Changes in Transportation
Children thrive on the consistency of a routine. If you require a change in transportation, such as meeting a parent at Kiss and Ride instead of riding the bus or walking, send a note or email to your child’s teacher and our front office attendance email ([email protected]) on the morning of the change. Please note that if your child is to be dismissed with a friend, we must receive a note from both the parent of the visiting child and the parent of the child being visited.
Important reminder: Buses operate at capacity and cannot accommodate extra passengers. Other transportation arrangements should be made for playdates.
FCPS provides bus transportation for students who reside more than a mile from the school. Bus riders should follow these guidelines:
- Refrain from crossing or playing on private property.
- Cooperate with the safety patrols and obey the bus drivers.
- Arrive at the bus stop five to ten minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.
- Remain seated and talk quietly after boarding the bus.
Procedures for safe transportation are discussed with all students at the beginning of the school year. It is also important that parents review with their children the information included on the form provided to all students who use school transportation. Parents’ reinforcement of the rules for safe loading and unloading of buses and of standards for behavior on buses and at bus stops is essential and will promote safety. Student failure to exhibit acceptable standards of conduct while riding a school bus can result in a suspension of bus transportation.
Kindergarten Parents: For your child’s safety, a parent, daycare provider, designated adult, or a sibling in 7th grade or higher is required to meet your child at the bus stop/bus door. If such a person is not at the bus stop/bus door, the child will be returned to school.
Bus Delay Notification System
The bus delay notification system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Parents may access the system at the link below or use the FCPS Mobile App to receive the delayed bus report. Morning route information will be available until noon. The afternoon route information will be available from 1-5 p.m.
Need assistance or have questions? Contact Rodrigo Arrate Latham at 703-249-7000 (our school's contact in the FCPS transportation office). For any concerns after hours, contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.