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DCS TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

315-852-3400 x 7408

PARENTS - WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!   We are asking for your help in keeping the bussing experience a safe one this school year.  Each time you have a change in your child's transportation, please send your child to school with a written note.  We know that circumstances change and cannot be helped, but would ask that in those special circumstances you call Mrs. Newkirk in the Elementary Office, 315-852-3400 x 7122 no later than 1:00 with your changes.  Please make sure you speak to someone in person - leaving a message on voice mail may result in the message not being received -  as often times phone messages are not reviewed if things get busy in the office.  Also, please do not e-mail your bus changes - if there is substitute in that day, the message may not be received.  Thank you for your help in this important safety matter.

Bus Drop-Off/Release Times:

As an added measure of safety for our students, the following procedures will be utilized beginning with the 2013-2014 school year:

Buses will be arriving at school no earlier than 7:40 each morning.

Walkers and/or Student Drivers SHOULD NOT arrive at school prior to 7:40 a.m.

Elementary afternoon walkers will be held in the cafeteria and Middle School/High School walkers/drivers in the small gym until all buses have departed from school for their afternoon runs.  Once the buses have left, walkers will be dismissed.

Bus Safety Reminder:

New York State Law states that ALL students (PK-12) must cross 10 feet (10 steps) in front of the bus.  Since small children cannot visualize what 10 feet may be, the best way for them to cross in front of the bus is to go out far enough so that when they look back at the bus, they can see the driver so he or she can motion to them when it is safe to cross.  It is especially helpful for the first week or two of school that an older person be there to help the younger students get on and off the bus safely.

Thank you for your cooperation!