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Being Safe On the Bus


Listen to the driver and follow instructions


Stay seated facing forward

  • Sit in your assigned seat

  • Sit bottom to bottom and back to back

  • Backpacks on the floor or on your lap

  • Keep personnel items out of the aisle

  • Keep your hands to yourself 

  • No body parts out of the window

  • Store loose objects such as balls and toys in your backpack

  • Skateboards must be attached to a backpack of transported in a bag

  • Stay out of the aisle except for getting on and off the bus

Do not distract the driver except in the case of an emergency

  • No loud noises or screaming; use Voice Level 2

  • Do not stand or move around the bus except when getting on or off the bus


Respect the driver and other students

  • Use kind words and actions

  • No inappropriate language of gestures

  • No teasing or name calling

  • No fighting, harassment, intimidation, or bullying

  • Students making physical or verbal threats at any time on the bus are subject to immediate bus suspension

Do not bring prohibited items on the bus

  • Prohibited items include: tobacco, vaping devices, lighters, matches, alcoholic beverages, aerosol cans (body spray, perfume, etc), knives (real or replicant), sharp objects, and firearms (real, replicant or toy) 

  • Students with prohibited items on the bus are subject to immediate bus suspension

Smartphones and other electronic devices are for personal use only

  • Earphones or ear buds are required for listening to electronic devices; speakers are not allowed

  • No photos, selfies or videos shall be taken with electronic devices or shared using any social media while on the bus

  • Images on electronic devices shall not be shown to other students on the bus

Be a responsible bus rider

  • No eating or drinking on the bus except water

  • Keep the bus clean, make sure all trash goes into the trash can

  • Do not damage the bus 

  • Do not tamper with the emergency equipment or emergency exits

  • Do not throw anything out of the bus windows

  • Do not open windows more than halfway

Waiting for the Bus

Get to your bus stop 5 minutes early


Wait in the designated area for your bus

  • Stay off private property and do not leave any trash

  • School and bus rules apply while you wait for the bus

  • When the bus approaches, line up a safe distance from the bus stop

  • Wait for the bus to come to a stop

  • The driver will signal you when it is safe to cross the road 

  • Go directly to your assigned seat in a safe manner

Safe on bus
Safe getting on and off the bus

Being Safe Getting On and Off Bus




Avoid the danger Zone

  • Stay out of the Danger Zone

  • Walk directly off the bus and at least 15 feet away from the bus

  • Never walk behind the bus or directly in front of the bus

  • Always be on the look out for passing cars

Getting off the bus at school

  • Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop and the driver signals you it is safe to get up and depart the bus

  • Do not run, push or shove getting off the bus. Be patient and wait your turn

Getting off the bus at your bus stop in the afternoon

  • Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop

  • Make sure you have all you personal items

  • Walk to the service door in a safe manner

  • If you cross the road, wait for the driver to signal that it is safe to cross

  • When crossing in front of the bus wait for a signal from the driver

  • Never cross behind the bus

For Parents


  • Arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes early in the morning and afternoon

  • Kindergarten students will not be released unless a parent or approved guardian is at the bus stop

  • Bus passes are required for all students who are riding a different bus or departing at a different bus stop. See Bus Pass for guidance

  • Parent are required to transport bulky items that are not safe on the bus

  • Parents will be required to provide transportation for students that are suspended from the bus


Riverview School District School Board Policies for Transportation

P3100-3 Guidelines and Rules for Students Riding the Bus

6600 - Transportation

6605 - Student Safety Riding Buses

P6605-1 Procedures

6608 - Video Cameras on School Bus

P6608-1 Procedures

6620 - Special Transportation

6630 - Driver Training and Responsibility


3944 320th Ave. NE
Carnation, WA 98014

Tel: 425-844-4540

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