Transportation

Transporting students to and from school safely every day is our top priority. South Orangetown’s Transportation Coordinator ensures that its buses meet all safety standards and that all drivers meet state and federal licensing and training requirements.

2017-18 Updates

Due to demolition work on the Tappan Zee Bridge, River Road will be closed to through traffic for approximately four (4) weeks, starting Tuesday, October 10. Click here for detailed information.

General transportation questions? Click here to view Transportation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Forms/Materials for Parents

Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view forms posted below in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and may be downloaded free from the Adobe website. Unable to access the forms? Please contact Transportation Coordinator Kurt Wickham via email ([email protected]) or by calling (845) 680-1662 for assistance.

Please submit completed forms to the Transportation Office.

Alternate Site Transportation

To request transportation to or from a location other than your child’s registered address, an Alternate Site Request Form, posted under “Forms/Materials for Parents” above, must be completed and submitted to the Transportation Office by July 30 in order to have alternate transportation in place for the start of school. Requests received after the deadline will not take effect until after the first two weeks of school. Please allow 72 hours for requests made after the first two weeks of the school year to take effect.

Bus Designee

(WOS only)
William O. Schaefer Elementary School parents: If an adult other than a parent will receive your child at the bus stop, you must provide submit a signed Bus Designee Form, posted under “Forms/Materials for Parents” above, to the Transportation Office.

Bus Route Safety

Bus routes are created with student safety as a top priority. All questions regarding bus routes should be directed to the Transportation Coordinator. Bus companies will not make route changes. To request that the safety of a bus stop be re-evaluated, please submit the Bus Stop Safety Evaluation Request Form, posted under “Forms/Materials for Parents” above, to the Transportation Office.

Forgotten Items and General Questions

The South Orangetown Central School District does not own a bus fleet; it contracts with Student Bus, Peter Brega and Rockland BOCES. Forgotten items and general questions regarding the daily bus run may be directed to the bus companies:

  • Student Bus: (845) 359-9200
  • Peter Brega: (845) 268-6107
  • Rockland BOCES: (845) 627-4756

Non-Public School Transportation

To request transportation to a non-public school, a Request for Transportation to Private School Form, posted under “Forms/Materials for Parents” above, must be submitted to the Registration Office by April 1 for the next school year. Please note that the district does not provide pupil transportation to non-public schools the following dates for the 2017-18 school year:

  • Orientation Days
  • July 4, 2017: Independence Day
  • September 4, 2017: Labor Day
  • October 9, 2017: Columbus Day
  • November 10, 2017: Veterans Day
  • November 23 & 24, 2017: Thanksgiving Recess
  • December 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018: Winter Recess
  • January 15, 2018: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 19, 2018: Presidents Day
  • May 28, 2018: Memorial Day

Information regarding inclement weather delays or cancellations is posted on the district homepage at www.socsd.org.

Contact

Transportation
623 Western Highway
Blauvelt, NY 10913
Hours: 7:30am-4:30pm

Kurt Wickham
Transportation Coordinator
(845) 680-1662

Michelle Stevens
Principal Clerk, Transportation
(845) 680-1663