Please stress to your child the following safety procedures:
- While waiting for the bus:
Stand calmly and stay safely away from the edge of
the road. Before moving toward the bus, make eye contact
with the bus driver and wait for his OK. Do not approach
a moving bus. The driver cannot see you if the bus
is moving. Cross the road only in front of the stopped
bus, after the driver has signaled for you to cross.
- On the bus: Stay in your seat
and wear your seat belt. Be respectful of others.
Use a quiet voice and do not distract the driver.
Keep the aisle open. Exit only through the door at
the front of the bus.
- After getting off the bus:
Never stand or walk close enough to the bus to be
able to reach out and touch it. If you must cross
the road to get home, walk 10 feet ahead of the bus
on the right side of the road and make eye contact
with the driver. Wait until the driver gives you a
signal before crossing. After you pass in front of
the bus, look both ways before continuing across the
Discipline on the
bus will be handled according to established procedures
detailed in the bus transportation guidelines kept in
the school office. A summary: The bus driver will speak
to the student(s) who are creating the problem and will
note all verbal warnings in the log or diary kept on the
bus. If the problem persists, the driver will complete
a Bus Conduct Report form, which notifies the principal
of the problem. The principal will speak to the student(s)
and, if appropriate, notify the parents. Continued unsafe
or uncooperative behavior may lead to temporary or permanent
suspension of the privilege of riding the bus.
Parking is at a premium
and traffic flow is heavy during the 10 minutes before
and after school. Please allow your children to walk or
to ride the bus whenever possible to help limit the flow
of traffic. In the morning, parents should use the school
driveway only to drop off their children. Should you wish
to leave your vehicle unattended, please park on the street
in front of the school. To avoid congestion on Route 10,
please try to arrive to school prior to the buses which
pull in at 8:05. If the buses are in the driveway please
pull up in front of the school along Route 10 so the busses
can pull into the driveway and cars do not get backed
up behind them holding up traffic on Route 10.
Students may ride
bicycles to school with their parent’s permission.
Lyme School is not responsible for bicycles on school
grounds. Bike racks are provided at school. Bike locks
are recommended; students should keep an extra key or
record of the combination at home. For safety reasons,
students must walk their bicycles at the crosswalk and
on school property during the school day. We strongly
support the use of bicycle safety helmets.
All students are expected
to cross Route 10 at the crosswalk.