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Bus requests must be made by April 1 if your child will attend a private or parochial school. In the interest of student safety, you will need to complete a Student Medical Registration Form and return it with this request before your child will receive transportation.


School Closings: The decision to close schools during bad weather or emergencies is made by the Superintendent of Schools. Notification is given to local radio and television stations. Please use the links below:

www.wgrz.com

www.wben.com

ww.wkbw.com

Half Days: When students are released for half days, buses will pick them up from schools following the timetable below. Parents should make appropriate arrangements for early dismissals.

High School: 11 a.m.
Middle School: 11:30 a.m.
Cayuga Heights Elementary: Noon


Waiting for the Bus

  • Be on time for the bus -- but not too early – get there about 7 minutes before the bus arrives.
  • Observe all safety precautions while waiting for the bus.
  • Do not play in the roads
  • Whenever you must cross a street, look both ways and cross only if you are sure that no moving vehicles are approaching from either direction.
  • Do not push, pull, or chase any other students.
  • Avoid trespassing on private property and being noisy.
  • As your bus approaches, line up at least six feet off the street and do not approach the bus until it has stopped and the driver has opened the door. Again, avoid pushing others in the line.

Loading the Bus

  • Get on your bus quickly and be seated at once.
  • Listen carefully and obey any directions issued by the driver.

Riding the Bus

  • Do not eat food on the bus.
  • Do not throw anything on the bus.
  • Avoid extending your arms or any other part of your body out of the windows.
  • Do not change seats while the bus is moving.
  • Avoid shouting and other excessive noise that may distract the driver and lead to a serious accident.
  • Help keep the bus clean and sanitary.
  • Be courteous to other students.
  • Listen carefully and obey any directions issued by the driver.
  • Smoking in a school bus in prohibited.
  • Nothing can be thrown within the bus or out the windows.

Unloading the Bus

  • Do not leave your seat until the bus has come to a complete stop and the driver has opened the door.
  • Again, obey any directions issued by the driver.
  • Leave the bus quickly but in a courteous manner without pushing other students.
  • If you must cross a street as you leave the school bus, be sure to walk in front of the bus (never in back) at a distance of at least 10 ft. away from the bus. If you get too close to the front of the bus, the driver will not be able to see you, and a serious accident could occur.
  • Again, be sure to observe all safety precautions as you travel from your bus stop to your home. 

If you are interested in applying for a Bus Driver or Bus Monitor position with Depew Union Free School District, please contact the Transportation Department at 686-5155 for more information. You can also visit our district's Human Resource Employment page for information and applications.