NWLSD Bus Riders & Families,
Our parents are key players in helping to maintain the health and safety of our students. It is important that parents and guardians discuss and go over the safety protocols that we have in place with your child. The more they know surrounding best safety practices, the safer we can keep them. We have included a resource below that parents can use to discuss where to stand at your bus stop, the importance of remaining seated while on the bus, how to wait for a driver's signal before crossing the street, etc. Click the link below to learn more:
Parents will be responsible for screening their students for symptoms consistent with COVID-19 prior to getting on the bus. It is important that our parents join with us to make sure this is done every morning. Parents can use our At Home Daily Wellness Check document to check for symptoms. If your child has a fever, or answers yes to any of the questions, please keep them home.
There is a possibility that buses may occasionally be delayed to school or home, especially the first few weeks of school. Parents can expect the delay to run up to one hour.
We expect that our staffing levels may vary from day to day as we navigate our nation’s current health crisis. Staffing shortages may lead to drivers making multiple morning and afternoon runs. We ask that our parents remain patient as we make every effort to get all of our students to and from school in a safe and timely manner. Our building principals and staff are aware that late arrivals may occur; they will make adjustments for buses that arrive late. As always, we will communicate with our parents to keep them informed when situations occur.
How Can I Access My Child’s Bus Pass?
All bus passes have been mailed out. Due to late enrollment or address changes, if your student is eligible for transportation and did not get a bus pass, visit the StopFinder Mobile App if your child attends NWLSD. Private school families should contact transportation at 825-4600 for busing information.
Preschool students will receive bus service ONLY if it is a part of their IEP. Otherwise, parents/guardians bring their children to school for arrival and dismissal.
Will NWLSD provide crossing guards? Where will they be located and during what times?
Last year we established eight areas where staff crossing guards would be located. This year, we will continue to have these guards in place. Locations and times for each guard are listed below:
- West Fork Rd. in front of school: 8:20 am - 8:50 am; 3:50 - 4:00 pm
2. Pippin Rd. / Cranbrook Dr.:
- (PRM): 6:50 am - 7:20 am; 2:20 pm - 2:50 pm
- (PRE): 7:30 am - 8:00 am; 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
3. Banning Rd. / Memory Ln.: 7:30 am - 8:00 am; 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
4. Memory Ln. / Jonrose Ave.: 7:30 am - 8:00 am; 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5. Springdale to school entrance: 8:20 am - 8:50 am; 3:50 pm - 4:20 pm
6. Jessup Rd. / Sprucewood Dr.: 6:50 am - 7:20 am; 2:20 pm - 2:50 pm
Be sure to check back frequently for changes.