The transportation department can assist families new to the area in determining which school their child/children will attend. Parents may call the East Transportation Office at (570) 839-7121, extension 30421, or the West Transportation Office at (570) 839-7121, extension 31420, for assistance.
Pocono Mountain School District bus drivers attend safety training workshops twice yearly and are dedicated to ensuring District children are transported safely to and from school.
School Bus Safety Guidelines for Students and Parents:
Getting on the school bus
Make sure children arrive 10 minutes prior to the arrival of the bus. Parents should NEVER try to catch a bus if their child misses the bus. Instead, please drive your child directly to school to ensure his/her safety.
When waiting for the bus, instruct children to stay away from traffic and avoid roughhousing or other behavior.
Keep children away from the street or road as the school bus approaches – Make sure your child is mindful of the Bus Danger Zone – the area around a bus where children are in most danger. Children should stay 10 feet away from the bus and never go behind it.
Instruct children to wait until the bus has stopped completely and the bus driver signals that it’s OK to approach the bus before stepping onto the roadway.