• Transportation 

    • All families who can transport their children to school are strongly encouraged to do so to help reduce the number of students on each bus.
    • Families are encouraged to monitor bus stops to encourage students to maintain social distancing and mask wearing.
    • Buses that have monitors will screen student temperatures as they board the bus. If there is not a bus monitor, then a red sign will be placed in the bus window to alert school staff and students will have their temperature taken by school staff  upon arrival. 
    • Students with a temperature of 100.4°F or greater will sit in a designated section on the bus and exit the bus first. Upon arrival at school, students’ temperature will be taken again. Upon verification of fever at school, family will be called to pick up the child. Students with a fever will wait in the sick room until their family  arrives to take them home. 
    • Hand sanitizer will be provided as students enter and exit the bus.
    • All students K-12 and staff are required to wear a mask at all times while on the bus, with the exception of those who have a medical or ARC-directed exemption. Detailed mask and PPE guidance and protocols are provided in Appendix B.
    • Masks will be provided for students or staff members who do not have one.
    • Students who have a medical or ARC-directed exemption for wearing a mask will  be assigned seating at the front of the bus. 
    • Bus monitors will document student seat numbers on the bus manifest so that seating charts can be created if needed. If a bus does not have a monitor, drivers will record the student seat number as students exit the bus. 
    • Buses will be loaded from the back to the front, and unloaded from the front to the back.
    • Buses will be sanitized between routes and at the end of the day.
    • See “Safe on the Bus, Safe at the Garage” (Appendix G) for additional details and staff expectations.