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Transportation Updates

Good Afternoon Students, Staff and Families.  This is Amanda Rigsby, Interim Transportation Coordinator.  

I’m calling with further clarification following last night’s communication.  

First and foremost, I want to apologize for the stress our late communication caused.  Despite our error, I appreciate our bus drivers and their willingness to not only drive a second route this morning to ensure all our students arrived at school in a timely manner but also to directly communicate with families to clear up any confusion.  Coupled with the change in bus arrival times, we experienced a technology glitch, which delayed some families from receiving notifications even more.  Of course, that’s not an excuse, and going forward, we will do better and share updates with families in a more timely manner.

In an effort to ease the stress of middle and high students beginning their day at promptly 9:00 AM, the Transportation Department made the decision to adjust schedules, which would allow secondary bus riders to begin arriving on campus at 8:15 AM.  This earlier arrival time gives students ample time to complete their health screening questions, eat their breakfast and get logged into their computers.  However, it does impact the times middle and high school students are picked up in the morning.  

If your middle or high schooler rides the bus, please check the bus information below for further clarification.  It lists each bus by number and shares how much earlier your child should be waiting at their bus stop.  Again, this change in time ONLY impacts our middle and high school students riding the morning bus to school.  Neither elementary bus stop times or exceptional children bus stop times will change in order to accommodate our secondary students.  

  • Bus 17:  bus will be arriving 10 minutes earlier 
  • Bus 141:  bus will be arriving 30 minutes earlier
  • Bus 515:  bus will be arriving 30 minutes earlier
  • Bus 623:  bus will be arriving 15 minutes earlier 
  • Bus 624:  bus will be arriving 30 minutes earlier
  • Bus 625:  bus will be arriving 30 minutes earlier
  • Bus 626:  bus will be arriving 15 minutes earlier 
  • Bus 627:  bus will be arriving 30 minutes earlier
  • Bus 628:  no change in bus arrival time 
  • Bus 629:  bus will be arriving 20 minutes earlier 
  • Bus 630:  bus will be arriving 15 minutes earlier 
  • Bus 631:  bus will be arriving 15 minutes earlier
  • Bus 632:  bus will be arriving 30 minutes earlier 
  • Bus 633:  bus will be arriving 30 minutes earlier
  • Bus 634:  bus will be arriving 30 minutes earlier
  • Bus 635:  bus will be arriving 10 minutes earlier 
  • Bus 636:  bus will be arriving 10 minutes earlier
  • Bus 637:  bus will be arriving 30 minutes earlier
  • Bus 638:  bus will be arriving 30 minutes earlier
  • Bus 640:  no change in bus arrival time
  • Bus 641:  bus will be arriving 30 minutes earlier
  • Bus 642:  bus will be arriving 15 minutes earlier
  • Bus 643:  bus will be arriving 30 minutes earlier
  • Bus 644:  bus will be arriving 30 minutes earlier
  • Bus 645:  bus will be arriving 15 minutes earlier

Once again, I apologize for the confusion this had caused.  At any time, please feel free to email me at amanda.rigsby@acsgmail.net  or call (828) 350-6913 with any questions, concerns or suggestions surrounding the Transportation Department or your child’s bus experience.