Reminders for Parents
Drop-Off for Kindergarteners:
Parents/guardians are required to receive their kindergarten age students when dropped off at the bus stop. If a designated parent or guardian is not at the bus stop when the bus arrives, the transportation office will call the student's home to inquire. In the event that a parent or guardian cannot be reached, the child will be returned back to school.
Drop-Off Time Variations:
Drop off times in the afternoon are an estimate. Drop off times will vary and are likely to be inconsistent due to a number of circumstances. For example: number of students utilizing the bus that day, when the bus actually gets released from school, and traffic conditions which can be unpredictable.
Non Public School Transportation:
- All weather related closings, late starts or early dismissals will be synced with the Unionville-Chadds Ford school district public schools. When snow events occur, please check the UCFSD website (ufcsd.org) to determine transportation arrangements.
- For private / non-public schools, transportation on early dismissal days will be honored for a maximum of 8 days for the school year. If the private school plans to schedule more than 8 early dismissal days for the school year, the school will select which 8 days transportation is to be provided. For the balance of the days, buses will only be provided at the school’s regular dismissal time, if necessary.
- The private school must notify parents of the early dismissal days they have selected for transportation
Morning Will-Call Rule
If a child is the only student assigned to a bus stop, and that student does not ride the morning bus for a straight 10 school days, the driver will drop the stop. This means that the driver will no longer visit the stop in the morning, and the student will be given a will-call status. If the student needs transportation on any given day, a parent or guardian must call the transportation office to request a pickup.
Peek operating hours at the transportation department are from 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM, and from 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM. During these time frames, phone lines tend to be busiest. If you have a non-urgent question or concern, please place your inquiries to the transportation department by email instead, or between the quieter hours of 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM. This will afford us more time to adequately address your questions.