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School bus evacuation drill on Dec. 20

Filed in Archive by on December 15, 2016

On Tuesday, December 20th, we will hold our second 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 the drill even if they don’t ride a school bus on a daily basis

During the drill, each bus driver will give 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 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, all students arriving on foot or by car should plan to arrive between 9:00-9:05 to avoid the need to interrupt a drill already in progress.  Whenever possible, however, we request students arrive by bus on the day of the drill.  Thank you.