Transportation Safety Procedures

Find Your Bus Stop
Your child's bus stop may have changed. Learn how to find their bus stop by watching this video.



Safety Procedures During COVID-19

FlyerPlease review the following safety information with your child so they will be ready to have a safe trip on their first day riding the bus.

FAMILIES

  • Eligible Bus Students. Due to limited space on the bus, students are only allowed to ride their assigned bus.
  • Change your child’s bus stop: If your child will need to take the bus to or from another address in Cambridge (example: childcare or afterschool), you MUST submit the Transportation Change Form.
  • Make Sure Your Contact Information is Up-to-Date
  • Find your bus stop
  • Track the bus
  • Safe Routes to Schools
DO
DON'T DO

Arrive to bus stop 10 minutes before your scheduled time

Masks are Required at ALL TIMES

  • Drivers will have an emergency supply of masks if a student arrives without one
  • Removing your mask is a serious COVID-19 risk
  • Refusal to wear a mask may be grounds for losing bus privileges

Board the Bus Safely

  • Move quickly to the back of the bus
  • Sit in the last seat you find
  • One child per seat, exceptions can be made for children who live in the same household.

Buckle Your Seatbelt

  • Students should buckle their own seat belts
    Please practice at home if this is a challenge
No Eating or Drinking

No yelling or singing

Don’t remove your mask

Don’t change seats

Don’t distract the driver or block their view
 

For Preschool - Grade 2
Someone must meet students in Grade 2 or younger at the bus stop. If the child does not recognize any adult or older sibling who is there to pick them up, they will stay on the bus until they can be dropped off at the Safety and Security Office at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (459 Broadway, Cambridge). Someone will contact you, and you can also call the Safety/Security office at 617.349.6772.

A yellow bus tag must be worn on the bus. Teachers will provide students with a yellow bus tag on their first day of school, listing their phone number and afternoon bus stop.
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