Q: Can I call the office to change my student from a bus rider to a parent pick up or walker?
A: Yes, any parent who chooses to pick up or have their student walk must call the school by noon. Allow enough time for the office to locate the student to relay the message. The office reserves the right to verify the identity of the caller. However, if the student boards the bus, the parent must go to the designated stop to get the student.
Q: Do I need to notify the transportation office or driver if my child is not riding the bus?
A: No, if your child is not out waiting for the bus at the designated stop and time, the driver will not stop. If your child does not ride the bus in the afternoon, the driver will not make that stop.
Q: Can I make a short-term change to my child’s bus schedule?
A: No. Please notify the school you will pick up your child or make plans to pick them up at their regularly scheduled route stop.
Q: Can I sign up for a bus if my child won’t ride the bus every day?
A: Yes, you can reserve a seat for your student on a bus if they will generally ride the bus. However, if they will only ride the bus a few times a year, wait to schedule that transportation when a ride is needed.
Q: Why have these changes been implemented?
1.) For the safety of all students.
2.) To avoid multiple phone calls and notes to the school office and teachers during the school day at the last minute.
3.) To prevent students from experiencing the stress of not knowing their schedule and riding the wrong bus. These events are also stressful for parents.
4.) To provide consistency and efficiency in school bus routes which reduces costs and allows Wa-Nee Transportation to continue to provide extracurricular travel at no cost to the students.