Transportation

Hamilton Township (Atlantic County) Transportation Office


2020 – 2021 ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION FORM DIRECTIONS

May 20, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians of Hamilton Township School District Students:

Although the COVID-19 restrictions are still in place and we will not receive direction on the 2020-2021 school year until sometime this summer, we must still make plans for bus transportation as if the new school year will start normally. Adjustments will be made as more information is received.

Since we are unable to send the Transportation form home with students this year, we have created a Google Doc that must be completed if your student will require transportation to and/or from a location other than home. Please review the form carefully as the rules for alternate site busing are strictly enforced without exception.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

  • All previous alternate bus stop assignments and parent transportation designations automatically revert back to home pickup and drop off unless a new form is submitted for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • If your student is currently registered in the District and will be picked up and dropped off at home, you DO NOT Need To Complete A Transportation Form for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • If your student’s address will be changing, the new address must be on file with the Registration Office at Shaner School (609-476-6272) before the transportation office can make any bus changes for your child.

Please refer the Transportation Handbook, which can be viewed at www.hamiltonschools.org in the Transportation section for answers to many of the questions that you may have.

The 2020 -2021 Transportation form can be accessed by clicking here! 

Please complete the online Google Doc and submit it by June 30, 2020.

                                                                                                                                      

IMPORTANT PROPOSED CHANGE IN STUDENT PM DROP OFF REQUIREMENTS

 

At the July, 2017 Hamilton Township Board of Education meeting, the Board approved a new Transportation Policy 8605 – Requirements to Meet Students at Bus Stop. This policy provides for the following:

  • All preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students must be met at the bus stop by a person who will be taking responsibility for that student as they depart the bus in the afternoon.
  • Any person who will be taking responsibility for the student must be age 12 or older.
  • The parent/guardian of any student in grades three through eight who rides a special needs van may request that their student not be dropped off without a responsible person meeting them by contacting the Transportation Department



Please click this link to review the entire policy:  TransBus


TransBus

The Hamilton Township School District is committed to providing safe and efficient school bus transportation to its students. The district has a long tradition of providing this service safely to all students who are eligible under New Jersey State laws, rules, and regulations. This policy outlines the services the school district provides and explains the district’s compliance with all applicable laws and rules pertaining to school bus transportation. The Hamilton Township School District does not operate its own buses but is a member of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional Transportation Consortium. The Consortium is responsible for determining the most efficient and economical way to transport our 3,300 Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 student population to the three District Schools as well as various special education locations and qualified Non-Public, Choice, and Charter schools.

 

Riding a bus to and from school in the Hamilton Township School District is a PRIVILEGE not a right.

All students must observe good conduct, courtesy, cooperation, and respect for the authority of the bus driver.

 

TRANSPORTATION KEY DATES

2018 – 2019 School Year


Thursday, August 2, 2018 – Bus Passes Mailed for Davies School & Hess School

Friday, August 10, 2018 – Bus Passes Mailed for Shaner School

Friday, August 17, 2018 – Cutoff date for bus changes and new registrations that will be effective the first day of school


Thursday, September 6, 2018 – First day of school for Davies, Hess, and Shaner Schools (1/2 day)


Friday, September 7, 2018 – First day of school for Hess Preschool (1/2 day)


Monday, September 17, 2018 – Effective date of busing for changes and new registrations received after August 17, 2018



Many Transportation questions will be answered by reviewing the Hamilton Township School District School Bus Transportation Handbook. Please click here to access the handbook. TransBus


Link to Hamilton Township Board of Education

Policy 8602 Requests for Alternate Bus Transportation TransBus


Link to Hamilton Township School District Request for Transportation/Change in Transportation Form TransBus  




Hamilton Township School District Transportation Contact Information

Transportation Office                                          Sheppard Bus Service

Telephone: 609-476-6318                                      Telephone: 856-765-3812

Fax: 609-625-4847                                                Extension: 406 or 405

Email: Transportation@HamiltonSchools.org


                               

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