First Ride Program

First Ride Program - A Program for First Time Bus Riders

Rocky View Schools is pleased to welcome your child to the experience of riding the school bus. As we want this to be a happy and rewarding time for both you and your child, we invite you to take part in the informative "First Ride Program", a school bus safety program for first time bus riders.

This FREE program for students is provided by the Rocky View Schools in partnership with our bus contractors, to educate parents and children on how to ride the school bus safely.

What Can You Expect

The following format for the "First Ride Program" will be as follows:

1.  Program starts promptly at 6:30 pm.

2.  Topics covered in the presentation include:

  • Bus Driver responsibility
  • Parent responsibility
  • Student responsibility
  • School Board responsibility
  • School bus facts and information
  • Safety rules on and around the school bus

3.  Go for a short ride to review safe loading, unloading and bus riding procedures.

"First Ride" is a positive learning experience for you and your child. This program gives parents and students a basic understanding of safety, rules, and procedures on the school bus. We hope you will be able to take part in the "First Ride Program".

2018-2019 First Ride Dates and Location

Urban Students - Wednesday August 22, 2018 OR Thursday August 23, 2018

Rural Students - Tuesday August 21, 2018

The program will be held at Rocky View Schools Education Centre in Airdrie, located at 2651 Chinook Winds Drive SW, each evening.

The program will begin each night at 6:30 pm and will run approximately 1 hour.

To Register

To register for one of these nights, please email firstride@rockyview.ab.ca

In your email, please include:

1.  The date you wish to attend.

2.  Your child's name.

3.  The number of adults attending.

4.  Your contact information.

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