Bus Rider Tips

Bus Rider Tips
Posted on 08/30/2018

Bus Rider Tips

With the first day of school around the corner, Portsmouth Public Schools has some reminders for you on how to stay safe when riding the bus.

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 Find routes at

5 minutes

 Arrive 5 minutes before the pickup time.

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 Students in Kindergarten and Pre-K   must be accompanied by an adult at the   bus stop.

Other tips:

  • Use the sidewalk and stay out of the street.
  • Always wait for the bus to come to a complete stop.
  • No horseplay at the bus stop. Respect others’ property.
  • Contact your child’s school to complete forms for a designated pickup person for children in Kindergarten and Pre-K.
  • Families and students should notify the bus driver and a school administrator if they see strangers at the bus stop or have any safety concerns. 

The Code of Student Conduct, which includes school bus rules, may now be found online here.

For school bus comments and questions, please contact the Transportation Department, 757-393-8269.