Questions concerning your student's transportation to school, please contact Transportation at 414-0238.
Students riding their bikes to and from school must follow all safety regulations of the county and school. A helmet is strongly encouraged. You must remember to follow all street signs, including stop signs. Ride single file and cross streets carefully. Once you have reached school property, please dismount and walk your bike to the nearest rack. Bike racks are located on the school grounds and must be used to park bicycles. Please remember to lock your bike.
Riding the school bus is a privilege. A student being transported in school owned vehicles is required to comply with the Student Code of Conduct and the MS/HS Bus Rules which are clearly posted on each bus and available from the student’s administrator. Any student who fails to comply with that code or established rules of conduct on school transportation may be denied transportation services and shall be subject to disciplinary action.
The following procedures shall be followed when a discipline concern arises on a bus serving a regular route or an extracurricular activity:
- A conference involving the Principal or Assistant Principal, the student passenger, the driver, and the parent may be required.
- The Principal or designee may suspend the student’s bus riding privileges. If such a suspension occurs, the parent/guardian will be notified prior to the time the suspension takes effect.
- In the case of serious misconduct that endangers the safety of other passengers or the driver, the driver shall have the authority to put the student off the bus or to call for law enforcement assistance; the Principal and parent/guardian shall be notified of the situation as soon as possible. The student shall not be provided bus service again until a conference involving all persons listed above has been held.
The offenses and actions listed above are not intended to be all-inclusive.
Parents/guardians who drop students off at school or pick them up at the end of the day should drive cautiously, observe parking and safety signs and follow the directions of administrators, teachers, and staff to ensure the safety of all students. Students arriving for the school day should be dropped off at the front of the school entering the circular drive on the east side and exiting on the west side. All students attending athletics, or early morning classes or events should be dropped off in the front of the school. Students with small or medium-sized instruments should be dropped off in the front of the school.
Use of school district transportation is highly recommended if it is an option. Do not drop off or pick up students from the bus lane area until after all buses have left for the day.
Students that walk to and from school should cross at the guarded crosswalks. Please remember to be courteous of the neighbors and walk on the sidewalks wherever possible.
Change of transportation plans:
Arrangements for alternate transportation plans should be made with your child before the school day begins. For your child’s security, requests for bus passes, etc., should be made in writing and turned in to the main office at the beginning of the school day. Phone calls from parents, except in emergency situations, will not be accepted.
Bus Passes to Ride a Different Bus:
Please limit bus pass requests to ride a different bus to emergency situations and eligible bus riders. Bus passes, even in an emergency situation may not be approved if the bus is full. To request an eligible bus rider ride a different bus, provide the front office with student’s name, reason for emergency, name of the student he/she is riding home with, bus number, and your phone contact number. The office will call to verify requests. Non-emergency requests cannot be filled and District transportation is not to be used for parent convenience or Friday sleepovers.