COVID-19 Student Transportation Student/Parent Expectations

Parent Responsibilities:

  1. Routine daily screening of your child before arriving at the bus stop using the School Screening Questionnaire;
  2. If another member of your child’s household develops symptoms of COVID-19, it is recommended that the child stay home;
  3. Parents and students must not be in the pickup area or enter the bus if they have symptoms of COVID-19;
  4. Children should be reminded by parents to wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before arriving at the bus stop and before they leave school prior to taking the bus (and when they get home). If hand washing is not possible, apply hand sanitizer;
  5. Continual reminders with your child of the importance of respiratory etiquette (e.g. cover coughs and sneezes with arm, avoid touching the face, prompt disposal of used tissues, followed by hand hygiene)
  6. To review all of the Student Responsibilities noted below in this document and emphasize the importance of following all of these rules for the overall safety of themselves, their classmates, their family, their bus driver and everyone at school;
  7. Review the NLESD Bus Safety Video with your child;
  8. Review the Bus Safety Tips Pamphlet with your child;
  9. Review the standard Student Expectations on the Bus; and
  10. Review the standard Parent and Student Responsibilities found on page 1-4 of the Student Transportation Handbook

Student Responsibilities:

  1. Wear your mask at all times while on the bus
  2. Listen to your bus driver
  3. Wash your hands with soap and water (or use hand sanitizer) before coming to the bus stop
  4. Keep 2 arm lengths apart while waiting at the bus stop and when waiting in line to board
  5. Wait until the driver waves you onto to the bus (one at a time)
  6. Do not touch the seats or windows with your hands
  7. Only sit in your assigned seat
  8. Keep your hands to yourself
  9. When getting off the bus, keep 2 arm lengths distance from the student in front of you
  10. Keep windows open unless your driver says otherwise
  11. Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm
  12. Do not eat or drink on the bus.
  13. Wash your hands with soap and water (or use hand sanitizer) when you get off the bus

Thanks for doing your part in helping to keep our school communities safe for learning 😊