Transportation changes (bus or parent pick-up) will not be taken by phone. Students must bring a written notice from home regarding any changes in transportation. The school secretary and bookkeeper cannot approve transportation changes by phone.
Students should not be picked up from school between 2:00 p.m. and 3:05 p.m. Students leaving early must be picked up before 2:00 p.m. True emergencies will be documented in the office by one of the secretaries.
Students must be signed out through the office by a parent or guardian; teachers may not release students without being called from the office.
Students not riding the bus will be dismissed to the gym (parent pick-up area) at 2:55 p.m; students will not be permitted to walk to bus area if not riding the bus. Kindergarten and First Grade Students will be escorted to the pick-up area located in the gym or the pavilion area.
Please limit the early pick up of your child to emergency situations/dental-doctor appointments. Unless a child leaves ill as determined by the school nurse, a doctor/dental/other acceptable excuse must be submitted on the child’s next school day. It is important that your child stay at school until dismissal 3:05 p.m.
School Bus Conduct/Regulations
The board directs that the bus driver, together with the principal, shall assume full responsibility for the discipline of students riding buses. It is the duty of the driver, in the case of any infraction of policies by any student, to notify the principal. It is the responsibility of the principal or assistant principal to determine necessary punishment to students violating regulations. Students will be taught proper bus riding procedures by their classroom teacher and parents will be required to sign a form after reading the bus regulations, which will be sent home. The following procedures will be followed when students are brought to the office by a bus driver for misbehavior:
1st offense-contact parents (warning)
2nd offense-recess detention/corporal punishment
3rd offense-1 day bus suspension
4th offense-3 days bus suspension
5th offense-bus expulsion for one calendar year
1st offense-1 day bus suspension
2nd offense-3 days bus suspension
3rd offense-5 days bus suspension
4th offense- bus expulsion for one calendar year
During a bus suspension or expulsion students may not ride another bus.
Once a student is on his/her bus, the student may not leave that bus without the driver’s permission. Students may not change their transportation unless a written note with a parent signature is brought to school. If the student does not have a written note from home, he/she may not ride another bus, go home with a friend, or in any way change the regular mode of transportation. Students will not be permitted to call home during the school day to verify transportation.