A. Students should arrive at their designated stop three (3) to five (5) minutes before pickup / drop off time. For PK/JK/SK /G1 students, a Parent/Caregiver must wait with the students for both pickup and drop-off.For students in G2 or older, Parent/Caregiver’s presence is not required. However, if you want your child(ren) to walk home by themselves from the bus stop, you must sign and remit the attached permission form to the Transportation Coordinator.
B. The bus will not wait for students past the designated pickup time in the morning, . Parents are responsible for sending students to school if the student misses the bus. If the school bus is going to be late for pickup/ drop off for over 5 minutes due to traffic, .
C. If a Parent/Caregiver’s presence is required at the drop-off point but not present, and did not inform the Transportation Coordinator or Bus Monitor at least 4 hours prior to the designated drop-off time, the student will travel with other students on the designated route and be driven back to his/her designated stop after all students have been successfully dropped off.
D. Please note that the Bus Monitor phones will only be in use for the duration of the school bus trip to and from school – after that time they will be “powered off.” Should you need to contact the school regarding a bussing issue, please call the Transportation Coordinator via 18980823505.
Pickup and Drop-Off Time: Parents will receive an updated Pickup and Drop-Off schedule anytime there’s a scheduling change.
School Days 学校正常上课时间
PK,JK,SK students – Grade 10 students leave at 3:40
PK, JK students leave school at 2:30
SK students – Grade 10 students will leave at 4:30.
Non-Club Participation: 非课外活动参与者
Leaving with the 4:30 Bus
For students SK and older who do not wish to participate in the Clubs, supervision will be provided in Galaxy Central to do their homework or study.The students can leave on the 4:30 bus after Clubs.
Leaving before the 4:25 Bus
For parents who wish to pick up their students at 3:30, parents must notify the transportation coordinator 24 hours in advance.
2. Change Notification and Procedure
A. In the event that a student wishes to change to a different bus route, the parents/guardians must provide the School a written request, indicating the new address and effective date. Such notice must be given to the Transportation Coordinator no less than one week before the effective date. A change of bus route is subject to availability of seats on the requested route and cannot be guaranteed.
B.The vehicle type, bus route, pickup/drop off time, location, and bus monitor may change during the year.All changes will be communicated to parents prior to implementation.
C. For school related events, the school will provide bus service for attending students; changes in pickup and drop-off will be communicated in advance.
3. Special Requests 特殊请求
In the event that a student wishes to change their assigned bus, or will not be using the bus service for a temporary period, the parents/guardians must provide the School with written notice granting the student permission to change busses, indicating the preferred bus, and the effective dates and times. Such notice must be given no less than 24 hours before the effective dates and times.Changes will only be permitted when there is room on the requested bus.
4. Students Traveling Rule
A. Students must sit in their assigned seat and remain seated for the entire travel time.
B. Seat belts must be worn at all times. Students under 1.3 meter tall must sit on a car seat.
C. Students must obey and respect the driver and bus monitor at all times.
D. Students must keep their heads, hands and feet to themselves and inside the bus at all times.
E. Eating on the bus is not permitted. Drinking water is permitted.
F. Students must use an inside voice; yelling or screaming is prohibited.
G. Students must be courteous - name calling and/or inappropriate language is prohibited.
H. Tampering with safety or emergency bus equipment is prohibited.
I. Throwing any object on, at, or out of the bus is prohibited.
J. Students may bring soft toys or electronic equipment, but a headphone is required. Students are responsible for all such equipment and the school is not liable for any damage or loss.
K. Please make sure students have gone to the washroom before they get on the bus in the morning.
In an emergency situation, please contact the Transportation Coordinator at 18980823505..
We have issued each of the bus monitors a smart phone to ensure they have WeChat facilities. Each bus has a QR code that can be added on your WeChat. We have issued this phone to facilitate communication in the event that the bus is running late. Please note that the primary function of the bus monitor is the safety of the students. They ensure that students are safely seated before the bus moves, that students below a certain size sit in car seats, that seatbelts are worn and that student behavior is civil and conducive to the wellbeing of all passengers. Good communication is important but secondary to their main duty of keeping students safe.