Portland school bus routes and information

A beige background with the words Know your way to the Bus Stop before school starts! And a blue icon of two people walking towards a yellow bus icon.
Easy links to district transportation sites, plus general safety information to share with younger students before riding the school bus.
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Portland school district school bus information

General School Bus Safety

These are general safety tips to review with a younger child. To find school-specific information about bus routes, stops, or safety guidelines, visit your school district website. 

Safety Tips & Activity Handout

School Bus Safety Tips Handout - English
Consejos de seguridad para viajar en el autobús escolar
Советы по безопасному использованию школьных автобусов
Các Gợi ý An toàn Xe Buýt Học đường

A colorful graphic showing a small child with brown hair in pigtails and a pink hoodie waiting five steps back from the curb where an approaching yellow school bus plans to stop. A green checkmark shows that she is waiting in the correct place.
Be sure your student understands the importance of staying back from the bus when waiting to board or after getting dropped off. This helps them be visible for the driver, and a safe distance from the moving bus.

Getting on the bus

  • When waiting for the bus, stay back from the street until the bus arrives and the driver opens the door
  • Be respectful of yards and private property near your bus stop
  • Use the handrail when boarding

Riding the bus

  • Keep hands and feet to yourself
  • Be respectful to other riders
  • Keep aisles clear of books and bags
  • Keep hands, arms and head inside the bus
  • Put trash in garbage cans

Getting off the bus

  • Use the handrail when going down the stairs
  • Take five big steps away from the bus when you exit
  • If you have to cross in front of the bus, always be sure the driver can see you
  • Listen to the bus driver in case they have special instructions
  • Stay away from the rear wheels of the bus at all times