Department of Transportation

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Transportation Important Information

                                  

********Important updates will be listed here**********

 

We MUST have your students babysitter/split custody transportation request form ASAP, otherwise your student will be assigned to their home  bus stop, and will not have a seat on the babysitter's bus.
 

 

***You will find your student's bus assignments in Skyward***

(Non-Public school students and any alternate stops will not be listed in skyward)

 

Mask Wearing....

"Dear Colleague, 

As a reminder, the Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Requiring Universal Face Coverings was lifted on June 28, 2021. It is the responsibility of each LEA to have a locally determined face covering policy included in its Health and Safety Plan, referencing guidance from the CDC. 

Lastly, it’s important to note that under a Federal order issued in January 2021, the CDC requires face coverings, regardless of vaccination status, when on public transportation - this includes on school buses operated by public and private school systems. However, a driver does not need to wear a face covering if they are the only person on the bus.

Thank you for your continued efforts; we look forward to new beginnings and a brighter future ahead. 

Sincerely, 

Noe Ortega

Secretary of Education "

 

 

With the high call volume, we ask if you would please e-mail us for your questions/concerns.

Thank you for being patient with us during this time.

 

 

PLEASE MONITOR THE DISTRICT'S WEB PAGE FOR CONTINUED UPDATES......   https://www.rlasd.net/

 

**PLEASE STAY SAFE**
 
 

***2021/2022 school year forms are requested to be sent to Transportation by 6/15/21 to enable us ample time to process this request.***

 

** Public Students: All students' bus assignments are re-assigned to their home stop for each new school year.**

** Non-Public Students: Must have a form, or no transportation will be assigned**

 

ALERT: From August 14-September 14, it may take up to 5 business days to assign transportation to a new student.  Any requested transportation changes for existing students may also take up to 5 days.

 

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If you would like to become a crossing guard, please reach out to the Human Resources department and fill out an application

https://sites.google.com/rlasd.net/human-resources/?scrlybrkr=0aec9b9b

 

 

 

In an effort to be more efficient with our bus load counts, please notify us ASAP if your student(s) will not ride the school bus.  This will enable us to remove them from the bus roster. 

*****This must be consistent for the entire school year.*****

Thank you!

  

 

Thank you for all of your patience as we continue to work thru daily changes that need to happen on our bus runs. 

Please remind your student to be out at the stop and ready to board the bus at least 5 minutes prior to stop time.

 

E-mail us if you are looking for a stop change.  Please be aware that it may take up to two (2) weeks to make that change happen if possible.

  

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***Any changes coming in after the start of school may take up to two weeks - Please be patient with us during this time***

THANK YOU!

 

If your student(s) need to ride an alternate bus or get off at an alternate stop other than their assigned stop, prior arrangements need to be made with the district transportation office if the change will be in the morning.  If in the afternoon, a note needs to be taken to the school office for them to issue the student a bus pass - no student will be allowed to board a different bus with anything other than the school bus pass. 

 

****Please remind your student(s) there are bus rules and one of them are that there is

NO food nor drink permitted on the school bus.  

There is the potential for another student to have an allergic reaction to that item.****

 

Winter weather! - please remind your student to 

wear proper clothing and shoes to keep warm and ensure their safety.

 

No Food nor drink on buses      • Students who walk to or wait at school bus stops should dress

          appropriately for cold, icy weather. Proper clothing includes   

          warm coats, gloves, hats and waterproof footwear.

 

 

Thank you!

 
School Bus Safety Stopping Distance/Law from PennDOT:  http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Public/DVSPubsForms/BDL/BDL%20Publications/Pub%2097.pdf

 
Information

Public Schools

Please ensure you complete a babysitter/split custody transportation form for:

 

*     Each school year

*     Any time you have a change

       in babysitter/daycares & split custody. 

 

*     If your residence address changes, please ensure you notify the

       school/Pupil Services ASAP to ensure all documents are sent to the correct

       location and busing can be assigned correctly.

 

Non-Public Schools

Please ensure you complete a transportation request form for :

 

*     Each school year

*     and any time you have a change

*     when any change occurs for your home address/babysitter/daycare or split custody, a new

       one needs to be submitted.  

*    If you have a change of address, please ensure each of your child(ren)s school receives a

      phone call and a copy of proof of residency for your new address****

 

 To help us locate you easier, please ensure your address is clearly posted, and no less than 3 inches tall and visible from both directions and not obstructed from trees, shrubs etc...

 

Board Policy

Transportation Policy #810

 

Social Media Guidelines

https://www.rlasd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=414603&type=d&pREC_ID=1580761

 

Transportation Contact Information
 
Red Lion Bus Company
Ph: 717-244-4591
Hours: 6:00AM-5:30PM
 
Red Lion Area School District                                                              
Hours 7:00AM - 4:00PM                                                                              
Ph: (717) 244-4518 (press "3" for Transportation)
Fax: (223) 200-3001
Questions or Concerns? 
 
 
Any Student regardless of age may walk up to 1.5 miles (2 miles in the borough)
 
 
All students should be at their bus stop at least 5 min prior to stop time
 
Delay bus notices will go out if the bus is more than 30 minutes delayed. 
 
Please ensure you have your Skyward Account up to date with your current phone and e-mail address.
 
Inclement Weather - New notifications are done via skyward and the social media  platforms.  Please ensure your Skyward accounts are updated with your correct information.
 
(No busing will be provided if RLASD is closed to in person instruction due to weather)