Transportation

Brenda Thomas, Transportation Director
603-763-5615 ext.371
bthomas@sunapeeschools.org


 


Welcome back to some and Welcome to Sunapee for others!

If you have not emailed a transportation request to bthomas@sunapeeschools.org and received a confirmation reply please do so ASAP. Your child has not been reserved a seat on the bus at this point. I will do my best to accommodate your request as soon as possible.

When reviewing bus routes, you will notice the afternoon drop off times have been removed. In an attempt to decrease the number of students rushing out the doors at the end of the day, we will be dismissing bus by bus. This will add to our originally estimated times by upwards of 5-10 minutes. We should have a good grasp on timing after a week or two of school.

It would be my recommendation for elementary school parents to plan to meet their students as early as 2:55 if they ride the first run and 3:20 if they are riding the 2nd run in the afternoons. As a reminder, students in grades k-3 cannot be left at the bus stop without the driver seeing their caregiver. If there is no one at the stop those students will be returned to SCES following their bus route and the parents will be called to pick them up from there.

I cannot thank you all enough for your patience, flexibility and support as we navigate our new world together. We are all doing our best to improve the safety and well being of our students and their families.

Elementary school dismissal plans are managed through PickUp Patrol.  Changes must be submitted prior to 2:15pm each day.   Access PickUp Patrol here




Click the tabs on the bottom of the spreadsheet to see details of each bus route

 




August, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This letter is meant to inform you that in order for your students to access school bus transportation for the Sunapee School District, we will need some specific information about your student(s).

Due to COVID-19, we will be rerouting all of our buses to allow for safety through social distancing. As you can imagine, this will significantly reduce our capacity. In order to accomplish this task, we will need to know exactly who we will be picking up and dropping off at each bus stop location.

We are developing an assigned seating arrangement to allow maximum capacity while providing the safest reasonable distance between families; the assigned seating will follow industry guidelines for loading and unloading in a manner that will minimize cross-contamination of surfaces as much as possible. With that being said, siblings will be required to share a seat both to and from school regardless of age. Also, please note that we will not be able to accommodate alternate drop off or pick up locations for the foreseeable future.

All students will be required to wear masks at all times while on the bus. We ask that elementary school parents remain onsite to ensure their child is adhering to social distancing guidance from the CDC when at a cluster stop with other families. An adult will step off the bus and screen your child for fever. Any student with a body temperature of 100.0 or above will not be permitted to board the bus.

Only if you are requesting transportation for your student(s), please provide the following information no later than August 7, 2020:

Student(s) name(s):___________________________________________________________
Grade(s):____________________________________________________________________
“To school” bus stop location AM:__________________________________________________
“From school” bus stop location PM:________________________________________________
Please email requests directly to: bthomas@sunapeeschools.org

While I understand that you are being inundated with startup information, I appreciate your
taking the time to complete this request. Without precise information, I am unable to ensure
the safest possible seating arrangements for our students. Any late requests will be
accommodated on a first-come-first-serve basis, but there will be a significant wait time as the
routes may require adjustment in order to make the additional space for your student(s).

Please email requests directly to bthomas@sunapeeschools.org

Thank you for your help in this process. We are all in this together and excited to get back in
school. Stay well!

Sincerely,

Brenda Thomas
Transportation Director
603-763-5615