2020-2021 BUS POLICY
To ensure that all students in our neighborhood get access to a high-quality education, Atlas Preparatory School has committed significant resources to provide our bus system, which is EXTREMELY rare for a small school. Riding the bus at Atlas Preparatory School is a PRIVILEGE and a LIMITED RESOURCE, which will be taken away from students who abuse this privilege and resource.
Students that are written up, more than once, by the bus driver and/or monitors for misbehavior on the bus WILL lose bus privileges and will have an assigned seat for the remainder of the school year. Students must board buses at their appropriate schools. Bus badges are required for all students that ride the bus. The badge must be shown to the monitor or driver before entering the bus. Atlas will issue the first badge for free. A replacement badge cost is $5.00.
Please note that due to the larger number of routes and buses this year, Atlas cannot guarantee that every route will have a Bus Monitor in addition to the driver. Please consider this when deciding whether to have your student ride the bus.
2020/2021 BUS RULES
NO cell phone usage (photos, texts, or calls) Phone may be used for music with one headphone in one ear.
NO eating or drinking on the bus including gum (water is ok).
NO standing up or moving seats when the bus is in motion.
NO excessive noise or inappropriate language.
NO bullying or fighting.
NO body parts outside of windows or throwing anything out of a window.
NO vandalism, cutting seats, or drawing on seats. Students are not allowed to carry pens or pencils in their hands when riding the bus (parents will be charged for all damage).
NO form of disrespect towards the bus drivers or bus monitors.
1st Offence – Warning – notify advisor and parents.
2nd Offence – 1 school day off the bus (to and from school).
3rd Offence – 3 school days off the bus (to and from school).
4th Offence – 5-10 days off the bus or remainder of the school quarter (to and from school).
Fighting zero tolerance, Automatic 3 to 5 days off the bus (to and from School).