We are so excited to see all of the students return/come to school this fall! We have worked long and hard to increase our service to district families by making several changes to bus routes:
Group Stops - where possible we have adopted group pick ups and drop offs as a way of creating shorter ride times and safer stops for the students.
Corridor Bus Routes - where possible we stopped the practice of going down dead end roads that required a turn around and back out scenario. This will lead to increased efficiency - shorter ride times - and safer stops.
Morning CHS drop - this year we have stopped the practice of having all of the buses dropping at the high school prior to the middle school - saving several routes 15 minutes of travel. CHS students will use the Horse bus and Cat bus to transfer to CHS from the middle school.
CMS Specific Morning Route - this route is designed for students North of bighorn to further entice them to ride the bus instead of crossing Bighorn Ave.
Please remember bus routes are fluid and students need to be at their stop well before the stop time to ensure that they are seen and the driver is able to make a safe stop. During the first few days of school allow 8-10 minutes of variation in stop times - after that allow for 5 minutes.
Routes will be updated on the website throughout the year - so that parents and staff always have access to the most up to date information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why does my student have to ride 2 buses per day? Park County School District #6 operates multi-tiered routing, meaning that our routes service every Park 6 student in that area regardless of which school they attend. This means a transfer is necessary to ensure students get to their school.
Why does my student ride the bus for so long? We are always reviewing and adjusting routes to ensure our ride times are as short as possible. There are several constraints that factor into our ability to shorten ride times - the biggest contribution is geographic location. Every route is ran so that the furthest away students are picked up first and dropped off last.
My student says: "they need a student ID to ride the bus?" Student IDs are critical to the transportations department's ability to locate children that happen to get on the wrong bus or miss their stop. When a concern rises about a student - we are able to quickly locate which bus the student is on and communicate to that specific driver without effecting other routes. All of this data is managed by a secure database.
I'm a new Kindergartener parent - what are the expectations: Drivers are required to drop Kindergarten/ 1st grade students off to adults or have older siblings present. Please have a plan in place for this.
BUS & TRAVEL INFORMATION
Address: 801 38th St. Cody, WY 82414
Phone: (307) 587.2851