Everyone in the Transportation Department hopes you are having a safe summer! The beginning of the school year is just around the corner and everyone in the bus garage is gearing up for the upcoming new year. There are few things that we would like to share with you in preparation for the new school year. First and foremost, the safety of your children is our number one responsibility. The Newark Valley bus drivers do an outstanding job of transporting our students throughout our 143 square mile district. To help us ensure their safety we need your cooperation and assistance.
** All students are required to wear a face-covering/mask at all times while on the bus.
** All students will have assigned seats.
** All students will be routed to their home address. Any changes will have to be called into the Transportation Department prior to the start of school (9/9/2021). Once a student’s bus schedule has been established, it will remain that way for the rest of the school year.
** There will be no bus passes permitted.
** It is important that students understand and obey all of the bus rules. The rules are posted on each bus and the bus drivers will review these rules throughout the school year.
** If, for whatever reason, your student will not be riding the bus in the morning on a certain day please give us a call.
** If your child will be parent transported to/from school daily, please notify the bus garage your child will not be needing the bus.
** Please have your student at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to the pickup time. This is especially important at the beginning of the school year. Sometime towards the end of August, those students riding the bus will receive a postcard in the mail with the bus number and the approximate pickup/drop-off times. Please keep in mind we may have to revise these times after school has started.
** It is against the law to pass through the red lights of a school bus.
This is the case whether it be on the road at a bus stop or in the school parking lot. If you have questions at any time during the year, please call us at 642-8560. Have a wonderful remainder of your summer.
Director of Transportation