and your family and your teachers will know.
Follow the Bus Expectations: Keep Everyone Safe! Minor Unsafe Behavior – Standing while the bus is moving – Yelling, being too noisy – Eating, drinking – Littering on the bus –“ Play fighting, ” horseplay – Pushing, shoving Which bus expectation would keep this student safe? Be RespectfulUse an Appropriate VoiceStay Safe -Teasing, swearing -Not listening to adult directions right away
Follow the Bus Expectations: Keep Everyone Safe! Minor Unsafe Behavior 1 st Time - Warning by Transportation Dept.-Reteach the bus expectations 2 nd Time - Warning by Principal-Reteach Bus Expectations and may call home 3 rd Time - 1-3 day suspension 4 th Time - 3-5 day suspension 5 th Time - 5-10 day suspension 6 th Time - 10 day suspension 7 th Time - School year suspension
Follow the Bus Expectations: Keep Everyone Safe! Major Unsafe Behavior – Hanging out of the windows – Throwing of ANY object – Harassment, threats, bullying behavior – Not following directions (where the student does NOT comply) – Having, using or giving drugs to others, including tobacco Which bus expectation would keep this student safe? Be RespectfulUse an Appropriate VoiceStay Safe
Follow the Bus Expectations: Keep Everyone Safe! Major Unsafe Behavior – Harming the bus – Fighting, hitting others – Having or using of any weapons – Lighting of matches or other flame, fire items – Opening or using the emergency door when it is not an emergency What bus expectation would keep this student safe? Be RespectfulUse an Appropriate VoiceStay Safe
Follow the Bus Expectations: Keep Everyone Safe! Major Consequences 1 st Time - 1-3 day suspension. 2 nd Time - 3-5 day suspension 3 rd Time - 5-10 day suspension 4 th Time - 10 day suspension 5 th Time - School year suspension
By following the Bus Expectations you will be Ready To Ride. It is your job to be Ready to Ride. Ready to Ride – IS A SAFE RIDE