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Kindergarten Transportation Guidelines

We would like to welcome your child to the wonderful world of school bus transportation.
We are here to help you and your child understand the rules for preschool and kindergarten transportation and tags. 

Why does someone have to pick up my kindergarten child at the bus stop?

HCPS Policy P9-18-006 states that, “Students not met by an authorized person will be returned to school and the parent or guardian will be contacted by the school. The parent or guardian will be expected to come immediately to the school to pick up their child.”

Why does my child have a tag and why must I bring a tag to the bus stop every day to pick up my child?

A kindergarten student is the youngest member of our school community and as such, require a parent, guardian or authorized escort to meet them at the bus stop. An individual meeting this child at a bus stop is required to possess and present a matching tag to the driver to assure the child’s safety.

Why will a driver return my child to school if I don’t bring the tag to the bus stop?

Not all drivers will know an approved person by sight. The school division may have a substitute driver covering a run. We assure you that we always keep your child’s safety in mind.

Where do I stand at the bus stop to meet my child?

The person (parent, guardian or authorized escort) receiving a child should come to the bottom of the bus steps. The driver needs to confirm that the number on a receiving individual’s tag matches the tag of a kindergarten student.