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Parents/Guardians have the responsibility of supervision of their child until the child boards the bus in the morning and after the child leaves the bus at the end of the school day. Parents/Guardians must understand students are under the jurisdiction of the school while going to and from school.

In view of the fact that a bus is an extension of the classroom, the East Porter County School Corporation shall require children to conduct themselves on the bus and at the bus stop in a manner consistent with the established standards for classroom behavior. In cases where children do not conduct themselves properly on the bus, such instances are to be brought to the attention of the building principal by the bus driver. Children who become a serious discipline problem on the school bus may have riding privileges suspended by the driver or principal. In such cases, the parents/guardians of the child involved become responsible for the safe transportation of the child to and from school.

If, in an emergency, a student is to ride a different bus or walk to a destination after school, a note is required from the parent to the principal explaining the emergency in advance. If permission is granted, the principal will issue a temporary student bus pass which must be presented to the bus driver upon entering the bus. The principal has final authority to decide whether or not circumstances are of an emergency nature.

Bus Rules

School bus drivers are to have control of all school children conveyed by bus. The drivers shall: keep order, maintain discipline among the children on the bus, treat all children in a civil manner, see that no child is imposed upon or mistreated while in his/her charge, and use every care for safety of the children under their charge. School bus drivers shall assure that the following regulations are observed by all passengers.

  1. Each student shall be seated immediately upon entering the bus, and in some cases, in a seat assigned by the driver.
  2. No student shall stand or move from place to place during the trip.
  3. Loud or profane language or indecent conduct shall not be tolerated.
  4. Students shall not be allowed to tease, scuffle, trip, hold, hit, or use their hands, feet, or body in any objectionable manner.
  5. No students shall enter or leave the bus until it has come to a full stop and the door has been opened by the driver.
  6. All students are required to wait 20-30 feet from the edge of the road until the bus comes to a complete stop. Students who must cross a road to board the bus must:
    1. wait until the bus has come to a complete stop;
    2. wait for the driver to signal to cross the road;
    3. walk at least 10 feet in front of the bus while crossing the road.
  7. Students should be waiting at their designated boarding stations when the school bus arrives. Generally, buses will run very close to the same time each day. Bus drivers need to be reasonable about waiting at a bus stop but need not wait an extended length of time.
  8. Students are required to ride the bus to which they are assigned. Space permitting, a change of buses in an emergency will be allowed only by a temporary student bus pass issued from the principal.
  9. Students causing discipline problems may face suspension from the bus and/or school.
  10. No eating or drinking will be allowed on the bus, except during extra-curricular trips.
  11. No medication, except authorized inhalers and Epi-pens, will be allowed to be transported to or from school by students riding on East Porter buses. Parents are responsible for transporting medication to and from school.
  12. No animals may be transported to or from school by bus.
  13. Large items, projects, dangling key chains or items that could be harmful to others or damage property, are not allowed on the bus. Band instruments may only be transported on the school bus if there is sufficient room. The aisle must be kept clear at all times.
  14. Water balloons, eggs, shaving cream, laser pointers, squirt guns, sleds, skates, skateboards, roller blades will not be allowed on school property. Any such item brought to school or taken on the bus will be confiscated and turned into the school office.

Early and Late Bus Rules

The term early and late bus refers to those buses which make a second route before or after school. Students riding these buses are to meet in the cafeteria, gymnasium, or hall where supervision will be provided. This time is an extension of the school day, and therefore, school rules and policies apply. The following guidelines will also be observed.

  1. Students are to be in the designated area immediately after exiting the bus in the morning and at the end of the day.
  2. Students should bring all necessary articles, such as books, coats, etc.
  3. The late bus supervisor will dismiss students.
 school bus

The East Porter County School Corporation Transportation Department safely and effective transports more than 2,000 students each day on a fleet of 38 buses.

 

The transportation department is led by our Transportation Manager, Mrs. Jennifer Nagle.  Along with Mrs. Nagle, our Bus Maintenance Supervisor, Mr. Brian Nagle, assists all bus drivers in ensuring their buses are well-maintained and safe for our students.

 

To read the transportation and bus rules, please click on the link.

Transportation Information and Bus Rules


 tech curriculum

East Porter County School Corporation is now in its second year of 1:1 implementation for grades 9-12.  The program was expanded at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year to include grades 6-8 as well.  We are excited about the opportunities this will continue to offer our students.  

The mission of the 1:1 program at East Porter County School Corporation is to engage, enlighten, and empower our students for success in school and life. Creating a 1:1 environment will enable students and teachers to enhance student learning and engagement, while also promoting the development of lifelong learners. Students will transition from consumers of information to creative producers and owners of knowledge.

East Porter County School Corporation understands we need to prepare our students for an ever-changing world that sees technological advancements happening at a rapid rate. We are committed to providing our students with the skills they need for success after leaving our campuses.

1:1 Student and Parent/Guardian Handbook

1:1 FAQ

Parent Informational Meeting PowerPoint

Parent 1:1 Resources

Responsible Use Policy (2017)

Other Instructional Technology Information

Elementary Technology:

Grades K-1: Students in grades K-1 have access to Android tablets in their classrooms.

Grades 2-5: Laptop carts are available to teachers for checkout and use in the classrooms.

Grades K-5: Android tablets are available through checkout in the Media Centers. Computer labs are also available for instruction and administration of online assessments.

Miscellaneous Information:

East Porter County Technology Acceptable Use Policy and Agreement

IDOE Office of eLearning

Instructional Technology Professional Development

Teachers participate in monthly technology-focused professional development during PLC time.  This year's topics include GAFE Basics, Open Educational Resources, Classroom Management, Digital Citizenship, and Online Assessment. 

In addition, teachers are offered a variety of opportunities to continue to grow and learn alongside our students.  This nine weeks, teachers are discussing hyperdocs, digital field trips, A Google a Day, BreakoutEDU, and the new Google Sites. 

Program Contacts:

Mrs. Diana Gill
Instructional Technology Coach
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