WCSD invites kindergartners to Strive for Five

1 Aug

The start of the new school year is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about buying supplies, getting up early again, and catching the bus.

For our youngest students, getting on a big school bus on that first day of school can be a little bit scary. A great program called Strive for Five for School Bus Safety helps allay some of those fears.

The program, now it is 15th year, is designed for 2021/22 incoming kindergarteners. It provides children the chance to travel a short distance on a school bus with their parent(s)/guardians and to learn important safety procedures for riding a bus.

The program will start at Willink Middle School on Publisher’s Parkway, where the bus will pick up participants and bring them to (and from) the transportation department. The buses leave Willink at 6 p.m. and return about an hour later.

While at the transportation department, students will rotate through five stations teaching them the following safety elements:

  • Loading and unloading the bus
  • Proper crossing procedures
  • Danger zones surrounding the bus
  • Appropriate behavior on the bus
  • Emergency equipment/evacuation

Incoming kindergartners and their parents (no additional children, please) should attend as follows, if at all possible. IF you can’t make your assigned evening, you can come on another, but they district really likes to spread everyone out as much as possible.

August 2 – Plank South
August 3 – Plank North and Schlegel Rd.
August 4 – Klem South and Dewitt Rd.
August 5 – Klem North and State Road

Private and parochial students residing in the Webster Central School District can attend any one of the four dates.

For more information on the program, please contact the transportation department at 265-3840.

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