Frequently Asked Questions
Q. My children presently go to a daycare center or babysitter. Can they ride the bus to the daycare center/babysitter?
A. If the daycare center or babysitter is within Fremont School District 79’s boundaries, children may ride the bus to that location. Parents must fill out a special busing request form first. Please contact the transportation office for the form.
Q. What if the daycare center is not within FSD79's boundaries?
A. We do not bus students outside the district’s boundaries. Many daycare centers provide bus transportation to and from the daycare centers.
Q. What if the daycare center or babysitter isn’t on the same bus route as my home?
A. Your child may ride to school from home and from school to a daycare center or babysitter (or vice versa), even if they are different buses. Parents must fill out a special busing request form first. Please contact the transportation office for the form.
Q. What if I only want my child to go to daycare on certain days of the week?
A. As long as your child has a set schedule, your child may ride the bus to the daycare center/babysitter on set days of the week. Parents must fill out a special busing request form first. Please contact the transportation office.
Q. What do you mean by “set schedule?”
A. Children must have a permanent weekly schedule. For example, he or she may ride the bus on Tuesdays and Fridays every week. In special circumstances where parents have biweekly schedules, exceptions may be made.
Q. Can I have a friend ride my child’s bus to my home for a playdate?
A. If the other child normally rides the same bus as your child, he or she may ride to your home. The other child must bring a parent note to the teacher stating that he or she will do so. If the other child does not normally ride your child’s bus home, he or she may not ride your child’s bus. We do allow children to get on the bus to go to school at any bus stop, regardless of which bus they are assigned to.
Q. What if I want to pick up my student on a day he or she normally rides the bus?
A. Send a note to the teacher with your child stating that you will be picking him or her up after school. In the case of an emergency, call the school office so the staff can let the teacher know not to put your child on the bus.
Q. Why do some buses have animal names?
A. Kindergarten buses that run during mid-day have animal names. Regular AM & PM routes have letter names (A, B, C, etc.)
Q. What happens with kindergartners when there is a half day of school?
A. Morning kindergarten students ride home on the elementary buses with the other elementary students. The bus stops will be the same as when they ride to school. Afternoon kindergarten students do not have school on half days. They do have school on early dismissal days, however.
Q. My middle school child occasionally stays after school. Are there late buses?
A. Middle school students who participate in clubs or are authorized to stay after school to study may ride the elementary bus home. We provide shuttle buses from the middle school to the elementary school every day just before the elementary school dismissal time (3:35 p.m. on normal dismissal days). Students should be aware that they are guests on the elementary buses and should behave accordingly. Bus stops may not be the same as the middle school route, so in rare cases your child may have to walk farther to your home. Because of space considerations, students in band, athletics, or plays are not allowed to ride the elementary buses home. At this time, there are no other late buses (i.e. activity buses).