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Transportation Information

 


Once your class appears on the schedule, we schedule a bus for you with one of our two bus contractors. All you need to do is give a Program Trip Application Form to the bus driver.

 

With one exception (special needs buses). If you require a special needs bus:

  • Submit a Program Trip Application to the Department of Transportation (available on their website.)
  • Please highlight and star the Special Needs section. When they see “Environmental Education” on the form, they know that they do NOT normally need to arrange any buses, and it may be accidentally overlooked if it is not noticeably flagged.
  • Ask whether it is a bus that will fit one, two, or no classes with the student.


Then call us to let us know:

  • What date and program your student will be attending.
  • That you have requested a special needs bus with Transportation.
  • Whether or not the regular bus will still be needed.

Call Transportation a week or two ahead of time to re-confirm the need.

 

If you have any questions about transportation arrangements for the Environmental Education Programs, please contact us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The Department of Transportation does not schedule Environmental Education Program buses and will not be able to answer your questions.

 

 

Transportation Times

Pre-K

  • “Shuttles” (for schools near the Elms: a.m. and p.m. students arrive separately)
    •  Bus pick-up from school will be 15 minutes after arrival.
    •  Bus departure from site will be 30 minutes prior to dismissal.
  •  “Combination” Programs (for more distant schools: a.m. and p.m. students arrive together)
    •  Bus pick-up from school will be at 9:15.
    • Bus departure from site will be at 12:15.

*Click here for exact times per school.

 

Kindergarten – Grade 5

  • Bus pick-up from your school will be at 9:15 (except Greenview Knolls & Carver: 8:45)
  • Bus departure from the site will be at 2:15* (except Greenview Knolls & Carver: 1:45*)

* To accommodate the extraordinary demand by multiple users for bus trip transportation during May and June, some buses may need to depart from site by 1:45 or 2:00.

Parochial Schools (Pre-K – Grade 5)

  • Bus pick-up from your school will be at 8:45
  • Bus departure from the site will be at 1:45.

 

King’s Christian Academy

  • Bus pick-up from your school will be at 9:15.
  • Bus departure from the site will be at 2:15.

 

 Middle Schools (including Parochial Grades 6, 7, and 8)

  • Bus pick-up from your school will be at 8:30
  • Bus departure from the site will be at 1:30

 

 High Schools

  • Bus pick-up from your school will be at 8:15.
  • Bus departure from the site will be at 1:30.

Fairlead Academy:

  • Bus pick-up from your school will be 8:45 am.
  • Bus departure from the site will be 1:00 pm.

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