Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has their kindergartners prepped for day one.
 
For the past two weeks, student transportation was tasked with teaching thousands of new EIPS students how to safely use the bus.
 
"We teach the students about how to be safe in and around the bus," said Christine Hogan, safety and compliance supervisor. "We learn about the safety zone, the danger zone, how to get on the bus safely, how to sit safely and we do a practice bus evacuation out the back door."
 
Tuesday night (Aug.28) at Southpointe Elementary, almost 50 kids with their parents took their first bus ride.
 
"I think our event was a big success, the kids learn how to be safe on the bus and the parents become a little bit more comfortable about how things work," added Hogan.
 
EIPS buses about 9,000 students annually across the region.
 

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