Frequently Asked Questions!
Our most frequently asked question......... When should my students be out for the bus?
Much of that is dependent on where you live. But for the MOST part...
Our 1st day of school is Tuesday August 27th with a 1/2 day in the PM. High School is scheduled to start at 11:16 and Middle School 11:26 HS/MS students should be out looking for their bus by 9:45. It may not come that early but start watching just in case. We will be dropping at the High School around 10:55 and the Middle School around 11:05. No lunch or supper will be served this day.
Elementary students are scheduled to start at 12:30. They should be out looking for the bus by 11:15. We will anticipate
dropping them at the elementaries by 12:15. No lunch will be served.
On a normal day High School / Middle School students need to be out looking for the bus by 6:20 in some areas.
High School starts at 7:30 - Middle School starts at 7:40 We drop at High School at 7:15 and at Middle School at 7:25.
Elementary students should be out looking for the bus by 7:40 It very likely won't come that early, but better to be safe until we establish a pattern. School starts at 8:40 - we drop at 8:25.
Please be aware bus times will fluctuate the first few days until we can establish a pattern. Please be patient.
Bus colors and routes with Driver names and Bus numbers are available. Please click the appropriate link.
The 2nd most frequently asked question......... Where is the bus stop?
Trailer Parks, Apartment Complexes and some subdivisions have group stops. If you are unsure where the stop is please refer to the listing below, or ask a neighbor. Most other students will be picked up in front or very near their homes. If you are unsure where the stop is in that situation wait at the end of your driveway and the driver will let you know where the stop will be. If there are several students within a very short distance the stops must be combined.
If you live in....
Applecreek - The stop for both busses is at the designated sign.
Burkeshire Point - The elementary stops are at the Mail Boxes - please be aware there are 3 different elementaries that come in . Make sure you are getting your student on the correct bus. High School / Middle School students walk.
Chateau Torrey Hills - the stop for both busses is at the Office
Cole Creek Estates - the stop for both busses is at the Mailboxes
Eagle Point - The elementary stop is at the Playground in the morning and at the Mailboxes in the afternoon.! The High School / Middle School stop is out to Elms Rd.
Gaines - High School / MIddle School students may get on at the Post office or the Fire Station.
Genesee Village Apartments - the stop for High School / Middle School is up toward Lennon Rd. The elementary stop is at the office building.
Linden Lane - the stop for both busses is toward the entrance off Lennon Rd.
Linden Place - the stop for both busses is in the back of the park off Dye Rd.
Maple Creek - the High School / Middle School stop is out to Maple Rd. The elementary stop is towards the entrance. Be aware there are 2 elementary busses that come in. Please be sure its the right one.
Mari-Dan - the elementary stop is out to Miller Rd. High School / Middle School students walk.
Parkridge - High School / Middle School students go out to Elms Rd. Elementary students get picked up on the appropriate corners.
Riverside Manor - the elementary stop is out to Morrish Rd. High School / Middle School students walk.
Silver Creek - the stop for both busses is at the Elms Rd entrance
South Valley - The elementary stop is at the Mailboxes. The High School / Middle School stop is out to Elms Rd.
Swartz Creek Estates - The elementary stop is at the Mailboxes. The High School / Middle School stop is out to Seymour Rd.
Swartz Creek Meadows. The stops are generally at the corners. The bus will not travel down all the individual streets.
Please be aware busses do not come down dead-end roads or cul-de-sacs. Your student will need to go out to the corner.
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.
Data on a National Scale about School Bus Transportation
A typical school bus carries 54 children.
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.
Use of Video
The video captured from surveillance cameras will be viewed by District personnel on a random basis and/or when problems have been brought to the attention of the District. Students or staff whose recorded actions are deemed to violate District policies, administrative regulations, or provisions of law may be subject to disciplinary action. A video may be used by the District as evidence in any disciplinary action brought against any student or staff member arising out of the individual’s conduct on District property. When appropriate, video captured may be referred to or viewed by law enforcement agencies.
Retention and Release of Video
The District will comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to the retention and release of public records.