The Hawthorne bus schedules and bus tags are mailed to parents shortly before the first day of school. All students should have their bus tag tied onto their backpack the first few weeks of school. All students are picked up at the assigned cross streets near their homes. Please do not change information on the bus tag.
At the end of their school day, students will only be allowed off the bus if a parent/guardian or designee is waiting for them at the specific bus stop. If a parent/guardian or designee is not at their specific stop, the student will be brought back to Hawthorne Elementary School and a parent/guardian will be notified.
If you have any questions on the bus schedule or other transportation concerns, please call Royal Coach Lines 747-9494
Two weeks notice must be given to change any permanent bus notes.
Students must have written permission to attend any after-school activity. If your child does not have a note, he/she will be put on his/her regular school bus to go home at the end of the school day.
A note is also required if a student will be riding home on a different bus or getting off at a different stop from his/her assigned bus stop. You can fax this note to us at 769-8527 by 11:00 a.m. provided you follow up with a confirming phone call.
Students who receive three or more incident reports from a bus driver or supervising adult will be denied bus privileges for a minimum of three days. Parents will be asked to meet with the Principal.
Please review and discuss this list of bus safety rules with your child:
Respect the rights of nearby property owners and stand at the curb to avoid traffic.
Wait until the bus has stopped completely and the driver has opened the door before entering or leaving the bus.
Enter and exit the bus in an orderly manner.
Choose a seat quickly and remain seated until the bus reaches a full stop at school or home.
Obey the bus driver who is in charge at all times and will report misbehavior to the school principal .Written reports are filed
Be courteous to the drivers and other passengers. Disruption on the bus can cause accidents
Eating or drinking is not permitted on the bus.
Keep hands, head and feet inside the bus.
Keep the floor clear to allow safe movement in an emergency.
Be alert to traffic as you get off the bus. Move ten feet ahead of the bus until you can see the driver’s face. Wait for the driver to signal so you know it is safe to cross. Look both ways before crossing!
DROPPING OFF, PICKING UP AND PARKING
With our additional entrance on Brighton Avenue, we ask that parents dropping off their children do so in this area where staff is available to greet your children. We ask that parents who regularly pick up their children to do so on Brighton Avenue where your child will be dismissed. Contact our main office to obtain a pass (picture identification).
Memorial Drive is used only for buses and for those staff members with assigned spots. It is imperative that Memorial Drive and the traffic circle remain clear of cars at all times. If you must pick up your child on Memorial Drive, please adhere to the aforementioned parking rules.
If you visit school during the day, please be aware of the no parking signs on the nearby streets. We also ask that you refrain from parking in the numbered spaces that are assigned to staff. Parking in the traffic circle is prohibited because it is a fire lane.
Our school policy is to have all students remain in school until dismissal time at 2:55 p.m. If you must pick up your child during school hours, please send a note to your child’s teacher that day so that he/she is not put on the bus. Go directly to our Project S.A.V.E. desk and use the sign-out book. No child will be released to anyone other than a parent (or designated person on the emergency card) unless we have received prior written notification.