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Busing

Bus Parking
The school buses park along the school on Linder and Balmoral. Although they are present mostly during drop-off and pick-up times, field trips and other special events may cause busses to be at Farnsworth at any time during the school day. Therefore, parents should never park in these areas during the school day for any reason—not even for a short period of time.


What to Do If the Bus Is Late
During the first two weeks of school, the bus situation is usually hectic, so your patience is appreciated. As a general rule of thumb, parents of bussed should wait for 10 – 15 minutes after their child’s pick-up or drop-off time before doing anything. Traffic issues can delay a bus by that amount of time. If the child’s bus is more than 15 minutes late, the first place to contact is the bus company.

Parents should know the number of the bus route their child is on before calling the bus company. The bus company should be able to provide information regarding the status of the child’s bus.


Bus Issues
Students may NOT ride to a friend’s house on another bus. Similarly, students who do not receive bus services may not ride the bus. There are no exceptions to this policy. Please send a written note to your child’s teacher if he/she is not riding the bus home and notify the bus company as well.