Transportation

  • Will bus transportation be provided?

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    Yes, ELCO School District will be providing bus transportation for students who are attending school in person. Parents are encouraged to transport their child(ren) when possible to allow for fewer students on the buses, which will increase physical distance between students.

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  • How will students physically distance on the bus?

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    The District has worked closely with Brightbill Transportation to develop a plan that allows for as much physical distancing as possible on all busses. Vehicle rosters have been adjusted to allow for the placement of no more than two students per seat. Members of the same family who ride the same bus may be seated together in order to limit the number of contacts. Students will be reminded to go directly to their assigned seat and all busses will be loaded from back to front and unloaded from front to back. In addition, windows will be kept open as weather permits. Parents are encouraged to transport their child(ren) when possible.

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  • My child rides a van to school. Will there be any changes in van transportation?

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    Van transportation will be similar in plan to other vehicles. There will be a maximum of two children per seating row, unless there are special circumstances or needs.

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  • Is my child required to wear a face covering on the bus?

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    Yes, as per the PA Department of Health order, face coverings must be worn by students and drivers at all times. Students must have a face covering on in order to board the bus unless an exception has been approved.

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  • How will busses be disinfected?

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    All busses will be disinfected on a daily basis. A disinfectant will be sprayed on the entire surface of the vehicle interior.  In addition, there will be a cleaning between AM and PM runs.

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  • When the bus arrives at school, will students wait on the bus until the school doors open or may the

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    Bus arrival time will be coordinated with the opening of the building so that students do not need to wait on the bus. Students will enter the building and go immediately to their designated homeroom/classroom.

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  • I’m not comfortable with my child riding a school bus. May I drive my student to school instead?

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    Yes!  Look for information closer to the start of school from your child’s building principal regarding student drop-off and pick-up procedures for the start of the 2020-21 school year.

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  • My child plays a sport, how will they get back to school for practice on the days they are learning

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    Due to the academic schedule, the District will be unable to schedule a bus to bring students to campus for practices on days they are learning virtually. The activity bus will run on a normal schedule after activities and athletics. Students are encouraged to drive with parents or carpool to/from activities and athletics.

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