- When possible, families are encouraged to transport student(s) in personal vehicles and avoid carpooling, to limit close contact with others and reduce bus ridership.
- If carpooling is necessary, every passenger in a carpool and the driver should wear masks for the entire trip and have car windows open. Consider carpooling with families in your child’s class/cohort at school.
Riding a School Bus:
- Parents need to screen their student’s health at home, including taking their student’s temperature and completing the attestation, prior to sending students to a bus stop.
- Students and drivers must wear a mask covering nose and chin, when riding a bus. Masks should fit properly – snug (aim for no gaps) and covering the nose bridge, mouth and chin.
- Instruct your student to maintain distance (at least 6 feet from others) when waiting for the bus.
- Reduced ridership is expected since some families are choosing remote learning.
- Riders will be spaced as far apart as possible.
- Students may have assigned bus seats.
- Siblings/household members can share a seat.
- Students should dress warmly since windows will be lowered for increased ventilation.
- High-touch areas will be sanitized between routes, and buses disinfected nightly.
- New this year: Each student who rides a bus will be assigned a unique Smart Tag Card.
- Each time they board a bus, they will hold up their card for the driver to scan it.
- This new system will help verify daily ridership and support contract tracing, if needed.
- (More details will be shared when we launch this new system, after in-person learning resumes.)