If you are new to the district and/or riding the school bus, please contact the routing desk so that we can provide your driver with a New Rider Info slip. This will let the driver know where your student plans to get on and off the school bus. Also, if you have a kindergartner, your driver will be asking for a Kindergarten Bus Release form from your student. This lets your driver know what to expect when they are dropping off your kindergartner. All students should be at their neighbohood bus stop at least five minutes prior to the estimated pick up time.
Parents of young riders should plan to meet their students at their bus stop each day until they are confident their student can walk home from the bus stop alone. Kindergartners are expected to be met at the bus stop until we receive written permission to let them off alone. If you did not get a Kindergarten Bus Release form from your school ask your students bus driver for one.
Parents of kindergartners please tell your student not to get off the bus if they do not see whoever is supposed to meet them at their bus stop, and to tell the driver. Also, younger students can fall asleep, or get caught up in conversations with friends and forget to pay attention to where the bus is and forget to get off at their bus stop. If this happens they need to tell their driver so that we can be sure to get them home safe.
If your bus rider is not home when you expect, more than 10 minutes late, you may contact the dispatch office at 967-6151 and we will help you locate your student. Call your family members to find out if someone picked up your student from school. This happens more than you know and can be a frightening experience for any parent.
Has your phone number changed? Please take the time to update your phone numbers and emergency contact information for all of your students at each of their schools. Should we have any questions about your student we will be using the resources you have provided to contact you.
Riding the bus is a fun privilege for students and it is important that everyone knows what to expect. Teach your students to be safe, respectful riders and to always listen to their bus driver. Their safety is our #1 priority and following the rules is their responsibility.