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2019/20 Transportation Update

2019-2020 Transportation Update

We are pleased to once again partner with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) and Community Bus Services (CBS) to provide transportation options for eligible students for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Do you have a student who will be in K - 6th grade?
  • Do you live in Cleveland, between 1 and 5 miles from school?
  • Are you interested in yellow bus transportation for the coming school year?

If you answered yes to all the above, please read all of the attached information carefully and submit all required forms!

If you have a student who will be in 7th or 8th grade, live in Cleveland, and are interested in an RTA badge for next school year, please reach out to the school’s Front Office.  

As a reminder, transportation is an extension of the school day and students and parents will be held to the same behavior expectations as they are while on campus.  Failure to abide by these expectations may result in your child being suspended or removed from transportation privileges.

If you have any questions about these options or any other aspects of our transportation program, please see any member of the School Front Office Team for support.

We look forward to your partnership in the coming year!

Yellow Bus Dates and Frequently Asked Questions: 2019-2020 School Year

Who is eligible for yellow bus transportation?

According to CMSD guidelines, students are eligible for yellow bus transportation if they:

  • Are in Kindergarten through 6th grade
  • Reside within the city of Cleveland between 1 and 5 miles from the school

 

PLEASE NOTE: Official distance from school will be determined by CBS’ rostering software; Google Maps or similar programs can be used to estimate distance but should not be taken as a guarantee of eligibility.

 

Any 7th and 8th grade siblings of eligible students may be allowed to ride with their younger siblings if there is capacity on the bus route; however, if capacity for a bus route is reached at any point during the school year, 7th and 8th grade siblings will be removed from the bus rosters.

 

Where will my child’s bus stop be located?

Yellow bus transportation is not door to door.  Bus routes are determined during the summer based on your child’s home address and bus stops will be within 0.5 miles of that address (in accordance with CMSD guidelines) if you register for busing by June 28th. If you register for busing after June 28th, your child will be routed to the closest existing stop until late September - this may be greater than 0.5 miles.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Your child will only be routed to the home address on file with the school. If you need to change your address at any point over the summer or during the school year, please contact the school office and provide an updated proof of residency.

How do I register for yellow bus transportation?

Any student who meets the eligibility criteria and is officially enrolled in school for the 2019-2020 school year can be registered for yellow bus transportation.

 

Registrations will only be processed once all of the following forms have been completed and returned to the school.  Please note that these forms may be obtained from the front office of the school:

  1. Yellow Bus Request Form
  2. Yellow Bus Consent Form
  3. Yellow Bus Behavior Contract
  4. Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Walking Waiver (if applicable)

What is the deadline to register for yellow bus transportation?  When will route information be available?

Starting May 6, 2019 we will accept bus registrations throughout the summer and at any point during the 2019-2020 school year.  However, the proximity of your child’s bus stop to home and when they can start riding the bus depends on when your completed registration is received.

PLEASE NOTE: All requests must be received by noon on the last day of the request window.

Deadline / Request Window Bus Stop Within .5 Miles from Home? Route Information Available Ridership Start Date
5/6/19 - 6/28/19 Yes 7/29/19 First Day of School
6/29/19 - 7/29/19 Closest existing stop 8/9/19 First Day of School
7/30/19 - 8/09/19 Closest existing stop 8/15/19 8/19/19
8/12/19 - 8/13/19 Closest existing stop 8/22/19 8/26/19
8/14/19 - 8/20/19 Closest existing stop 8/29/19 9/3/19
8/21/19 - 8/27/19 Closest existing stop 9/5/19 9/9/19
8/28/19 - 9/3/19 Closest existing stop 9/12/19 9/16/19
9/4/19 - 9/27/19 No new requests processed.  CBS will redesign routes as necessary based on current ridership and addresses so that bus stops are within .5 miles of home.  Any changes to stops and/or stop times will go into effect 9/30/19.
 

For the remainder of the year, registrations will be handled as follows:

  • All requests received by noon on Tuesday will be processed that week
  • Families will be notified of route information by that Thursday
  • Students may begin riding the following Monday

 

9/30/19 - 12/10/19 Closest existing stop Thursday Monday
12/11/19 - 1/6/20 No new requests processed.  CBS will redesign routes as necessary based on current ridership and addresses so that bus stops are within .5 miles of home.  Any changes to stops and/or stop times will go into effect 1/07/20.
1/7/20 - 5/28/20 Closest existing stop Thursday Monday