Bus Changes for
Friday February 23, 2018
High School & Middle School
Bus 23 – Linden Place Trailer Park rides with Ann in Bus 20
The rest ride with Cheryl in Bus 28
Bus 28 – Parkridge rides with Heidi in Bus 36
The rest stay with Cheryl
Bus 33 will be Gene in Bus 33
Bus 85 will be Janet in Bus 85
Bus 10 will be late - please have students wait in the circle, he'll be there eventually
Boys and Girls Varsity B-Ball to Flushing ride with Vince in Bus 84 at 4:30
Swim and Cheer to Fenton ride with Vince in Bus 84 at 8:45
Red Bus 33 – will be Gene!
No changes today
No changes today
Bus 23 – CDC goes to Ann in Bus 20 for the next few weeks.
Reid Rd rides with Vince in Bus 84
Sharp Rd and Floria Village rides with Ann in Bus 20
Honeybear rides with Nancy in Bus 37
Bus 85 will be Janet in Bus 85
February 23, 2018
Dear Elms Rd Elementary Parent:
We are extremely sorry to say we are once again in a bus driver crisis. We have a plan in place to make sure your students are picked up and dropped off safely. Please be advised your student’s times may vary greatly from what you are accustomed to.
Beginning Monday February 26, 2018
The students that ride the Orange bus will be dispersed to 3 different busses:
Linden Lane, Wee Little Quackers, and Miami Beach area will all ride with Paul on Blue - Bus 10.
We would estimate that pick up time will be about 7:55 and drop off time will be about 3:50
Miller Rd Farms and Keith, Ketzler, Curtis area students will ride with Cheryl on Brown - Bus 28
We would estimate that pick up time will be about 8:10 and drop off time will be about 4:00
South side of Miller Rd and Swartz Spry Radcliffe students will ride with Heidi on Red - Bus 36
We would estimate that pick up time to be about 8:10 and drop off time about 3:55
Parkridge will also ride with Heidi on Red - Bus 36 Pickup time will be about 8:25 and drop off about 3:45
Students that normally ride with Cheryl on Brown Bus 28:
She will be leaving earlier in order to get to Elms Rd on time for breakfast. Please be prepared to be out at least 15 minutes earlier. On the take home, South Fork, Crosswinds and Lennon Rd will still be dropped off first – those times should not change. The remaining students will most likely be 15 to 20 minutes later than normal.
Students that normally ride with Paul on Blue Bus 10
Your times should have minimal change. On the pickup only those students on Lennon Rd between Elms and Linden should be out about 10 minutes early. Their drop off time will not change. The remaining students, pickup time should not change, but the dropoff time can be expected to be about 10 minutes later.
Students that normally ride with Heidi on Red Bus 36
She will be leaving earlier in order to get all students to the school on time. All students should be out at least 15 minutes earlier than normal. On the take home. Eagle Point may be 5 minutes later, the remaining students will be about 15 minutes later than normal.
Students that normally ride with Janet on Green Bus 38
Her times should remain the same for both pickup and dropoff!
Please keep in mind these times are estimates. They may vary a few minutes either way.
It is our sincere hope this is short term situation, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
Thank you for your patience
Swartz Creek Transportation Department
Did you know...
A School Bus is:
172 times safer than your family automobile.
8 times safer than passenger trains.
4 times safer than transit buses.
4 times safer than intercity buses.
8 times safer than scheduled airlines.
An any given school day in the United States, approximately 480,000 school buses are at work transporting over 25 million students.
More than half of all students take the bus to school.
School buses are an efficient way of transporting students.
Each bus replaces about 36 cars that otherwise would be needed to transport kids to their schools.
If there were no buses, 17,333,333 cars would be needed to drive students to school. On average, each school bus travels about 12,000 miles annually, for a national total of 5,760,000,000 miles.
This saves approximately 62,399,998,800 miles of personal, individual car use each year.
Be aware it is illegal in every state to pass a school bus stopped to load/unload students.
Know and understand laws governing motorist’s driving behavior near a school bus.
Learn the "flashing signal light system" that school bus drivers use to alert motorists if they are going to stop to load/unload students.
Know and understand that yellow flashing lights indicate the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles.
Know and understand that red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate that the bus has stopped, and that children are getting on or off. Motorists MUST stop their cars.
Begin moving only when the red flashing lights are turned off.
Watch out for young people who may be thinking about getting to school, but may not be thinking about getting there safely.
Slow Down. Watch for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in the neighborhood. Watch for children playing and gathering near bus stops.
Be Alert. Children arriving late for the bus may dart into the street without looking for traffic.