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To accompany our district's conversion to the Traversa Ride 360 program, district students will be receiving a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) scan card, which will act as their ID when riding the bus during the 2022-2023 school year. These cards will be distributed to every student throughout the school year. Distribution will happen at individual schools at various t=times throughout the 2022-2023 school year. Please watch for more information from your student's specific school. At each bus stop, the driver will be able to see a display of the names and photos of students assigned to that stop so they can confirm that the correct students are boarding or getting off the bus. Please note that these scan cards are not trackers. No student information is stored on these cards, and they are not used to track a student’s location. The school buses are used to locate students while on the route. The student RFID cards simply help to accelerate the process of recording student check-ins while also mitigating errors. Knowing where and when a student is during a bus route is paramount to ensuring the safety of every child in real-time.
Posted bus routes and pick-up and drop-off times are approximate. Please remember that traffic, weather and other unforeseen circumstances may cause some routes to be early or delayed. Also, as students choose not to ride or to ride the bus during the school year, pick-up and drop-off times are adjusted. For example, the elimination of just one bus stop (because students no longer ride or are absent from stop on a particular day) can affect a route by 2-3 minutes. It is recommended that parents and students arrive at their bus stops at least five (5) minutes prior to the published times.
It is our district’s practice that kindergartners will not be let off the bus unless the student’s parent/guardian (or designated adult) is at the bus stop at the time of student drop-off. Kindergarteners whose parents are not at the bus stop will be returned to the student’s elementary school where the parent/guardian (or emergency contact) will be called for student pick-up.
If you see an issue with your child’s transportation information, parent transportation assistance is currently available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. by calling 360-563-3525 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Parents/guardians of students on choice transfer/variance or in-district transfer will be responsible for providing student transportation to and from school. Bus passes will be approved on space availability and we will not be reviewed until four (4) weeks after school starts.