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Safety Dog Sightings

Sharing his safety message in a way that connects with children

He's On The Road Again!

First Student’s safety mascot, Safety Dog, is traveling coast-to-coast again this back-to-school season (#SafetyDogBusTour). Safety Dog helps students put a face on safety while understanding the importance of safe school bus behavior.

“I love my job! I travel all over the country to meet the teachers, parents and students in our communities. I remind them of safe school bus behaviors. I love meeting new people!”
– Safety Dog

2018 Safety Dog Tour Stops

During each of our twelve tour stops, students sign a school bus safety pledge, get a picture with Safety Dog and “Walk the Yellow Carpet.”

Parents have a chance to see firsthand how First Student
buses are designed for safety
inside and out.

Racine, WI

Racine Unified School District
Thursday, August 29 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Administrative Service Campus
District Registration Day

Brooklyn Park, MN

Osseo Area Schools
Tuesday, September 17th
10:00am to 12:00pm
Edinbrook Elementary


Wichita, KS

Wichita Public Schools
Wednesday, September 25
10:00am to 12:00pm
Isely Traditional Magnet Elementary School

Lewisville, TX

Lewisville Independent School District
Wednesday, September 25
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Marcus High School
Homecoming Carnival


Exeter, NH

SAU 16 School District
Saturday Sep 28, 2019
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Touch-a-Truck Event
Pease Blvd, Pease International Tradeport Portsmouth, NH 03801

Chatham, ON, Canada

Chatham-Kent Lambton
Administrative School Services


Chatham, ON

McNaughton Ave Public School
Tuesday, October 22nd
12:00 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.

Chatham, ON

St. Ursula Catholic School
Tuesday, October 22nd
9:15 a.m – 10:55 a.m.


Fairbanks, AK

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
Wednesday, October 2
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Midnight Sun Elementary

Gresham, OR

Gresham-Barlow School District
Wednesday, October 23
9:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Hogan Cedars Elementary


Chattanooga, TN

Hamilton County Schools
Wednesday, October 2
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Red Bank Elementary School

Jefferson City, MO

Jefferson City Public Schools
Wednesday, October 30
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Moreau Heights Elementary


Normal, IL

McLean County Unit 5 School
Wednesday, October 16
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Fox Creek Elementary School

Lansdowne, PA

William Penn School District
Tuesday, October 15
9:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Ardmore Avenue Elementary
161 Ardmore Avenue · Lansdowne, PA 19050

Tuesday, October 15
12:30 PM – 2 PM
Park Lane Elementary School
1300 Park Ln, Darby, PA 19023


Previous Stops

Take a look at our previous tour stops by clicking through the photos of each stop below. Want to request that the 2020 Safety Dog Bus Tour comes to your school? Let us know!

Park Lane Elementary

Fairbanks, Alaska

Chatham-Kent

Chatham, ON

Ardmore Elementary

Philadelphia, PA

Normal, IL

Normal, IL

Fairbanks, AK

Chattanooga, TN

Exeter, NH

Portsmouth, NH

Flower Mound, TX

Flower Mound, TX

Wichita, KS

Brooklyn Park, MN

Brooklyn Park, MN

Racine, Wi

Montreal, Quebec
Safety Dog had his passport stamped as he made his first trip to Canada. He visited with students and staff at several schools in Montreal, Quebec. Safety Dog had a great time making new friends while encouraging safe bus behavior.

Marysville, Ohio
Safety Dog made quite the impression during a stop at a preschool in Marysville, Ohio. Students are already asking for a return visit! Safety Dog and Monitor Sharon Parker stopped by each classroom at the school. They shared safety tips and read a book about riding the bus safely.

Shawnee, Kansas
Another Safety Dog sighting in Kansas! A family engagement night at Bluejacket-Flint Elementary in Shawnee provided the perfect opportunity for Safety Dog to spread his safety message. He enjoyed posing for pictures while meeting the students and families we serve.

Schaumburg, Illinois
Safety Dog had a captive audience as he visited an early learning center in Schaumburg, Illinois. Students listened intently as our safety mascot shared tips for riding the school bus safely. It was a return visit for Safety Dog. He stopped in Schaumburg during his nationwide Bus Tour last August.

Xenia, Ohio
Safety Dog received high fives and hugs from hundreds of preschool and kindergarten students in Xenia, Ohio. A visit from our safety mascot helped students learn more about school bus safety. With so many smiles, it looks like a lesson they won’t soon forget!

Navasota, Texas
Safety Dog had a great time at a Navasota Rattlers football game. He made new friends, including the superintendent of the Navasota Independent School District, and Navasota won the game!

Rochester, New York
Safety Dog took part in the Kids & Trucks event hosted by the Children’s Institute at Frontier Field in Rochester. Kids and parents explored a school bus and were even invited to beep the horn. Safety Dog made some very special friends along the way: Doodle Bug and Bob the Builder.

Wichita, Kansas
Back by popular demand! Safety Dog returned to Wichita to meet thousands of students and parents who attended the Choices Fair for Wichita Public Schools. Safety Dog had a blast making new friends while encouraging safe bus behavior.

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