Transporting students to and from school safely every day is our top priority. South Orangetown’s Transportation Office ensures that buses meet all safety standards and that all drivers meet state and federal licensing and training requirements.
**Transportation procedures and building schedules are being adjusted for September 2020 reopening. View the Transportation At-A-Glance overview here. Please contact Transportation or your child’s school building with questions.**
Calls to the Transportation Office should be returned and emails should be acknowledged within one business day. However, please keep in mind that the two weeks before and the two weeks after the start of school are our busiest time. Additional staff will be added to help address immediate concerns during this period. However, for non-emergencies, please use email. For student-to-student or student discipline issues, please contact your child’s school directly.
Alternate Site Day Care Transportation
Bus Stop Locations & Safety
Closings, Delays & Early Dismissals
Emergency Bus Drills
Home to School Eligibility Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) & General Information
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 the Transportation Office via email ([email protected]) or by calling (845) 680-1662 for assistance.
- 2020 Reopening Transportation Request Form (English | Español)
- Alternate Site Request Form
- WOS Bus Designee Form (English | Español)
- Bus Stop Safety Evaluation Request Form
- Request for Transportation to Private School Form
Please submit completed forms to the Transportation Office via email ([email protected]).
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 above, to the Transportation Office by August 15, 2020.
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 above under Forms/Materials for Parents, must be submitted to the Transportation Office by April 1 for the next school year. UPDATED 3/30/20: NYSED has directed public schools to extend the deadline for nonpublic transportation requests for the 2020-21 school year until April 15, 2020.
South Orangetown Central School District will only provide transportation to non-public school students according to the SOCSD academic calendar. On days that SOCSD is closed for instruction, transportation will not be provided to non-public school students.
Information regarding inclement weather delays or cancellations is posted on the district homepage at www.socsd.org.