Transportation

Transportation is provided to District schools for all students K-12, regardless of where they reside within the school district. Transportation is also provided for all students attending private and parochial schools up to a distance of 15 miles from home to school. Requests for transportation to private and parochial schools must be received by the Transportation Department no later than April 1st for the following school year. The request form below provides further information.

 

Parents are urged to instruct their children in the rules of proper bus behavior. The District reserves the right to suspend the privilege of bus transportation for students who threaten the safety and well-being of themselves, other children, the bus driver or the bus itself. Click here for a handy reference guide on District Transportation. Please be aware that video cameras may be used on buses to help monitor activities and to reinforce acceptable behavior.

 

BUS ROUTE INFORMATION AVAILABILITY

 

Your child’s bus route information will be available on Infinite Campus via the Parent Portal. Hard copies of the bus pass letter are only mailed to incoming Kindergarten students.

 

 

Transportation Guidelines

 

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!
We’re so glad to have you back!

 

 

The “Bus Route Information” tab in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal will show your child’s bus stop location and time. The arrival time for the bus is an estimate for the first few weeks of school until normal routing is established by the bus driver. When after school activities resume, you will find those activity bus routes posted on your child’s school website.

 

The following guidelines are in place for everyone’s safety. Please ensure your child is aware of these safety protocols and understands how to follow them.

  • To responsibly manage the transportation budget, it is important that bus stops and routes established by the District be strictly adhered to.

 

  • Students must arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to the estimated bus arrival time.

 

  • Students need to be at their assigned bus stop only since each bus seat is accounted for.

 

  • Students are not to wait inside their homes for the bus to arrive; students who are not at their assigned bus stop when the bus arrives will risk missing their bus. For everyone’s safety and the efficient operation of the transportation program, bus drivers cannot delay the route while waiting for a student to arrive at the stop.

 

The beginning of any new school year comes with the typical arrival, loading and unloading delays; we appreciate your patience with us and each other. Bus riding is a privilege and may be suspended or revoked for inappropriate or dangerous conduct. Our buses are equipped with video recording devices which may be used to assist the District in identifying instances of questionable behavior.

 

 

Throughout the course of the year, should you have concerns regarding routes, pick-up issues, driver information or safety problems, please use the link below so we can respond to you in the most efficient manner:

 

Help Form

 

 Please be aware that there will not be any bus stop changes for at least 30 days after school starts.  

For matters related to behavior concerns on the bus, please contact the appropriate building's Principal or Assistant Principal. 

 

We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to a safe and healthy school year!

 

 

PRIVATE AND PAROCHIAL SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION APPLICATION

 

ACCORDING TO NYS LAW:
 
  • THE DISTRICT MUST RECEIVE AT LEAST ONE VALID APPLICATION IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH A BUS ROUTE FOR A PRIVATE SCHOOL.
    • A valid application is one that;
      • Is received by April 1st of the previous school year (or within 30 days of moving into the district) AND
      • From a student who lives within the NYS 15 mile limit from the school they will be attending.
 
  • ANY STUDENT REQUESTING TRANSPORTATION TO PRIVATE SCHOOL MUST APPLY, ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, BY APRIL 1ST OF THE PRECEDING SCHOOL YEAR. THEREFORE PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL APPLICATIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION TO PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR THE UPCOMING 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BEFORE APRIL 1, 2022.
 
  • THE DISTRICT MUST PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO STUDENTS ATTENDING NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS WHO LIVE WITHIN 15 MILES FROM THE SCHOOL THAT THEY ATTEND.
    • If a bus route is established for a school, and you live further than 15 miles from the school, transportation will be made available at a central location point within the district. You would need to get your child to that location in the morning, and pick them up there in the afternoon.

 

 

2022-2023 Applications

 

 

Click here for electronic application for submission

 

Click here for printable application (hard copy)

 

 

 

 

Activity & Athletic Routes

Information on the routes will be accessible on the front page of each school.

 

 

Transportation Concerns Communication Protocol

The following communication protocol should be followed:

 


For Concerns Regarding Routes, Pick-Up Issues, Driver Information Or Safety Problems:

Step 1: Transportation Supervisor, 631-592-3855, transportation@hhh.k12.ny.us
Step 2: Ms. Anne Marie Marrone Caliendo, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Facilities, 631-592-3030
Step 3: Ms. Diana Ketcham, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education, 631-592-3077

Mr. John O’Farrell, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education, 631-592-3020
Step 4: Dr. Patrick Harrigan, Superintendent of Schools, 631-592-3008

 

 

For Behavior Concerns On The School Bus:

 

Step 1: Bus Driver
Step 2: Assistant Principal
Step 3: Principal
Step 4: Ms. Anne Marie Marrone Caliendo, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Facilities, 631-592-3030
Step 5: Ms. Diana Ketcham, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education, 631-592-3077
Mr. John O’Farrell, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education, 631-592-3020
Step 6: Dr. Patrick Harrigan, Superintendent of Schools, 631-592-3008