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.
Forms/Materials for Parents
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- Alternate Site Request Form
- Bus Designee Form (WOS only)
- Bus Stop Safety Evaluation Request Form
- Request for Transportation to Private School Form
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.
William O. Schaefer Elementary School parents: If an adult other than a parent will receive your child at the bus stop, you must 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. The Transportation Department does not provide transportation for any students on the days listed below for the 2018-19 school year.
July 4, 2018: Independence Day
September 3, 2018: Labor Day
October 8, 2018: Columbus Day
November 12, 2018: Veterans Day
November 22 & 23, 2018: Thanksgiving Recess
December 24, 2018 through January 2, 2019: Winter Recess
January 21, 2019: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 18, 2019: Presidents Day
May 27, 2019: Memorial Day
Information regarding inclement weather delays or cancellations is posted on the district homepage at www.socsd.org.