ATLANTA, GA — The Cobb Schools Transportation Department is inviting kindergartens and first-graders for a bus ride along on July 30, one day before school begins.
The initiative aims to ease the nervousness of Cobb’s youngest learners, parents and guardians will join their kids on the ride to school and back home.
This annual ride-along program will facilitate the five and six-year-old a chance to learn how to ride a bus and essential safety tips such as how to enter and exit the bus safely. This also gives parents a chance to see why school bus is the safest way to get students to school.
The school bus will pick up children and guardians following the regular morning route. The schedule can be seen on the district website.
However, parents must remember that they are no longer allowed to ride the bus with their children to school after the first ride-along. To keep track of the child’s bus whereabouts in real-time, they can access Cobb’s County Here Comes the Bus app.
The app’s main function is to notify parents about the school bus. It has tracking features that show the real-time location of the child’s bus on a map, gives detail scheduled of the bus arrival times and routes, and provide push notifications when the bus is near.
To install the app, parents can follow the instructions below:
1. Download the Here Comes the Bus app on the play store or visit herecomesthebus.com
2. Click the “Sign Up” button
3. Enter the school code 87881, click “Next” and then “Confirm”
4. Complete your profile in the “User Profile” box
5. Under “My Students” click “Add.” Enter your kids’ last name and student ID number
6. Once you completed the steps, you’re ready to begin.
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