First Time Rider Safety Program

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Buzzy the Bee Teaches School Bus Safety

We welcome you and your child to school and their first year riding on the school bus! The First-Time Rider Safety Program is provided to educate JK-Grade 1 students and their families about the rules and responsibilities on and around the school bus.

Our partners at the OECM have developed interactive and engaging tools featuring 
Buzzy the Bee presenting the First-Time Rider Safety Program. Videos are available in English, French and closed captioning and described video in both languages.

For the interactive program CLICK HERE 

To go direct to the full video CLICK HERE 

In this program, Buzzy teaches:

  • How to safely walk to the bus stop and cross the street safety in front of the school bus.

  • How to get on the bus and how to sit properly to be safe while riding to and from school.

  • About the danger zone and what to do in case of an emergency.

  • How to get off the bus and a reminder to only get off the bus if their parent or guardian is present.

If you have any questions please contact NSTS, your school or the bus company assigned to serve your child's bus route. We are here to help your family adjust to school and to support student safety on and around the school bus.