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Transportation

Bus Transportation

Bus transportation is provided and accommodates student needs. Bicycles, Skateboards, Roller blades, and Pedestrians – Biking, skateboarding, rollerblading or walking to school is not permitted due to the hazardous traffic areas around the school.

All students receive safety training and must demonstrate understanding of the following concepts on a written test:

  1. Transportation by school bus is a privilege, not a right;
  2. District policies for student conduct and school bus safety;
  3. Procedures for safely boarding and leaving a school bus;
  4. Procedures for safe vehicle lane crossing; and
  5. School bus evacuation and other emergency procedures.

Consequences for student misconduct on the bus are progressive. Student s are suspended from riding the bus for increasingly longer periods of time as violations against safety rules are repeated. Depending on the nature of the violation, consequences such as suspension or expulsion from school may also be applied.

Bus Passes

Students are not allowed to ride any other than assigned busses. Bus passes may be assigned to students who need to ride a different bus, as space permits. Written requests from a parent for bus passes must include the following details:

  • the student’s name
  • the reason for the request
  • the destination and/or bus route number
  • phone number where the parent can be reached that day
  • a parent signature

We are requesting that students use this bus pass form.  Download, print then fill in and have the student this request to the office before school starts. No notes will be accepted after 10:00 a.m.  The student presents the pass to the driver as s/he enters the bus. Bus passes are not issued during the first or last two weeks of school. A request is also necessary if a student needs to get off the bus at a bus stop other than the assigned stop. OMS students may not ride elementary school buses.

Drop Off and Pick Up by Parents

We encourage our students to ride the bus to reduce traffic congestion. However, it is understood that riding the bus is not always possible. If you need to drop off or pick up your child, we ask for your cooperation with the following procedures.

These guidelines reflect our top priority – the safety and welfare of your child. Please understand that when necessary, these procedures place safety as a priority over convenience.

  • Use the right lane in the designated drop-off/pick-up area; the left lane is for exiting.
  • Do NOT drop off or pick up students anywhere in the parking lot.
  • Allow students to exit your vehicle only on the curb side (passenger side).
  • Exit the drop off area cautiously.
  • If you need to enter the building, park your vehicle in a designated parking spot.

Additional information may be found on the district’s transportation page. Building transportation decisions are guided by the Student Transportation Safety Policy (#709).

If you are looking for a lost and found item, or a late bus, please contact the bus terminal at 952-475-0038.

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