The Weston Public Schools are using FIRST STUDENT and RELIA Transportation for the current school year. Modeled on area districts of similar size and geography, this arrangement is expected to provide consistent and excellent service to our students and families.
FIRST STUDENT will be transporting all students to and from Hurlutt Elementary School, Weston Intermediate School, Weston Middle School, and Weston High School. RELIA Transportation will provide transportation to students receiving special education services at schools outside of the district.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding school bus transportation, including routing and pick-up/drop-off times, please contact Theresa Taylor or James Holko at First Student at (203) 221-6575. Ms. Taylor and Mr. Holko are based on the Weston campus and work solely on Weston Public Schools transportation.
All notifications to families and staff concerning delays and coordination of bus route information for Buses 1-17 and 19-21 will be managed by Ms. Taylor and Mr. Holko.
Parents or guardians of students riding on Bus 31 or 32, in-district special education transportation, should also contact Ms. Taylor if a ride needs to be canceled or if there are any route related issues.
All notifications to families and staff concerning delays and coordination of bus route information for Buses 31-32 will be managed by Ms. Taylor.
Parents or guardians of students riding on special education transportation to schools located outside of the district, please contact Brenda Deleon or Ashera Russell, our Relia representatives, at 203-380-9616 if a ride needs to be cancelled or if there are any route related issues.
For questions regarding bus aides for students riding First Student or Relia, please contact Corrin Cannon, Weston Public Schools, at 203-221-6586.
2022-2023 BUS ROUTE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE
ON THE POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL.
Specific information regarding your child’s bus route will be available to you in the Powerschool Parent Portal when this portal is opened to families or soon after the first day the portal is open. Families will be notified when the portal is open. Once the portal is open, please check your child’s bus information regularly as it can be updated as necessary prior to the start of school.
First Student provides transportation for our students.
The bus garage office can be reached at 203.454.1984:
Terminal Manager - Theresa Taylor
BUS STOP TIMES - ESTIMATED AM PICK-UP AND PM DROP-OFF TIMES LISTED ON YOUR BUS ROUTE SCHEDULE (IN YOUR PARENT PORTAL) CAN BE DIFFERENT FROM THE ACTUAL TIMES YOUR BUS IS REACHING YOUR STOP DEPENDING ON WHICH STUDENTS ASSIGNED TO A PARTICULAR BUS ARE USING THE BUS SERVICE ON A GIVEN DAY OR AT ALL. YOUR ACTUAL BUS STOP TIME SHOULD BECOME ESTABLISHED OVER THE FIRST WEEK OR TWO OF SCHOOL BASED ON THE RIDERSHIP ON YOUR PARTICULAR BUS. THEREAFTER, THE TIMES SHOULD BE CONSISTENT, WITHIN A FEW MINUTE RANGE, EVEN IF THEY DIFFER FROM THE ORIGINAL ESTIMATED TIMES.
BUS DRIVERS - If you would like to meet your bus driver prior to the start of school, please call or email Theresa Taylor at First Student at (203) 454-1984, firstname.lastname@example.org. to make an appointment.
school bus safety tips
for Parents, Children & Drivers
(Courtesy of Automobile Association of America)
SCHOOL BUSES ARE THE SAFEST WAY TO GET TO SCHOOLS
School buses are nearly 8 times safer than passenger vehicles. But children must take care when boarding or leaving the bus. While an average of 7 school-age passengers are killed in school bus crashes each year, 19 are killed getting on and off the bus.
Most of those killed are children, five to seven years old. They are hit in the danger zone around the bus (A), either by a passing vehicle or by the school bus itself. It is illegal for a vehicle to pass a bus with its red light flashing.
Young children are most likely to be hit because they:
TEACH YOUR CHILD TO GET ON AND OFF THE BUS SAFELY
SAFETY STEPS YOU CAN TAKE
LEARN AND FOLLOW SCHOOL BUS STOP LAWS
Laws exist to protect children getting on and off the bus AND protect you from a tragedy. Check with your school or police department for more information on your state's laws. Here are some rules:
Violation of these laws can result in a citation and fine. In many places, school bus drivers can report passing vehicles.
For more information, contact the DOT AutoSafety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1.888.327.4236) or www.nhtsa.dot.gov