Students may walk to and from school, be driven, ride a bicycle, or, if eligible, ride a school bus. Parents should make certain their students do not arrive at school too early, because there is no supervision in the schools or on the playgrounds prior to the start of the school day.
Please review the following information, based on how your student gets to and from school:
High School families should review this information.
Students in grades PreK-8 who live more than a mile from the school are assigned bus transportation. Students with special needs may also be assigned transportation regardless of distance from school. Information regarding the time and location of the student’s bus stop is mailed to his/her home before the start of the new school year.
All students riding the school bus must follow these general guidelines:
- The bus driver is in complete charge of operating the bus, and will assign seats as needed.
- Students are to line up on the sidewalk at the designated stops and board the bus in an orderly fashion.
- All riders must be properly seated. No loud talking or disorderly conduct is permitted.
- Regular bus riders who plan to walk home or visit a friend in the walking area must provide written parental permission to the school office.
To ensure the safety of all, students must:
- Load and unload in an orderly manner.
- Remain seated while the bus is in motion.
- Keep noise to a minimum.
- Be silent when the dome lights are on.
- Not open windows without the driver’s permission.
- Not hang or throw anything out the windows.
- Not eat, smoke, litter or throw items on the bus.
- Respect the driver by following his/her directions.
At the bus stop and boarding area students must:
- Not litter, damage or mark property or bus.
- Wait for the bus on the sidewalk.
- Be courteous to others both on and off the bus.
- Cross the street only in front of the stopped bus when the driver gives the signal.
- Not bring food or beverages on the bus loading area.
- Students may not ride a different bus unless absolutely necessary. Any change must have pre-approval of their principal’s office. If a child is going home with a friend after school, the teacher and building principal must be notified in writing. This note must include the date, the friend’s name and transportation details. Arrangements should be completed in advance.
Walk to School Safely
- Walk on the sidewalk, rather than in the street.
- Use crosswalks.
- Obey the directions of crossing guards.
Driving a Student to School
- Students should be dropped off on the side of the street closest to the school. Students are not permitted to run across the street.
- Students may not be dropped off or picked up in the bus area or school’s parking lot.
- School driveways or parking lots may not be used to turn cars around.
Biking to School
Biking to school is a family decision and does not take the place of our bus transportation program. Bicycle racks are available at every school. When deciding if biking is appropriate for your student, please consider the following:
- Distance from school
- Adult crossing guards at intersections on your student’s route
- Amount of books and other school materials being transported
- Weather conditions, especially those causing slippery sidewalks
- Maturity and judgment of your child The law requires bike riders to wear helmets. Those under the age of 14 must ride on the sidewalk.
High School Students
Bus transportation is not provided for students in grades 9-12, with the exception of those with special needs. High School students may walk, bike, ride RTA, or drive to school. Please note the following:
- Bike racks are provided. Be sure to lock your bike.
- Reduced-fare RTA passes are available in the High School office.
- Students who choose to drive should be aware that parking on and near the campus is limited. Allow plenty of time.
- Students may not park in designated faculty parking areas or in lots at Onaway, Woodbury or the Administration Building.
- Drivers must observe speed limits and all traffic/parking regulations on and around the campus.
- Illegally parked cars may be ticketed or towed.