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Bus evacuation drill is Thursday, April 19

Filed in Elsmere by on April 13, 2018

On Thursday, April 19, Elsmere will hold its third (and final) bus evacuation drill of the school year. 

Each school year, the Bethlehem Central School District, in compliance with New York State Education Law, holds three such drills.  All students must partake in these drills, even if they don’t ride a school bus on a daily basis.  When the school buses arrive that morning, each bus driver gives his/her riders a brief explanation of bus safety rules and regulations.  

Afterwards the students are shown ways to exit the bus safely in the event of an emergency and then they go directly into the school building.  Students who attend School’s In, walk, or are driven to school on the day of the drill will be lined up in front of the building and will fill in empty seats on buses as they arrive.

Parents are encouraged to review this with their children prior to the morning of the drill so that they know what to expect.  Children who do not arrive in a school bus should be dressed for the weather as they will be waiting outside until they can be placed on one.  In addition, we would be most appreciative if all students arriving on foot or by car would plan to arrive between 9:00-9:05 so that it won’t be necessary for them to interrupt a drill already in progress.  Whenever possible, however, we request students arrive by bus on the day of the drill. 

Thank you.