Edgewater Park Township School District is dedicated to transporting our students safely to and from school. This includes after-school late buses, as well as out-of-district transportation. Parent and student cooperation is much appreciated and recognized as an integral part of our daily operations. Please review the following information pertaining to the safe travels of our students.
BUS DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
At each bus stop, 3rd and 4th grade students will be let off first. Students in 2nd grade and below must wait for a parent/guardian or designated individual over the age of 14 to approach the bus and ask for the student by name. In the event that a parent/guardian or authorized individual over the age of 14 is not available, the student will be brought back to the school at the transportation office entrance. The student will be left in the care of the EDC program at the cost of the parent. All EDC policies will apply.
Per the Governor's Mask Mandate, all students MUST have a mask in order to ride the bus. Parents are responsible for providing masks. Buses are equipped with extras in case of emergency.
Parents/guardians or any other unauthorized individual are prohibited from boarding the bus at any time. Parents/guardians are not to address behavioral or other concerns directly with the bus driver; the driver’s attention must be focused on safe transport of the students and should not be distracted. Concerns or complaints regarding the bus driver, bus route, or other aspects of the transportation operation may be directed toward the District transportation office. Concerns or complaints regarding student behavior should be directed toward the appropriate building principal. For more information view the District Policy 5431.5, School Bus Student Discipline.
School bus drivers and all school bus passengers shall be required to wear seat belts when transported in school buses so equipped. Seat belts shall be fastened when the driver and passengers board the vehicle and they shall be kept fastened at all times while on board the vehicle. Seat belts may be unfastened only when the individual is departing the vehicle. The Board further requires that drivers and passengers using private vehicles to transport students wear seat belts in the same manner. Parents should encourage younger students to participate in buckling themselves whenever possible.
Seating charts are required to be followed at all times. Students are responsible for knowing their seats and sitting accordingly. Bus drivers and school staff will assist in reminding students of their assigned seat.
SAFETY TIPS FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS
Please keep a safe distance from the bus while loading and unloading.
Under no circumstances should students or parents run after the bus if they are running late to the stop.
Be mindful of surrounding traffic. Do not assume vehicles will stop.
Be aware of weather conditions. Icy sidewalks and roads may cause falls when loading and unloading.
Parents should keep all non-school aged children away from the bus at all times.
Please make sure that the school is aware of any medical conditions that may cause concern when transporting students.
PROCEDURES FOR RIDING THE LATE BUS
Burlington City High School - Students are responsible for completing the form which is accessible using QR codes placed around the building and on the buses.
Ridgway - Students will fill out the Late Bus Form on their own before boarding the late bus each day.
Magowan - Staff will fill out late bus forms for students staying after school for clubs and activities so that students will be able to ride the late bus home