Bus Information 2014-15
In 2014-15, the bus program, which has been managed by volunteers since parents initiated the service in 2003, will officially come under the direction of the school, managed by the Office of Student Life. The guidelines originally articulated by the parent leadership will remain the same:
- parents who use the service bear the cost of the service
- bus service is offered to neighborhoods where there is sufficient interest to make service viable
- responsibility for chaperoning the bus to/from school will be shared equally among all families using the bus
Registration for 2014-15 school year
Registration for Families Returning to Our Bus Program
Registration for families returning to our bus program begins Monday, May 5 and will remain open until Friday, May 9. ONLY RETURNING FAMILY REGISTRATIONS ARE VALID AT THIS TIME. ALL OTHER REGISTRATIONS WILL BE DELETED FROM THE SYSTEM. All registration materials can be found on the bus registration session on Ultracamp.
Click here to log in to Ultracamp.
If you have never used Ultracamp, you will need to create an account in order to log in. Once registered, log in and select "Make New Reservation". Choose the session titled "Bus Registration" and follow the directions. You will be asked to make a first choice, and have the opportunity to make a second choice as well. Please be sure to click “Complete Order” on the final page. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your reservation is not complete!
Bus Registration for New Families
Bus registration for new families will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 19 and will remain open until Friday, May 23.
Click here to register.
The link above will take you to a registration service called Ultracamp where you will be asked to establish an account before registering. You will also have the option to indicate a second choice in the event your preferred bus is full.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014-2015 Bus Information form
Parent Child Agreement form
Looking for a carpool?
Please contact parent Melissa Weitzel at (312) 933-7227 for information on families looking to carpool.
FAQs and More Information
Read our Frequently Asked Questions
Children in all grades, K-8, participate in the bus program. Buses arrive at school in time for the 8:30 am start and depart at 3:40 pm Monday – Thursday and 2:45 pm on Fridays.
Bus Stops/Bus Routes/Times
Bus stops and routes are based on many criteria, including safety of the bus stop location, number of stops, and where people live. The final bus stops, routes and times are determined with the bus company, based on a balance of the factors listed above.
We have committed to the school that a parent will ride each bus at all times. All parents of children riding the bus are required to share the responsibility of “chaperoning” the bus. The total number of days each family chaperones is approximately six to eight per school year, depending on the number of families with children on the bus. Chaperoning guidelines and schedules are published well in advance.
Parents – and children – will also be asked to sign and adhere to a discipline agreement before they may ride the bus. Repeat violators of the discipline agreement will lose bus riding privileges.