RIDING THE BUS
For many children this will be the first time riding a big yellow bus. Riding the bus should be a fun part of the new school experience. You will receive a postcard in the mail with your child’s bus information (bus number, bus stop, pick up and drop off times) a few days before school starts. Bus route information will also be available on the district web-site (nksd.net). Kindergarten children must be met at the bus stop by either a parent or an individual designated in writing by the parent, or the child will be returned to school.
For daycare situations the North Kingstown School Department will, upon receipt of written authorization from the parent/guardian, transport to or from any bus stop location within the boundaries of the school your child attends provided there is space available on the bus. It is a requirement that your child be picked up at the same location or delivered to the same location every day. If you require different locations on different days, you must obtain permission from your school as it is their responsibility to ensure that the students are put on the correct bus on any given day. Requests for your child to be picked up or delivered to a location other than your home (bus stop) must be in writing on the form provided on the website and should be sent to the Transportation Office, 120 Fairway Drive, NK 02852 prior to August 18, 2017. Requests after that date will not be processed until the second week of school.
Please Note: The North Kingstown School Department reserves the right to withhold bus service to daycare locations deemed to be unsafe or inaccessible.