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We are excited to welcome back all of our students next week. We hope you all have a smooth back-to-school transition. Below are a few key pieces of information related to bus transportation:
MASKS REQUIRED: The Federal order requiring masks on public transportation remains in effect. ALL passengers and drivers must wear a mask on school buses. In addition, all HWRSD buses must have windows open at least 4 inches at all times. For more information, here is the CDC’s Order.
BUS CLOSE CONTACTS: Individuals who are masked on buses when windows are open are exempt from testing and quarantine response protocols. Here is the DPH/DESE Guidance
DRIVER SHORTAGE: As the media has been reporting, there is a shortage of bus drivers across the State and country. Please note that this could result in slight bus delays for all routes and your bus may not always have the same driver. It is our hope that the shortage will be resolved quickly and we will be able to have consistent drivers that you and your students get to know throughout the school year.
Enjoy your last days of summer and we will see you next week!
"Walking School Bus” -A walking school bus (WSB) is a safe and fun way for children to get physical activity as they travel to and from school with adult supervision. Each “bus” walks along a set route with one or more adults leading it, picking children up at designated stops along a predetermined route and walking them to school. The process is reversed in the afternoons on the way home. It is that simple. Some families may have already done this with their children and would be happy to help more students get to school in this healthy, safe, and fun way.
Walk & Bike to School - Walking and bicycling to school enables children to incorporate the regular physical activity they need each day while also forming healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Regular physical activity helps children build strong bones, muscles, and joints, and it decreases the risk of obesity. In contrast, insufficient physical activity can contribute to chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and stroke.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that children and adolescents get one hour or more of physical activity each day. Research suggests that physically active kids are more likely to become healthy, physically of developing the habit of regular physical activity early.