TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021

Students entering 7th and 9th grade:  If you are eligible for bussing, you will receive your bussing information in the mail prior to the first day of school, August 13, 2020.

Incoming Kindergarten students:   A staff member of your child’s school will be contacting you to complete a Transportation Request form for your kindergartener.  They will forward your request to the Transportation Department.   Students who are eligible and have been assigned to a bus will be contacted by their bus driver, beginning August 6th, to give you your child’s bus stop location and stop times for pick-up and drop-off.

Students in grades 1 through 6 and 8th grade:   If you rode the bus last year, your stop location and times will be the same as last year unless you receive new bussing information in the mail.  Remember to plan on being at your stop 10 minutes earlier than last year for the first 2 weeks of school.

Address Changes and New Enrollments:  Please contact your home school or the Student Services Department and they will assist you in updating your address or enrolling your student.  Please inform the person who is assisting you if you are requesting bussing.  They will be able to determine whether your student is eligible for bussing as well as assist you in obtaining bussing information.

Schools will re-open on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Student Services (574-262-5540) is available from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.

 

Transportation

  • Elkhart Community Schools operates over 100 school buses and transports more than 10,000 students every school day. Yet we never forget two things:
    1. Safety is number one. Nothing matters more. After all, your kids are our kids. Yes, we may seem a little overprotective from time to time. A school delay or cancellation can wreak havoc on routines, but we know you understand. The safety of all “our” kids is the priority.
    2. Bus drivers are important people. Maybe you remember one or two from your own school days. These amazing people are usually the first adults children see as they leave home in the morning, and the ones who are with them as their school day ends. Best of all, they care… and kids can smell genuine caring a mile away somehow.