Monday, November 30, 2015 6:30 AM


★      Students should dress appropriately for cold weather and wear heavy jackets, hats, mittens or gloves, and boots.


★      Students should be on time at the bus stop.  However, sometimes buses will be late due to weather and/or road conditions.  If a bus is more than 15 minutes late, parents and guardians should use their own discretion, and if possible, provide transportation to school.


★      LHCS is working on a way to notify parents and guardians when a bus is running late after school.  We are not able to notify parents if a bus is running late before school. 


Safety tips for students:

●      Students should wait for the bus several feet back, off the road in a safe place. The roads can be slippery.

●      Use the handrail when boarding and exiting the bus to prevent slips and falls on icy steps.

●      Keep head and limbs inside the bus windows to prevent frostbite and other injuries.

●      Before crossing in front of the bus, wait for an “all clear” from the driver.  Cross 10 feet in front of the bus so the driver can see you as you cross.

●      Don’t play on snow piles at the bus stop — you could slide into the street.

●      Keep all papers and articles in a backpack.  Don’t try to retrieve personal items from under the bus that may have fallen — the driver can’t see you.

●      Don’t push or shove when getting on or off the bus.

●      Don’t chase the bus or grab the bus when it’s moving.

●      Before crossing the street, make eye contact with all drivers of cars to make sure they see you.


Safety tips for parents and guardians:

●      Parents should use extra caution in school zones and at bus stops, especially where snow piles exist.

●      Please do not use cell phones at stop signs.

●      LOWER CAMPUS:  There is no parking on the school side of the street during school hours.  Please use caution at the intersection of 41st Street and Chowen Avenue.  The hill makes this intersection especially dangerous in winter months.  Please avoid driving or parking on this hill when road conditions are slippery.  

●      UPPER CAMPUS:  Please do not park or wait within 20 feet of crosswalks or within 30 feet of stop signs.  This is the law.  Parking too close prevents other cars from seeing students in crosswalks and makes it difficult for cars to navigate turns, and for buses to depart.

●      Don’t follow buses too closely with your car — they make frequent stops.

●      Always stop for red flashing signals on a bus.


For information on how the district determines if school should stay open in winter weather, visit the weather page