BUS REGISTRATION FORM for 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEAR
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BUS REGISTRATION FORM for 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR Below, you will find the Bus Registration form needed to make your payment which will reserve a seat on the bus for your child. Also attached is the TCA Contract which must be on file before your child can ride the bus and the bus schedule for 2009-2010 for your reference. Please note that the payment is $260.00 for each child and the due date is July 27, 2009. Please return both the completed Registration form and signed Contract. As in previous years, TCA staff has first priority on the buses. Priority then goes to the previous school year paid riders on a first-come, first-served basis until July 27, 2009 (must be postmarked on or before July 27th). After that date, the priority to previous school year paid riders is lost and priority then goes to families with students on multiple campuses on a first-come first-served basis. After these priorities are met, registration is strictly on a first-come first-served basis. Refunds will only be made in the event the bus you are signed up for is cancelled or there is not enough space available on the bus. If you have any questions please email Lori Shaw (email@example.com) – please do not call ASD20 Transportation. Also, please visit the TCA website for frequently asked bus questions: http://tcad20.org/solo/bus_faqs. Detach the bottom portion and submit with your signed Contract and your total bus payment ($260.00 per rider) made payable to TCA by July 27, 2009. EVERYONE INCLUDING TEACHERS AND STAFF MUST FILL OUT AND RETURN THIS FORM AS WELL AS THE ATTACHED CONTRACT. Teachers and Staff please email Lori Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Teacher/Staff discounts. Mail your payment by July 27, 2009 to: Lori Shaw TCA Transportation 975 Stout Road Colorado Springs, CO 80921 E/PPCC = East Campus @ Pikes Peak Community College N = North Campus C = Central Campus PLEASE PRINT First/Last Name Grade Route # Campus Entering Requested Destination Student #1 ____________________________________________ ________ _______ ________ Student #2 ____________________________________________ ________ _______ ________ Student #3 ____________________________________________ ________ _______ ________ Student #4 ____________________________________________ ________ _______ ________ Amount Enclosed $______________ Father’s first/last name _______________________________ Mother’s first/last name ____________________________ Address ___________________________________________ Home Phone Number ____________________________ Father’s work number ________________________________ Mother’s work number ____________________________ Father’s cell number ________________________________ Mother’s cell number ____________________________ Email address ________________________________________________________ PLEASE CHOOSE ONE ROUTE NUMBER AND PLACE IN SPACE ABOVE Route 1 AM departure C – E/PPCC – N – C – E/PPCC Route 2 AM departure E/PPCC– N – C – E/PPCC Route 3 AM departure Windchime Center – North (may board Route 1 to continue to East or Central Campus) The Classical Academy 2009-2010 AM (Morning) Bus Routes E/PPCC = East Campus @ Pikes Peak Community College N = North Campus C = Central Campus (times are +- 5 minutes) Your student MUST be at the bus pick-up 5 minutes before departure time Route Location Location Location Location Location Location Location Location AM Depart AM Arrive AM Depart AM Arrive AM Depart AM Arrive AM Depart AM Arrive 1 C - 7:15 AM E/PPCC - 7:20 AM E/PPCC - 7:25 AM N - 7:30 AM N – 7:35 AM C – 7:40 AM C – 7:45 AM E/PPCC – 7:50 AM 2 E/PPCC – 7:45 AM N - 7:50 AM N – 7:55 AM C – 8:00 AM C – 8:03 AM E/PPCC – 8:07 AM Students may board Route 1 to continue Windchime Ctr 3 N – 7:30 AM on to Central 7:15 AM Campus or East/PPCC Campus The Classical Academy 2009-2010 PM (Afternoon) Bus Routes E/PPCC = East Campus @ Pikes Peak Community College N = North Campus C = Central Campus (times are +- 5 minutes) Route Location Location Location Location Location Location PM Depart PM Arrive PM Depart PM Arrive PM Depart PM Arrive 1 N - 3:20 PM E/PPCC - 3:25 PM E/PPCC- 3:35 PM C - 3:39 PM C – 3:42 PM N – 3:54 PM 2 N – 3:20 PM E/PPCC – 3:35 PM E/PPCC – 3:35 PM C – 3:39 PM C – 3:42 PM E/PPCC – 3:46 PM Windchime Ctr. 3 N - 3:20 PM E/PPCC - 3:25 PM E/PPCC- 3:35 PM C - 3:39 PM C – 3:41 PM 3:57 PM The Classical Academy 2009-2010 Mid-Day Dismissal Bus Routes E/PPCC = East Campus @ Pikes Peak Community College N = North Campus C = Central Campus (times are +- 5 minutes) Route Location Location Location Location Location Location Location Location PM Depart PM Arrive PM Depart PM Arrive PM Depart PM Arrive PM Depart PM Arrive 1 N – 12:05 PM E/PPCC – 12:10 PM E/PPCC- 12:20 PM C – 12:24 PM C – 12:27 PM N – 12:39 PM N – 12:42 PM E/PPCC – 12:47 PM Windchime 2 N – 12:05 PM E/PPCC – 12:10 PM E/PPCC – 12:20 PM C – 12:24 PM C – 12:27 PM Ctr. 12:57 PM We are granted the use of the ASD20 buses by purchasing such use. We are consequently obligated to follow ASD20’s rules and guidelines regarding bus operation and safety. It is imperative that ASD20 rules are followed for the safety of the children. Failure to follow these rules could result in the loss of our bus usage. As a result, we are requiring the following contract be signed and on file before any child is eligible to ride the bus. Please read the Safe Bus Guidelines and sign and return the Contract with your registration. Please retain the Guidelines for your records. CONTRACT REGARDING BUS RULES COVERING 2009/2010 SCHOOL YEAR I _________________________________, parent of _____________________________, hereby agree to follow all rules set forth by ASD20 and TCA regarding my child(ren) riding the bus during the school year. If I do not follow the rules relating to rider drop off and pick up, as well as appropriate student behavior on the bus, I understand that I will be issued a Letter of Warning. The next infraction will result in my child(ren) being suspended from the bus for 3 days. Upon return to the bus, any subsequent infraction will result in my child(ren) losing all bus privileges for the remainder of the school year. Furthermore, I understand that these rules are set in place for the safety of my child(ren) and observance of the rules is imperative for the continued use of the ASD20 buses. ____________________________________________ ____________________ Signature Date PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN WITH BUS REGISTRATION! Dear Parents, Welcome to a new school year. We require you to review the guidelines for safe bus riding with your children and return the Transportation Copy to your student's bus driver signed by both you and your child. Statistically, the children riding in a bus are much safer than ones who go to and from school in your car. Regulated bus construction results in the safest means for your students to travel to and from school. In District 20, we believe the bus is an extension of the classroom. Therefore, the same rules apply, except students are allowed to talk to their fellow riders in a soft tone of voice. It is not an extension of the playground, lunch room, or the hallways during passing period. Students who ride the bus in the afternoon are not out of school until they leave the bus stop. The bus typically has twice the number of students than a classroom. In the bus "classroom", the adult has his/her back to the students and the classroom is moving at 40 miles per hour down a congested street. In Colorado, school bus transportation is a privilege. There is no requirement for a school district in Colorado to provide bus transportation to regular education students. Consequently, if a student repeatedly or seriously disregards the safety guidelines outlined below, they could lose the privilege. As we are in the business of providing a service to the community, we will work hard with parents to resolve issues as they arise. We hope you have a safe and fun school year. Academy School District 20 Safe School Bus Riding Guidelines Safety Rules - Waiting for / Departing the Bus: •· Be on time at your designated bus stop - Student shall be at their assigned bus stops FIVE minutes before the bus is scheduled to depart. The bus cannot wait for those who are tardy. To synchronize your time with ours, call 567-6742 for the correct time •· Students must ride their assigned bus and get off at their assigned stop - unless the school is notified by the parent or guardian. At that time, the school office will issue a bus pass. If a bus is too full or a situation exists where taking students with a pass is not possible, riders will be notified of that fact. Drivers will drop off and pick up at TCA designated bus stops only, as required by regulation. •· Do not play in the street or on private property - Wait for your bus in a safe place, well off the roadway. Respect other's property; do not play in yards near the bus stop. •· Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before entering. Once the bus has come to a complete stop and door is opened, enter in an orderly manner and take your seat immediately. •· Loading at school in the afternoon: When loading at school, all students must be on their bus by departure time. For safety reasons, once the driver has closed the door and buses have started to roll, students will not be allowed to get on their bus. Do not run after the bus. •· Be alert to traffic when leaving the bus - Cross ten feet in front of bus. Follow the instructions of your driver for safe procedures when crossing the street or leaving the bus drop-off location. With motorist's increased cell phone usage while driving, the need to pay attention to the bus driver and follow their instructions is critical to student safety. Safety Rules - On the Bus: •· Follow the instructions of your school bus driver. Treat everyone (bus driver, motoring public, and fellow passengers) with courtesy and respect. District 20 considers the bus ride an extension of the classroom, orderly conduct is expected. The driver, transportation staff, or the school has full authority to assign seats. INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT, USE OF OBJECTIONABLE LANGUAGE, OR ABUSE OF OTHERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. •· Due to allergies and other health concerns, there will be NO EATING OR DRINKING ALLOWED ON THE BUS. •· Keep your head and arms inside the bus at all times - serious injury could result. •· Keep your belongings in your backpack. Items NOT allowed on the bus - balloons, pets, knives, firearms or explosive items, any tobacco products, matches, lighters or any item that is a health or safety hazard. No sharp instruments such as pencils, etc. shall be carried where they might cause damage to the bus or injury to others. Skateboards and portable scooters may only be brought on board if they are completely enclosed or secured to a fabric bag, i.e. backpack. The driver has authority to require objects that may be unsafe or a hazard, to be placed in a safe area or secured in the student's backpack. •· No Electronic equipment with a video display may be operated while on the bus - this includes but is not limited to notebook computers, portable DVD players, cellular phones, and handheld game devices. If students must bring this equipment to school, it must be secured inside the student's backpack while on the bus. Acceptable entertainment devices would be walkman radios or CD players with earphones. Additional Information: Violations of bus rules will be handled on an individual basis between rider and driver. If a problem continues, the driver will contact parents, and progressive actions will be taken by the Transportation Department or the school administrator. (See reverse side for consequence outline.) Immediate loss of transportation may occur depending on the severity of the violation. Remember, school bus transportation is a privilege, not a right; school bus transportation can be suspended or discontinued indefinitely for willful misconduct or endangering the overall safety of the school bus and its occupants. Videotaping will occur at random during the school year on routes. Students will not be notified when a recording device has been installed or is in use. Videotapes will be treated as protected student records under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. If the school bus safety rules are not followed, the following will happen: First Incident The driver will counsel the student. The driver will contact the parent and request assistance in correcting the student's misconduct. A copy of the "Student Bus Conduct Referral" will be mailed to the parent and the student's school. Second Incident The driver will counsel the student. The driver will contact the parent and request assistance in correcting the student's misconduct. A copy of the "Student Bus Conduct Referral" will be mailed to the parent and the student's school. Third Incident The driver will counsel the student. A Transportation Supervisor will contact the parent and request assistance in correcting the student's misconduct. On this, the third reported incident and request for assistance, the student will lose all district provided transportation privileges for up to 5 school days. Parents are responsible for their child's transportation to and from school during this time. A copy of the "Student Bus Conduct Referral" will be mailed to the parent and the student's school. Fourth Incident The driver will counsel the student. A Transportation Supervisor will contact the parent and request assistance in correcting the student's misconduct. On this, the fourth reported incident and request for assistance, the student will lose all district provided transportation privileges for up to 10 school days. Parents are responsible for their child's transportation to and from school during this time. A copy of the "Student Bus Conduct Referral" will be mailed to the parent and the student's school. Additionally, a conference will be conducted by a Transportation Supervisor at the District Bus Terminal prior to reinstatement of bus riding privileges. The following individuals shall be in attendance: the parent / guardian, the student and the bus driver. Additional Incidents Additional incidents may result in removal from the bus for the remainder of the school year. End of year violations / disciplinary actions may carry over to the beginning of the following school year. Parents are then responsible for their child's transportation to and from school. Note: Immediate loss of transportation privileges may occur depending on the severity of the violation. Such violations may include but are not limited to: weapons on the bus, drugs, physical violence, bullying, vandalism, actions that may adversely impact the safety of others, etc. These violations may be subject to additional school / district administrative and/or disciplinary action.