Important Message for Bus Riders

posted Sep 21, 2017, 3:09 PM by Leah Ashford   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 3:42 PM ]

Accommodating Bus Changes

Our District 64 Transportation Supervisor, along with the Drivers of our Fernwood Buses #4 and #5 would like to send a reminder to parents and students that the longstanding policy that afterschool arrangements must be made ahead of time (no “same day” playdates) is still in effect. 

Please continue to be as clear with your child about afterschool plans. If your child's Teacher uses a planner, write it in the student planner to help your child remember.  Bus Transportation Services continues to require a note that will be passed on to your driver (or their substitute) if your child is getting off at a stop that differs from their normal scheduled stop, otherwise your child will not be permitted to get off the bus. Please do not phone the school with last minute changes. Staff, Teachers and Bus Drivers appreciate your cooperation and guidance to ensure your child’s safety. 

Kindergarten and Grade 1 Riders:  

Kindergarten and Grade 1 students cannot disembark from the bus without a parent being present at the stop.  The Driver cannot hold up the schedule and must continue on (as they must be on time for the other school runs that begins after Fernwood's). Your child stays on the bus safe with the Driver and is escorted to the Bus Depot. Your child will be at the SD64 Maintenance Building at 160 Rainbow Road (250-537-5723)  for you to pick them up. The approximate route end times for both buses is 4:20 pm.