Transportation: Kindergarten Busing Information

As a parent sending your child to school on the first day can be stressful. We want to make that we provide you with the information you need to make that first day as smooth as possible.  This page was created to give you the most up to date transportation information and how to understand it.

 

ELIGIBILITY NOTE: ONLY STUDENTS THAT ATTEND KINDERGARTEN AT THEIR HOME SCHOOL OF ATTENDANCE ARE ELIGABLE FOR BUSING. YOU CAN FIND YOUR HOME SCHOOL OF ATTENDANCE HERE.

 


 

Westerville City Schools has 3 types of Kindergarten students:

 

AM KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS: (KA)

AM kindergarten students will ride to their HOME school in the morning with other students in grades K-5.  In the Midday they will go home with only Kindergarten students from their school.  The midday routes are called a "Take Home" route. 

Here is a QUICK START guide to help you understand your students information in the PARENT PORTAL.

There are also some help tips BELOW for parents.

A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST BE AT THE BUS STOP IN THE MIDDAY TO RECIEVE THEIR STUDENT OFF THE BUS.  IF A PARENT OR GUARDIAN IS NOT PRESENT THE BUS WILL RETURN THE STUDENT TO THEIR SCHOOL.

 

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PM KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS: (KP)

PM kindergarten students will come to school in the midday on a bus with only Kindergarten students.  These routes are called a "Bring In" route.  At the end of the day they will ride home with other students in grades K-5 from their schools. 

Here is a QUICK START guide to help you understand your students information in the PARENT PORTAL.

There are also some help tips BELOW for parents.

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ALL-DAY KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS: (ADK)

ADK kindergarten students will ride to and from their HOME school with other students in grades K-5.

Here is a QUICK START guide to help you understand your students information in the PARENT PORTAL.

NOTE: STUDENTS THAT ATTEND THE ADK PROGRAM AT LONGFELLOW RIDE TO AND FROM SCHOOL WITH OTHER MAGNET SCHOOL STUDENTS.  THEY ALSO HAVE A TRANSFER THAT WILL TAKE PLACE AT A MIDDLE SCHOOL.  MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRANSFER IS BELOW.

There are also some help tips BELOW for parents.

 


 

Helpful tips for parents of kindergarten students:

1. Make sure your student is confortable telling another adult their first and last name.

2. As mentioned above it is VERY important that you are at your student stop in the MIDDAY to get them off of the bus.  We require a parent or guardian at their bus stop so that we know they will get home safely.  If you are not there we will have to bring your student back to their school for you to pick up.

3. Give your students a piece of paper with their Name, Bus #, Stop Location, and your contact information on it.  Tell them to keep it in their bag and give it to an adult if they are not sure what bus they should ride.

4. When at the bus stop, have your student wait on their home side of the street.  It is the drivers responsibilty to cross them to board the bus when they arrive.

5. If your student has a sibling with them on the bus ask the sibling to make sure they know where they are.