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Transportation

TRANSPORTATION

Bus transportation is available through both Allendale Christian School and Allendale Public Schools. Families who do not live in the Allendale Public School District will be transported by Allendale Christian School busing. Parents will be notified in August of the bus route established for the upcoming school year. Buses will stop at scheduled stops only; these stops have been worked out to comply with state laws.

Getting to the bus stop

  • Where there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road facing traffic, single file.
  • Be on time. Help the bus driver to remain on schedule.
  • No snowballing.
  • Respect people’s property — lawns, fences, bushes, etc.
  • Wait well back from the shoulder of the road.
  • Be orderly at the bus stop, looking out for younger children.
  • Form a single line and use the handrail.
  • If you must cross a busy street, wait until the bus arrives and stops before crossing.
  • Crossing Lake Michigan Drive to get on a bus at the public school is prohibited for safety’s sake.
  • Allendale Public School shuttles students to and from our building each morning and afternoon.

Behavior on the bus

  • Remain seated while the bus is moving.
  • If you must stand, face the front of the bus.
  • Keep backpacks and instruments out of the aisle.
  • Keep head, hands, and arms inside the bus.
  • Do not disturb the driver while the bus is moving.
  • Obey the driver at all times.
  • No loud talking, screaming, or pushing.
  • Do not damage the seats or other equipment on the bus.
  • No eating or drinking on the bus.
  • No throwing anything on the bus or out of the bus.
  • Keep the bus clean.
  • Be polite and courteous to others.
  • Profane and obscene language will not be tolerated.
  • Do not use the emergency door unless there is an accident or fire.
  • Small band instruments should be carried on; larger instrument can be kept in one of the front seats.
  • Student may get off the bus only at his normal drop-off point. If there is a change, the driver must be notified by the parent, teacher, or office – not by the child.