Student TransportationTemporary Change in TransportationA Temporary Change in a child’s normal mode of transportation home should be reported tothe child’s teacher by sending a note. If there is a change that arises during the day, pleasecall the front office and we will announce the change at the end of the day. Phone calls tochange transportation should be received before 3:15.Bus RidersBus Riders will be dismissed from their classroom when their bus color is announced.Leaving the room to go outside and wait is not allowed. Students may only ride the bus theyare assigned and may not ride a different bus to or from a friend’s home. Buses will park in thearea at the back of the school for loading and unloading. Parents are encouraged to have theirchild ride the bus to reduce carpool traffic congestion. School transportation service is aprivilege, not a right. Students shall observe the directives of the school bus driver at alltimes while riding a school bus or other school vehicle. All misconduct on the bus or disregardof the bus driver's instructions should be reported promptly to the principal or assistantprincipal. They may suspend a student’s privilege of riding the bus. Bus routes are assignedthrough the Transportation Department. You can follow our bus dismissal on Twitter in realtime to see when your child’s bus is leaving school by following @VanceElementary.Car RidersCar Riders will be dismissed to the cafeteria following afternoon announcements. Studentswill meet their transportation outside the cafeteria and be assisted into their cars. Students willnot be allowed to go to their cars until it has arrived in the “pick up zone”. It is important todisplay carpool tags on your vehicle’s rear view mirror until you exit the “pick up zone”. If youdo not have a 17-18 GREEN carpool tag you will be asked to park and come in to showyour ID. Parents should remain in their cars and proceed cautiously in the carpool line andnot walk up to the building to get their child. Children may not be checked out of schoolafter 3:15 PM. This practice is in place for the protection of all Vance students. It is necessarythat parents comply with this safety practice. Students not picked up at or before 4:05 PM willbe directed to the office. A warning will be issued. Should this problem continue the WCPSSSecurity Investigator will be contacted to problem solve.
Re-think your journey to school....
Our main focus is getting kids to and from school SAFELY We know that life can get in the way of timing, but please remember to stay safe in your journey to and from school.