Transportation Safety

Designated Crosswalks

Carmel Clay Schools encourages all students and staff to remain safe as they travel to and from school each day. With the creation of "No-Bus Zones" across the district, we encourage everyone to review designated crosswalk locations. Please be extra mindful while traveling during school arrival and dismissal times.

  • Red Dots = Designated, staffed crosswalks
  • Blue Dots = Secondary, non-staffed crosswalks
  • Green Lines = Routes for walkers or bikers
  • Carmel High School image coming soon. Instructions for families coming soon.
  • Carmel Elementary School image coming soon. Designated crosswalk will be at entrance along 4th Ave. SE.
  • Clay Center Elementary image coming soon. 

Bus Safety Tips


  1. Never cross close to the front of the bus – make sure the driver can see you.
  2. Never pick up anything you drop close to or under the bus – ask the driver what to do.
  3. Never run after a bus or bang on the side.
  4. If you must cross the street in front of the bus, follow the driver’s directions, and stop and look before you cross.
  5. Never run across a street, it’s better to miss the bus than rush and risk being hit by a car.
  6. Stay away from the rear and sides of the bus – always be in a safe place where the driver can see you.


  1. Never pass a school bus when its stop lights are flashing.
  2. Be extra vigilant around school hours – assume a child might run out at any moment.
  3. Be courteous to school buses, give them room and let them change lanes when they need to.