Transportation

RSCO Transportation Family Handbook Handbook 2020-2021 Final 720.pdf

Transportation

Only K-8

**If you accepted later then August 1 in the summer through the lottery, transportation may be delayed. Reach out to Mr. Gaffney (AP) at 860-695-5704 or GAFFM001@hartfordschools.org if you have any questions about transportation.


Hartford residents:


Hartford residents will be transported by Specialty Transportation. The primary goal is to provide safe and efficient transportation for Hartford Public School students and families.


HPS Transportation Hotline at 860-695-8547 or transportation@HartfordSchools.org.


Non-Hartford residents:


Our families that live outside of Hartford have their bus transportation provided by RSCO Transportation.


The goal is to provide outstanding transportation services to our customers by offering timely and courteous responses to families and schools and ensuring the performance of our contracted bus companies.


RSCO Transportation at 860-524-4077 or transportation@crec.org


Attached is the updated RSCO Transportation Family Handbook and the CREC Transportation Parent Flyer.




BRICK Bus Rules (attached to the left)

  1. Speak politely and nicely.

  2. Follow directions of the bus driver the first time given.

  3. Honor others’ personal or “bubble” space.

  4. Stay in assigned seat while the bus is moving.

Inclement Weather (attached to the left)


CREC Bus Rules, Parent Policies, & Guidelines


Drop-off Policy


Children in K through third grade cannot be dropped off without an adult at the stop to receive the child. This adult does not have to be the parent. A parent may approve a younger individual such as a sibling, friend, etc. who may be less than adult age but satisfies the parent with the maturity level to be responsible for the young student.


The bus driver must never drop a K through grade 3 student without such supervision.


This child must be brought to the designated location after the run has been completed. The driver must inform dispatch and dispatch must inform dispatch immediately upon determination that the adult is not available at the stop to receive the child.


Parent Responsibilities


Parents should make sure that children reach the school bus stop at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled bus pick-up. Parents must make arrangements to accompany children grades K to 3 to and from bus stops.


Parents should instruct children to:


Walk on sidewalks;

Look both ways before crossing roads;

Wait on the sidewalk, off the road pavement;

Wait until the bus stops before trying to board;

Behave appropriately walking to and from and while at the bus stop;

Follow the behavior outlined for all students




*Different​ ​delay​ ​times​ ​for​ ​different​ ​towns​:​ ​If​ ​children​ ​from​ ​Bloomfield​ ​and​ ​Windsor​ ​are​ ​brought​ ​to​ ​Breakthrough on​ ​one​ ​bus​ ​and​ ​Hartford​ ​Public​ ​Schools​ ​is​ ​starting​ ​school​ ​on​ ​time,​ ​Bloomfield​ ​has​ ​a​ ​two-hour​ ​delay,​ ​and​ ​Windsor has​ ​a​ ​90-minute​ ​delay,​ ​then​ ​the​ ​bus​ ​will​ ​run​ ​on​ ​a​ ​two-hour​ ​delay​ ​because​ ​that​ ​is​ ​the​ ​longest​ ​delay​ ​on​ ​that​ ​bus route.

*One​ ​town​ ​is​ ​open​ ​and​ ​one​ ​is​ ​closed​:​ ​​ ​If​ ​children​ ​from​ ​South​ ​Windsor​ ​and​ ​East​ ​Hartford​ ​are​ ​brought​ ​to Breakthrugh​ ​on​ ​one​ ​bus​ ​and​ ​Hartford​ ​Public​ ​Schools​ ​is​ ​starting​ ​school​ ​on​ ​time,​ ​South​ ​Windsor​ ​is​ ​closed​ ​but​ ​East Hartford​ ​is​ ​open,​ ​then​ ​the​ ​bus​ ​will​ ​not​ ​stop​ ​at​ ​any​ ​of​ ​the​ ​South​ ​Windsor​ ​stops​ ​but​ ​will​ ​go​ ​to​ ​the​ ​East​ ​Hartford stops.

Breakthrough​ ​buses​ ​that​ ​service​ ​more​ ​than​ ​1​ ​town:​ 3023:​ ​East​ ​Hartford​ ​&​ ​South​ ​Windsor

3026:​ ​Bristol,​ ​Farmington​ ​&​ ​Southington

3027:​ ​Rocky​ ​Hill​ ​&​ ​Wethersfield

3030:​ ​Vernon​ ​&​ ​Hebron

3031:​ ​East​ ​Windsor,​ ​Windsor​ ​Locks​ ​&​ ​Suffield

There​ ​is​ ​no​ ​easy​ ​solution​ ​to​ ​bringing​ ​students​ ​to​ ​and​ ​from​ ​school​ ​in​ ​bad​ ​weather,​ ​but​ ​student​ ​safety​ ​is​ ​RSCO’s​ ​first​ ​priority.​ ​Buses​ ​will​ ​always operate​ ​slower​ ​to​ ​be​ ​safe​ ​when​ ​there​ ​are​ ​poor​ ​road​ ​conditions.​ ​RSCO​ ​appreciates​ ​your​ ​patience,​ ​understanding,​ ​and​ ​cooperation​ ​on​ ​these challenging​ ​days.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​questions,​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​RSCO​ ​Transportation​ ​at​ ​860-524-4077,​ ​or​ ​​transportation@crec.org​.


Any school based transportation questions please call our assistant principal Mr. Gaffney 860-695-5704