(When Red Lights are Flashing)
IT'S DEADLY & IT'S ILLEGAL
The WRPS bus status app provides up to date information about the status of busses for Apple devices. Parents and students can favourite the bus routes they use and receive push notifications when those buses are delayed or cancelled. All of this information can also be shared through social media sites, text messages and email right from the app itself. The safety of students and staff is a number one priority in WRPS and this app ensures everyone stays safe and on top of the status of their bus. The app can be downloaded by visiting the WRPS homepage or bus status page from a Apple mobile device or can be downloaded from the iTunes store.
The following is an extract from Administrative Procedure 132
Schools in the Wild Rose School Division will stay open all day on regularly scheduled school days regardless of the weather, providing that the building is deemed safe and comfortably heated. The primary consideration in the event of severe weather conditions shall be the health and safety of students. Parents are expected to exercise good judgement and care when deciding whether or not to send their child(ren) to school when weather conditions are extreme. The following measures shall be taken to promote safe student transportation during cold and inclement weather conditions.
1. Area conditions shall dictate decision-making
2. Any of the following factors or combinations of them, shall serve as guidelines for
considering the non-operation of buses:
2.1 A temperature of -35 degrees or lower reported by the Weather Office
for the area in question
2.2 Visibility of less than 300 meters
2.3 Road closures by R.C.M.P., municipal or other local road officials
Linda Britton & Kristen Fries
Telephone No: 403-845-4255
Toll Free 1-866-445-4255
Fax No: 403-845-7211
Email to email@example.com
In order to ensure the safest possible ride for students, it is necessary for Parents to be aware of the following procedures and expectations.
Parents of eligible students who have not previously been transported by a Wild Rose Public Schools bus or who are new to the division should contact the Transportation Department at 1-866-445-4255 or 403-845-4255 to inquire about transportation services.
For students not riding - In the event your child will not be riding the bus, please contact your driver directly.
Late bus procedure - In the case of an emergency or when your bus is more than 15 minutes late, please contact our late bus line at: 403-845-4255 or 1-866-445-4255
The driver is fully in charge of the school bus at all times and students shall obey him/her promptly and respectfully
The driver shall assign a seat for which the student shall be held responsible and he/she shall retain this seat until directed otherwise by the driver
Students are responsible for being at the bus stop on time
Unnecessary conversation with the driver is prohibited
Classroom conduct is to be observed on the bus and any disturbance which may take the driver's attention and endanger the safe operation of the bus is prohibited
There shall be no tobacco products, drugs/controlled substances, contraband or weapons on any school bus
Students shall not litter on the bus or throw anything out of the bus windows
Students will not extend any part of their body out the windows
Students shall remain seated while the bus is in motion
Students shall leave the bus at their regular stops unless a note from the parent is presented to the driver requesting a drop-off at another regular stop
When leaving the bus, students shall observe the directions of the driver and watch for traffic before crossing the road
Students violating these expectations may be reported to the School Principal and may be suspended from riding the bus.
School Bus Safety Song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cCKCFDQ_V8
A happy-go-lucky "sing-a-long" song to remind kids about the dangerous areas around their school bus!