Starting with the 2018-2019 school year, elementary children will attend a building based on their grade level, rather than their home address.
Follow along with your child to see how transportation will work in 2018-19
Elementary siblings at the same house will ride the same bus together (unless handicap accessible transportation is needed).
The bus will drop each child off at the correct building.
Students in any elementary walk zone will walk to their neighborhood school at 8:35am and get on a bus at 8:40 for a short ride to their school as the buses rotate buildings (or stay if that is their assigned school).
This family does not live in a walk zone for any school.
They have elementary age children attending 3 different buildings.
They will all ride the same bus together, each child staying on the bus till it arrives at their school.
This family lives in a walk zone for a neighhood school, but not for the school their child is attending.
This student will walk to the neighborhood school at 8:35 and get on a bus at 8:40 a.m. for a short ride to their school.
This family prefers to drop-off and pick-up their children.
There will be staggered dismissal times to allow parents enough time to pick-up at multiple buildings if necessary.
This family has a Kindergarten student and a 3rd grade student in a bus zone
They let the 3rd grader ride the bus, but choose to drive the Kindergarten child to school themselves.
This family lives in a bus zone and has a 2nd grade student and a student in a wheelchair.
They have the 2nd grader ride a standard bus, and our Transportation Department can arrange for separate wheelchair accessible transportation for their other child.
What do kids do while the buses rotate?
Every elementary building offers breakfast.
There will be planned supervision and activities.
The YMCA may be offering their before and after school program for parents who need extra day-care help.
What happens after school lets out?
The entire Carousel process will completely reverse.
We will have a pick-up and bus window from 3:30 to 3:55 to allow for bus rotation, and for parents who may be picking up children at different buildings.
The first week of August please watch for information regarding the following:
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Bus Routes, including pick-up and drop-off times
Information for students who walk to a neighborhood
school to catch a bus to their school
New "Placard" system for parent pick-up
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