Return to School plan outlines how masks and physical distancing can help
prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools and on our buses. ASD-S has 228
buses covering 990 runs and physical distancing of students has required us to
add additional runs, altering our schedules.
It is important that
every family confirms their child(ren)’s bus stops and times, as this
information may have changed.
To confirm busing details, you
are asked to register your child in BusPlanner, located
on the ASD-S website.
- Please click here to access Bus
- Create your account in the Parent Portal
- Click Add Student to verify your
child’s busing details
- You will need your child’s NBEN (New
Brunswick Education Number) which can be found on the top right corner of
their June 2020 report card
While you are there, you can
also sign up to be notified of busing updates such as delays, cancellations,
and route changes.
We have worked hard to
minimize disruptions to our routes. All students living beyond 1.5 km will
continue to have transportation provided to and from their zoned school and
school hours will not be changing in ASD-S. However, some changes were
necessary to allow for physical distancing and to assist with contact tracing.
Students in K-5 will be seated 1 per seat unless with a member of the same
household, and students in grades 6-12 will be seated 2 per seat where required
(and will wear a mask unless seated alone or with a member of the same
This has resulted in
some changes such as moving bus stops, altering pick-up/drop-off times, and
limiting our courtesy busing. This is why it is important
you confirm your child’s busing details in BusPlanner.
We encourage all families to
also check back and verify their child’s details in BusPlanner prior to the
first day of school. Families who wish to request transportation to an
alternate address, such as after school care, are asked to complete
this form as soon as possible.
For those with students new to
bus transportation, particularly those starting Kindergarten, a safety orientation video
can be viewed here.
This video was created by members of our dedicated transportation staff.
Further resources about student busing policies can be found here
and bus safety, here.
We thank you for your
understanding as we work to ensure the safety of our students as they head back
to a new year. We look forward to welcoming your child back in September!