2834 Vincent St.
Cuyahoga Falls Ohio 44221
NEW SAFETY PROCEDURES AT BUS STOPS:
For as long as we can remember - a student would wait at the bus stop, the bus would pull up, open the door and the student would get on the bus. The rules have recently changed, mandating that the student must wait until a hand signal is given by the driver prior to the student moving toward or entering the bus.
Effective immediately we will be implementing this new procedure. Currently school bus drivers use a hand signal for all students who cross the street at their bus stop.
To maximize the safety of all our students and standardize the procedures across the state - All school bus drivers must now use the existing hand signal for all students.
These changes come in part as there has been a notable increase in vehicles that are now passing stopped school buses on the right hand side. As incredible as this seems - it is our latest danger for passenger/pedstrian safety. This traffic behavior is also a key element in the reason to implement our use of the right side driver hand signals as discussed above.
The school bus driver must pull up to the stop in the far right lane
Open the door to activate the red lights
Keep hand signal up until all traffic has been thoroughly checked
Release hand signal and allow students to board the school bus
PLEASE HELP US TEACH OUR STUDENTS THESE NEW PROCEDURES !
Student’s kindergarten through 5th grade, which live in Cuyahoga Falls School district, attend a public or private school that is accredited by the State of Ohio and reside more than one mile from that school may be eligible to be transported by the district’s Transportation Department.
grade through 8th
grade, which live in Cuyahoga Falls School district, attend a public or private school that is accredited by the State of Ohio and reside more than 1.75 miles from that school may be eligible to be transported by the district’s Transportation Department.
Measurement of distance originates at a point on the traveled portion of the roadway nearest
the primary entrance to the place of residence and then along the most direct route traversable excluding interstate routes by motor vehicle to the school bus loading area
nearest and opposite the entrance door used by pupils transported”;(OAC 3301-83-01 G1)
If you have questions as to whether your child is eligible for transportation, please contact the Transportation Department at 330-926-3800 ext 502881.
Routes and Schedules
Bus routes are set by the Transportation Supervisor and approved by the Board of Education with safety being the top priority and efficiency being an important consideration.
Bus information is generally available the week prior to the first day of school. Letters will be sent the week before school starts to all eligible bus riders with all pertinent bus information.
Bus times the first few weeks of school may vary from the time on the letter that you recieve. Please be patient with us during this hectic time.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that will ensure that everyone has a safe ride. The rules are founded on the requirements of the Ohio Revised Code to provide maximum safety. Your child will be provided a list of the rules at the beginning of the school year and the rules are also posted inside of each bus. You may also access them from this website. We ask that you please review the list of rules with your child before the beginning of school.
Please be aware that students are not allowed to bring friends with them on the bus unless they are also an eligible bus rider. Your student must have an cfalls.org/docs/Alternate%20bus%20request%20form.pdfalternate bus form
signed by the school principal and the Transportation Department must be notified a day before for students may ride on a different bus.
Suggestions for Parents
Review the bus safety rules with your child and stress the importance of observing them.
Remind your child that student behavior on the school bus is considered an extension of classroom behavior. The bus driver merits the courtesy and respect due to all school personnel.
Make sure your student is at the bus stop 5 minutes early. This is for your child's safety.
Periodically remind your child of the importance of mannerly and orderly behavior at the bus stop.
Accompany very young children to the bus stop and meet them on their return from school.
Make sure your child uses only the assigned bus and bus stop.
The bus didn't show up on time. How long should my child wait at the stop?
Your child should arrive at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the scheduled arrival time of the bus. We strive to have the bus arrive at your stop everyday at the same time but unfortunately buses breakdown, we may have a substitute driver, roads may be blocked, or an emergency may arise that causes the bus to be late. A bus will always be at every stop regardless of how late it is running. If the wait becomes 10 minutes or longer, call the Transportation Department @ 330-926-3800 ext. 502881. We ask that all parents discuss with their child your plan for what to do when the bus is late.
Change of address
When you have a change of address make sure to notify the Transportation Department at 330-926-3800 ext 502882, as well as the school your child attends. This assures there will be no interuption in your child's bus service. Three days advance notice is usually sufficient.
To call your student off from transportation or questions and concerns regarding transportation please notify:
Operations Center Secretary
330-926-3800 ext 502882