Transportation

Kim Fontaine
Transportation Manager


Kim.Fontaine@betheltate.org

Links to Bus Routes For 2020 / 20201 School Year

Please click on the school below to see the route:

 

High School and Middle School

 

Bick Primary and Hill Intermedaite School

 

COVID-19 Special Bus Conditions

All students, please perform health screenings for COVID-19 symptoms prior to arival at the Bus Stop.  Our drivers will ask students prior to boarding the bus is they have done their home health screening.  If the student responds "no"  the Driver will provide the students name to school nurse upon arrival to school.  The student will then be screened prior to entry into the school.

Go to the Reopen Plan - New Health and Safety Protocols page for details on Health Screening and COVID-19 Symptoms information.

All student riders are required to wear facial covering while riding the bus unless the child has conditions as stated in the order that exempts them from wearing a facial covering  Students need to provide their own facial coverings.  Extra 3-ply mask will be available for students that board without mask.  Windows will be down to increase ventilation.

Buses will be sanitzed priot to each route.

Drivers will have hand and cleaning sanitizer available if needed during the route 

Drivers will wear facial covering when bus is parked or stopped for pickup and drop off.  Drivers will not wear facial coverings when bus is in motion.

Seat behind the Driver will remain vacant.

Ridership capacities will be reduced on the buses. Only two students per seat except for cases where 3 students from the same household cohort may be seated together.

Ridership has beel limited to households and stops that are beyond a 1 mile radius from the school. 

BUS DANGER ZONE

The danger zone for a school bus is the area 10 feet around the bus.

The two most dangerous places are:

  • Front of the bus
  • Right rear tire area

Please take the time to check your children’s clothing and book bags to make sure they are safe.

Talk to your child about:

  • Avoiding the danger zone around the bus.
  • Do not try to pick up anything dropped near the bus. The bus driver might not see you.
  • Remembering that some motorists do not always stop for a stopped school bus.
  • Being careful whenever getting on or off the bus.

Motorists around school buses need to know the signals and laws that concern school buses to help keep children safe:

  • Do not pass a school bus that has the red flashing lights on. This is the signal that the bus is stopped to load or unload children.
  • Traffic should not move until the bus resumes motion.
  • Traffic shall stop in the area by Wichard’s and Family Dollar in Bethel for a stopped bus.
  • When a bus has yellow lights on it is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Be ready to stop and watch for children in the roadway.

Parents are very important in helping keep children safe on the school bus. Parents can help by:

  • Reviewing the safety rules with children. Help them understand why each rule is important.
  • Dressing children in light colored clothing or jackets on dark mornings.
  • Help children be ready at the stop 5 minutes before their bus arrives.
  • Take turns supervising bus stops for smaller children.
  • Bus drivers help to keep children safe in several ways:
  • Drivers watch surrounding traffic closely to keep school children safe.
  • Drivers will signal to children that need to cross the street only when traffic has stopped.
  • If an emergency vehicle approaches while loading or unloading the driver will get the children to a place of safety until the emergency vehicle passes.

We strive for a safe and happy school year!

Documents

  • Parents