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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Students Who Ride the Bus

Any changes to the regular bus routine must be communicated to the school either in writing or by telephone (emergency).

 

Yor Responsibility as a Student

(Only bus students may ride the bus to and from school)
Waiting for the bus:

  • Be at the pickup point on time. Drivers cannot wait for latecomers.
  • Do not abuse the privilege of waiting for the school bus on or near private property.
  • Wait in single file well away from the roadway until the driver stops the bus, then board the bus in an orderly fashion

 

On the Bus

  1. The driver is in charge of the bus and must be obeyed at all times. Students are to be polite and courteous to the bus driver.
  2. Students are still responsible to the Principal when riding the bus.
  3. Enter and exit the bus in an orderly fashion.
  4. Sit where the driver tells you and remain seated for the duration of your trip.
  5. Students are expected to maintain school rules on the bus.
  6. Keep your belongings on your lap or under the seat; the aisle must be left clear.
  7. Don't open a window without the driver's consent, and never lean out the windows.
  8. Never throw anything inside the bus or out the windows.
  9. Food is not to be consumed on the bus.
  10. Respect the bus equipment. Students will be held responsible for damages they cause to the vehicle.
  11. Avoid conversation with and distraction of the bus driver while the vehicle is in operation.

 

Leaving the bus

  1. You may leave the bus only at regular stops.
  2. If you drop something under the bus, notify the driver; don't try to retrieve it yourself.
  3. Never cross the road behind a school bus.
  4. Cross in front of the bus where the driver can see you.

What Behaviuors are Not Permitted

The following lists are designed to give students an indication of the types of behaviour that are not acceptable.

  1. Physically Inappropriate Behaviour: aggression, punching, kicking, pushing, bullying and intimidation, spitting at or on someone, choking, fighting and/or "play fighting", the possession of items that could be used as "weapons", using items with intent to injure and other behaviours not listed but deemed inappropriate.
  2. Inappropriate Verbal Behaviour: not telling the truth, profane language (swearing),threats, rude responses and gestures, racial/religious comments, screaming at someone, put-downs, inappropriate tone of voice.
  3. Stealing: taking property belonging to another student, school staff members,
    volunteers or the school without the owner's consent.
  4. Vandalism: wilfully destroying or defacing school property or the property of
    other students, staff or volunteers.
  5. Inappropriate Electronic Communication: cyber bullying via MSN, Facebook, Youtube, Myspace, text messaging, and all other forms of social media or technology either at home or at school. Cell-phones must be handed in at the office during school hours. In case of emergency, parents are asked to phone the school if they need to speak with their child during school hours. Inappropriate cell-phone use will result in the phone being confiscated. The school does not encourage use of electronic devices (i-pods, PSP, MP3, etc.) during school hours and as a result will not be responsible for broken, lost or stolen equipment.