Incoming kindergartners are invited to attend bus safety events with the Bend-La Pine Schools today and Saturday. The Winnie the Pooh School Bus Safety Program will include a short video featuring Pooh and a test ride on a bus. Refreshments will also be served.
The one-hour sessions take place at the transportation department’s bus center, 501 SE Second St., Bend. The sessions take place at 1 and 6 p.m. today and 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday.
Students who attend will learn how to cross the street safely, line up for the bus and behave on the bus.
Students in Bend-La Pine Schools will have extra help on the first few days of school. An extra bus driver will be on board the kindergarten bus routes in those early days.