Bus Route Documents

Map of Elementary School Bus Routes

Instructions:  Once you click on the link to open Google Maps, you will see "ES Bus Routes" in the red box near the top left of the screen, and a map of the Worcester area with numerous colored markers (or pins).  To search for a bus stop near your address, click on the magnifying glass icon next to "ES Bus Routes" in the red box near the top left corner.  Be sure to type in your full address (house number, street, city, state), then press "Enter". You will see a dot appear on the map next to that address.  Use the "Zoom Out" button in the lower center section of the screen to zoom out and see more of the map.  Continue to zoom out until you can see several different colored markers (or pins) around your address.  Click on the colored marker (or pin) that appears to be closest to your address.  All of the information about that bus stop (stop location, Bus #, and AM, 1/2 day, and PM times) will show up in the column on the left side.  You may also click on individual bus stops on the left hand side to see their specific location on the map.

Transportation Questions and Concerns

Students are assigned a BUS and BUS STOP ASSIGNMENT at the beginning of each school year by the transportation director. The schools
WILL NOT allow students to ride on a different bus at anytime during the school year. All Students must ride the BUS they have been assigned.
Any student found in violation of their BUS ASSIGNMENT may lose their transportation privileges. If a student changes their address, a new
ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL form MUST be filled out and submitted to the transportation director and a new BUS and BUS STOP ASSIGNMENT
will be assigned.
Abby Kelley Foster views bus transportation as an extension of the school day and acknowledges that students riding the bus are under the
authority of the bus driver.
Parents are responsible for picking up their child at the bus stop after school. They may also have another responsible parent of their choosing
meet their child at the bus stop. Parents or guardians should wait for the child on the right side of the bus, so the student will not be required to
cross in front of the bus or behind it. For the safety of our students, elementary school children will not be left at a bus stop if a parent (or
other responsible party) is not there to meet them. Students in Grade 3 and Grade 4 may walk home from the bus stop if we have received a
signed letter from the parent/guardian, giving the child permission to walk home without an adult. Students who are returned to the school more
than three times because a parent (or other responsible party) is not at the stop to meet them will lose their bus privileges for the remainder of
the year. Parents will be charged a $25 fee (per child) when their child is returned to school on the school bus. If the late fee is not paid, the child
will lose their bus privilege. If we can not reach a parent or guardian by 5:00 p.m. on a full-day and 2:00 p.m. on a half-day, we will determine
that the child has been abandoned and the Worcester Police Department will be notified. Additionally, as mandated reporters, we are required to
file a form Massachusetts General Law Chapter 119 Section 51A, “Reporting of Suspected Abuse or Neglect of a Child.”
In order to provide safe and efficient transportation we need the help and cooperation of both students and parents. The safety of your child on
the bus is a serious matter. We must implement certain rules and expectations in order to ensure that our students travel safely without incident.
Students who engage in any type of misbehavior will be reported to the Bus Supervisors. The school and the transportation company
acknowledge that students riding the bus are under the authority of the school bus driver. Please review the rules and expectations with your child
as outlined in the Student Handbook.
You may direct any questions or concerns to your childs school.