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SOAR: Safe Orderly And Respectful

On January 9, 10, and 11, Mt. Bethel students had the opportunity to attend an in-school field trip/safety program presented by CCSD bus drivers and officials from CCSD’s Transportation Department.  This program is called SOAR:  Safe ,Orderly and Respectful – important guidelines by which to abide when riding the bus.  We encourage you to talk with your students about what they learned and to ask them what YOU can do as a driver and at the bus stop in increase safety.

Please CLICK HERE to read the PARENT LETTER.  It contains what could be life-saving information regarding parent and student procedures and behavior.

Buccaneers rotated through four stations:

  1. Danger Zone: CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT BUS DANGER ZONES
  2. Street Crossing:  (Ask your child about the two finger sweep, how to signal the driver, what to do if the driver shows a hand signal to stop, Thumbs-Up Pick it Up, and Thumbs Down Leave it on the Ground
  3. Bus Behavior:  CLICK HERE TO LEARN BUS SAFETY RULES and REVIEW THE SOAR PLEDGE.
  4. Evacuations:  Ask your student two ways to evacuate a bus.

Do you want a chance to win a prize?  Print and correctly complete THIS ACTIVITY SHEET, place your name and teacher on the back, and return to the front office!  We will announce winners the last week in January!

We encourage parents to follow Hawkeye, CCSD’s Bus Safety Mascot, on Facebook.  You can find him at this link or search for @Hawkeyemascot.  He posts transportation information and provides bus safety tips!  He is a valued contributor to the East Cobber Parade and helps each and every bus driver!

Mt. Bethel loves our drivers and the leadership in the Transportation Department who work hard on behalf of every bus rider!  Questions/comments?  Email: SOAR@cobbk12.org

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