First Rider program for those taking the school bus to class - on Saturday at Corpus Christ High School 9:00 am.

News 100 yellowBy Pepper Parr

August 18th, 2018



That first ride to school on a school bus can be a big adventure or an experience that has a child close to terrified of being on their own.

The organization that manages the school bus service that services both the Halton District School Board and the Halton Catholic District School Board has organized a First Rider Program to be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018

The First Rider Program” (previously referred to as School Bus Orientation Day) will begin at 9:00 a.m.

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Safely getting on and off of the bus and proper behaviour on a school bus are part of the First Rider program.

Parents of all first time riders are encouraged to bring their children to the free sessions, which will feature a classroom presentation on school bus safety, including Off We Go! a special video on school bus safety and a demonstration on a school bus.

School bus company safety officers and bus drivers will talk to the children and their parents about safely getting on and off of the bus, proper behaviour on a school bus, crossing the street to get to a waiting bus and overall school bus safety.

In addition, a handout will be provided to all young riders with tips on school bus safety. Both HSTS and the school bus operators hope this program will help students and their parents feel more comfortable riding a school bus before the first day of school.

The hour long sessions begin at 9 a.m. on August 25, 2018 at the following five locations throughout Halton.

To register students parents must contact the host bus company at the phone number listed below:

For Burlington the presentation takes place at Corpus Chris Catholic Secondary School 905-333-4047 (Attridge Transportation)

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