Starting October 12, 2021, the Beresford School District will begin in-town bus pick-up and drop-off services at identified locations (see table below for address, driver and bus number, and timeframes). If your child(ren) will utilize this service, please ensure that your child(ren) will arrive at the pick-up location on time in the morning. When winter weather arrives, please be mindful that our approximate pick-up times may change due to road conditions. More so, your child(ren) will need to be able to get on the correct bus when dismissed from school. Included in this message, you will find student conduct expectations as outlined in Board Policy JFC (Student Conduct) and JFCC (Student Conduct on Buses). If your family will utilize this service, please complete the following form if your learners are in grades JK-5: https://forms.gle/sQU7YdEqCfz2guUH9. Parents/guardians do not need to complete the form for learners in grades 6-12. The Beresford School District will mark each pick-up and drop-off location with a traffic cone and sign (e.g., for two weeks).
Rider Expectations: JFCC -Student Conduct on Buses: When a student is riding, boarding, or leaving the bus, the bus driver has supervisory control over the student. Because the bus is an extension of the classroom, the Board requires students to conduct themselves while on the bus in accordance with Student Conduct policy JFC. Students who become a serious disciplinary problem on the school bus may have their riding privileges suspended by the principal. In such cases, the parents of the student involved will be responsible for their child’s transportation to and from school.
Students in the District are expected to act in an appropriate and responsible manner. Such behavior will reflect favorably on the student and on the school, will show consideration for others, and will create a positive school environment in which to learn and work.
JFC -Student Conduct: All students have individual responsibilities and obligations in their conduct toward other people and with respect to property. Examples of student conduct on school grounds, on school buses, or at school activities which will subject a student to suspension, expulsion, or other disciplinary action, and which may be reported to the legal authorities and subject to legal consequences, include, but are not limited to:
- Causing or attempting to cause damage to school property, or stealing or attempting to steal school property.
- Causing or attempting to cause damage to private property, or stealing or attempting to steal private property.
- Causing or attempting to cause physical injury to another person except in self-defense, or threatening to do so.
- Assault or threatening a student or staff member with bodily harm.
- Possession of any firearm, knife, explosive device, or other weapon or dangerous object.
- Possession, use, or being under the influence of any controlled drug or substance without a physician’s prescription.
- Possession, use, or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drug or substance.
- Possession or use of any tobacco product.
- Making false fire alarms, bomb threats, or similar threats.
- Using a substance or device to communicate a terroristic threat.
- Cheating (including plagiarism) with respect to school work or tests.
- Inappropriate use of computers, networks, Internet, Distance Learning, etc.
- Using lewd, profane or obscene language, displaying lewd, profane or obscene language or pictures, or lewd or indecent exposure.
- Sexually harassing any other person.
- Defying the valid authority of school employees.
- Conduct in a classroom, hallway, or any other location on school property or on a school bus which is disruptive.
- Harassment (including hazing) of any other student or staff member of the School District or any other person who is on the property of the School District.
- Racial or ethnic slurs.