We along with WCPSS encourage Wake County PTA leaders to be familiar with these videos. The video messages are two minutes or less. They focus on hand signals bus drivers will use to help students safely board the bus.
A handout created by the NC Department of Public Instruction is available here:
More information on bus safety can also be viewed on this WCPSS webpage:
The students and bus drivers recorded the videos that focus on three new bus driver hand signals:
– Open palm: stay at bus stop
– Thumbs up: motorists stopped, prepare to cross
– Point: cross the street to the bus
We ask that you share these videos with your students and their parents. Please share these with school PTA leaders and encourage them to share with their parents through their websites, social media and meetings. These new hand signals combine with the new bus boarding process introduced at the start of the school year.
Bus safety is the responsibility of many people working together including parents, students, school administrators and bus drivers.