South Orangetown Central School District

School Transportation at a Glance

First Day of School

  • All grades will operate on a normal schedule except Tappan Zee High School
    • 9th Grade Orientation will be held from 8:15-10:15AM, no bus transportation will be provided
    • Grades 10, 11 and 12 will operate on a two-hour delay schedule and bus transportation will be provided two (2) hours after normal pick-up time
  • Bus information will be mailed out Mid-July, please allow extra time for delivery via bulk mail service
  • Bus passes MUST be presented to the driver; please make sure your child’s bus pass is safeguarded

Schools

William O. Schaefer Elementary School (K-Grade 2)
Start Time: 9:15AM
End Time: 3:30PM
Parent Pick-Up Time: 3:15-3:25PM Main Entrance, then 3:30-3:45PM from the Pirate Ship Playground entrance only
Parent or Designee Required to Meet Bus: Yes
Universal Busing To/From Centralized Bus Stops: Yes
Walkers Permitted: No
Late Bus: No

Cottage Lane Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
Start Time: 9:15AM
End Time: 3:30PM
Parent Pick-Up Time: 3:30PM
Parent or Designee Required to Meet Bus: No
Universal Busing To/From Centralized Bus Stops: Yes
Walkers Permitted: Yes, with permission
Late Bus: No

South Orangetown Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Start Time: 8:15AM
End Time: 3:00PM
Parent Pick-Up Time: 3:00PM
Universal Busing To/From Centralized Bus Stops: Yes
Walkers Permitted: Yes
Late Bus: Yes; Tuesday-Thursday, 4:00PM

Tappan Zee High School (Grades 9-12)
Start Time: 8:15AM
End Time: 3:00PM
Parent Pick-Up Time: 3::00PM
Universal Busing To/From Centralized Bus Stops: No bus service within 1.5 miles of TZHS, except to/from Child Safety Zones
Walkers Permitted: Yes
Late Bus: Yes; Monday-Thursday, 4:00PM