- Last Updated: 21 May 2019 21 May 2019
The Sioux Falls School District wants each student to get to school, and back home again, safely, every day. While school buses are statistically the safest way for students to travel, there are things everyone can do to keep school buses, and students, safe.
Help keep your child safe by reviewing our School Bus SMART rules at home. These rules are posted at schools, on buses, in school newsletters, and are available in videos your child will see. But if they also hear them from you, they’ll be more likely to remember them.
School Bus SMART
Stay in your seat while the bus is moving
For your safety and the safety of everyone around you.
Manage yourself and your space on the bus
Keep items in your bag and pick up after yourself.
Act like you are in the classroom
The exact same rules, expectations and consequences apply on the bus.
Remain inside the bus at all times
This means hands, feet, heads, and any possessions – to keep everyone safe.
Treat other people and property with respect
Your driver is working hard to get you to and from school safely, other students deserve to be treated the same way you want to be treated, the bus belongs to all students, and you share a bus stop with a neighborhood. Act like it.
If your students have questions about bus safety, encourage them to ask their driver, teachers, counselors or principals. If your student encounters bullying on a bus, in any way, they should tell an adult at school and an adult at home.