Parent & Student Responsibilities

Parent Responsibilities

  • Assist the school by submitting accurate and timely information about your child. This includes emergency contact information.
  • Inform the school administrator, vehicle driver, or transportation assistant of any medical condition or behavior which might affect the student’s safety or health while riding DC SchoolConnect.
  • Make sure your child is ready at the DC SchoolConnect stop five minutes before pickup time. The vehicle driver is not required to wait and cannot blow the horn for a tardy student, as this creates late pick-up times for other students.
  • If your child misses the vehicle, the driver cannot come back. Transport your child to school as quickly as possible and notify the school of any problems.
  • Teach your child the school vehicle safety rules and appropriate vehicle-riding behavior.
  • If your child is in grades 1-3, you or one of your designated adults must meet the DC SchoolConnect vehicle. The drivers will have a list of all adults authorized to receive each student and will only release to someone on that authorized list. Adults receiving children in grades 1-3 will be required to show identification.
  • If the driver believes it to be in the best interest of the student to return the student to school without releasing them at the DC SchoolConnect stop, you must arrange for transportation from school to home that day.
  • You are responsible for selecting your child’s routes to and from the micrstop.
  • En route to and from the DC SchoolConnect stop, provide parental supervision that is appropriate to your child’s age, maturity, and conditions on the route.
  • Notify the school if your child will not use DC SchoolConnect for longer than a week.
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Photo by Les Talusan

Student Responsibilities

  • Be at the vehicle stop at least five minutes before pick up time.
  • Always use a seat belt in the DC SchoolConnect vehicle.
  • Listen to the driver and transportation assistant.
  • Use polite language. Remember your manners.
  • No eating or drinking inside the school vehicle. (Students may not eat while riding in DC SchoolConnect vehicles. They may consume water only.)
  • Respect the rights of the other students, drivers, and transportation assistants.
  • Limit the hauling of large items to just those needed for school. Space in DC SchoolConnect vehicles can be tight. Large instruments and school projects may be required to be carried in the student’s lap. Otherwise, large items must be transported by the parent.

Parent Responsibilities

  • Assist the school by submitting accurate and timely information about your child. This includes emergency contact information.
  • Inform the school administrator, vehicle driver, or transportation assistant of any medical condition or behavior which might affect the student’s safety or health while riding DC SchoolConnect.
  • Make sure your child is ready at the DC SchoolConnect stop five minutes before pickup time. The vehicle driver is not required to wait and cannot blow the horn for a tardy student, as this creates late pick-up times for other students.
  • If your child misses the vehicle, the driver cannot come back. Transport your child to school as quickly as possible and notify the school of any problems.
  • Teach your child the school vehicle safety rules and appropriate vehicle-riding behavior.
  • If your child is in grades 1-3, you or one of your designated adults must meet the DC SchoolConnect vehicle. The drivers will have a list of all adults authorized to receive each student and will only release to someone on that authorized list. Adults receiving children in grades 1-3 will be required to show identification.
  • If the driver believes it to be in the best interest of the student to return the student to school without releasing them at the DC SchoolConnect stop, you must arrange for transportation from school to home that day.
  • You are responsible for selecting your child’s routes to and from the micrstop.
  • En route to and from the DC SchoolConnect stop, provide parental supervision that is appropriate to your child’s age, maturity, and conditions on the route.
  • Notify the school if your child will not use DC SchoolConnect for longer than a week.
student responsibilities-dcst

Photo by Les Talusan

Student Responsibilities

  • Be at the vehicle stop at least five minutes before pick up time.
  • Always use a seat belt in the DC SchoolConnect vehicle.
  • Listen to the driver and transportation assistant.
  • Use polite language. Remember your manners.
  • No eating or drinking inside the school vehicle.
  • Respect the rights of the other students, drivers, and transportation assistants.
  • Limit the hauling of large items to just those needed for school. Space in DC SchoolConnect vehicles can be tight. Large instruments and school projects may be required to be carried in the student’s lap. Otherwise, large items must be transported by the parent.