• Please determine how your child will be going home on a regular basis and inform us of your decision. It is important to be consistent.

    Transportation to/from Sycamore Creek

    There are several ways students can get to/from school which consist of carpool, WCPSS school bus, daycare, before/ after care through Raleigh Parks & Rec, or county provided special transportation.

    Before/After Care—Raleigh Parks and Recreation: The Raleigh Parks and Rec program is housed at Sycamore Creek and their hours of operation are 7:00-8:00 AM and 3:00-6:30 PM. For more information, visit City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation website or call 919-996-6165.


    Carpool tag numbers are given at the beginning of the school year. These tags need to be hung from the rearview mirror. If you have lost or broken your carpool tag, please notify the office for a free duplicate. No homemade tags are permitted. Students will get in on the passenger side only. School aged children should be able to safely open car doors and buckle their seatbelts without the assistance of an adult. Parents are to remain in their cars at all times to ensure safety and efficiency of the carpool procedure. Please refrain from parking and walking up to the school to pick up your child during carpool. Entering the bus loop for drop off or pick up is not allowed.


    Parents must sign a walker permission form annually for their child to walk to or from school. Students must live within walking distance of the school and actually walk home to be a SCES walker. Kindergarten students will not be permitted to leave campus without being signed out from a parent/guardian listed from the permission form. Walkers must use the crosswalk by the cafeteria. Students cannot enter the building until 8:00 am. Students are NOT PERMITTED to be dropped off on Leesville Road. Parents may not drop off or pick up walkers in vehicles. If you are going to drop off or pick up your child in a vehicle you MUST use the carpool line.

    WCPSS School Bus

    The Wake County Public School System provides safe and reliable bus transportation to all students who live 1.5 miles or more from their assigned school. Parents need to register for their child to ride the bus at the beginning of the school year. This registration can be found on the WCPSS website under Transportation. Students are required to have ridership and a bus tag prior to riding the school bus. This service is a privilege, which may be revoked if children exhibit poor behavior or violate safety rules. Violation of safety rules may result in bus suspension for either short term or the remainder of the school year. Parents are advised to track the bus using the Here Comes the Bus app. The app allows for tracking to see where the bus is and how close it is to your stop. To sign-up for the app, parents will need the student’s ID number and the WCPSS school code (67500). We will also post daily departure times on our Twitter feed (@SycamoreCreekES) and the school website.

    Change in Transportation

    Parents should call the front office to notify a change in transportation or contact the classroom teacher in the morning. We request transportation changes be made before 2:00 pm.