Over the past few months, we have been working through several challenges to ensure busing for all of our students. These challenges include rising gas prices and driver shortages to name a few. You might be receiving a letter from your district stating that your route has been cancelled, we - the Academy with the help of Sussex County Co-op - are stepping in to address this issue and ensuring that your route is reinstated.
Several public school districts have discontinued their routes and you will receive a formal notification through the mail if your route is affected. Should this be your situation, please know that the Academy has already coordinated with the local bus companies and contracted with them to keep our routes running for the 2022-2023 School year.
More specific information will be provided in due-time and we ask for your continued support and patience as we notify the affected families. We will communicate with all affected families by August 24th at the latest. We thank you for your continual support and patience as our team works to resolve this issue.
In the letters from your districts, parents will receive one or two letters from the Academy and the Sussex County Co-op. The letters that parents recieved are below. Please read these letters carefully for the next steps.
Each student is required to have an updated dismissal form on file in the main office by the first day of each school year. Please download the form, which is located on the right side of the page under the menu.
Busing is provided by the student’s home district. Parents need to be aware that bus pick-up and drop-off times can fluctuate anywhere from 10-15 minutes. Therefore, please be cognizant about being at the bus stop earlier than the designated pick-up and drop-off times.
During morning drop off, cars should enter the premises through the South Shore Trail lot and follow the car line to the school courtyard. Under no circumstance, are children to be dropped off in the South Shore Trail lot and allowed to walk to the school by themselves. Parents should remain in their car during drop off. There will be staff members on duty to meet students and assist with drop off.
At dismissal, cars should line up in the South Shore Trail parking lot and again proceed with caution to the pick up line. Do not arrive prior to 2:15 p.m. All cars must have a family name clearly displayed in the front windshield on the driver’s side of the car. Students will be called to the appropriate pick-up area by their family name. Please remain in the car during this process. Students are not allowed to walk to a parked car without a teacher or administrator escort.
Parents are asked to pay close attention during the car line process. It is recommended that cell phones not be used at this time. Please follow the traffic directions given by the teachers on duty.
It is the responsibility of the parent to contact car pool members and after school care agencies when a child is absent, leaves school early, or needs other arrangements to be made.
Homeroom teachers should be advised in writing if a child is to go home in a different car pool or by different means on a given day.