Mission: To prepare students to succeed academically, responsibly, and socially in an ever-changing world.

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2101 S. West Avenue
Sioux Falls SD, 57105

(605) 367-7643
Fax:(605) 367-8457
Message Center:(605) 330-5143

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Student

Busing

2016-17 “Bus School” Safety Campaign – Middle Schools
Clarification of middle school busing rules.

  • Discipline policy rules in the school also apply on our buses.
  • All MS must issue bus badges “color codes” by Run ID. (We are working with Lifetouch for bus “sheets” to be used until badges are printed. This year we want to wait to print badges until after the last retake date at each middle school. Badges need to be worn once issued.)
  • Bus referral forms are emailed from SBI to school. Follow up with Kevin at SBI with discipline action.
  • NO instruments allowed on the bus. (that don’t fit on their laps or in back pack) We fill our buses full.
  • Clarification on cell phones: Drivers will not write up a bus referral if a student is not causing an issue with their phone. However, we recommend they are powered off and out of view while riding the bus.
  • Schools must have staff outside to assist loading the PM buses”. (Staff should be identified with orange safety vests and/or clipboards so drivers know who they are.)
  • Seating chart option: Schools can create seating charts for their buses if they want them. However, school staff will be expected to load the kids until they remember/learn their seats. Drivers will have the right to move a row for discipline issues.
  • Bus Referrals for throwing food (from the Feeding SD bags) should include taking the student off the receiving list for a bag.

SMART “posters”.

  • Explain to students what “SMART” stands for and the importance of safety on our buses.
  • These posters will be on every bus and the drivers will refer to them.
  • Schools should hang posters on exit doors going to the bus location.

“Meet your bus drivers” information/concept for drivers to feel a part of the school.

  • Invite drivers to your open houses OR just schedule a date to come for coffee/donuts and meet the office staff.
  • Schools interested in welcoming their drivers can email Kevin at SBI directly. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PSA Video that will be on the radio and TV in August.

  • Schools should show the video at the beginning of the school year and throughout the year to remind kids of bus safety. (Video found on BusSchool link)
  • Offer incentives for good bus behavior at your schools.
  • Include the campaign in your newsletters. Transportation office will send.jpg files of the SMART posters each month.

Staff to ride the buses home when needed to assist with discipline.

  • All middle schools can coordinate an EA or teacher/principal to ride the bus home when we have discipline issues. Work directly with SBI to coordinate the staff can be returned to their school after riding. It won’t work at all schools with our double runs.
  • Schools should ask staff members who are more than capable to present themselves as an authority figure. They must volunteer to do this, not be told it is their job.

Thank you for your continued efforts to keep kids safe on our buses.
More Bus School Information

Bus Smart Poster




Activities

Athletics

At the start of each sport there will be a mandatory student meeting. The students will be given important information regarding that sport. This will be for students and parents do not need to attend. Middle school athletics provide many great opportunities for children. We encourage you to discuss with your child the many possibilities that athletics provide. Here are just some of the key components you can discuss: the fundamentals, commitment, hard work, perseverance, team work, and having fun during middle school athletics. We look forward to your child participating in our middle school programs. Read more about participation, Practice, Games and Uniforms: Athletic Fall Newsletter 2016-2017

Athletic Website

Athletic Calendar for 2016-2017