Presently, per State of Massachusetts guidelines (linked here), ALL students who ride a bus or van will be required to wear a mask while on board the bus. This includes student daily transportation, athletic and field trip transportation.
NO, the Tewksbury Public Schools typically plans for ALL eligible riders to participate in Bus Service. Last year, due to restrictions on the amount of students per bus, we used survey data to remove students whose surveys indicated they would be driven to school. We have returned to assigning ALL riders this year. Routes will be adjusted for parent drop offs as the year unfolds.
Are there assigned seats this year, like there were last year?
Presently there is no guidance directing assigned seating, so students will be able to choose their seats individually. However, school personnel do have the authority to assign seats if behavioral or other issues arise.
How do I know my child is assigned to a bus?
ASPEN has been updated with each student’s AM and PM BUS Code. This code includes the Bus Number that has been assigned to your student. If this information is incorrect, please email the Asst. Business Manager Dr. Eileen Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave Libby at email@example.com
How do I know where my child’s bus will pick up and drop off?
Bus Routes are published here and include APPROXIMATE pick up and drop off times for ALL Bus Routes. Please note that these are ONLY ESTIMATES and cannot possibly account for unforeseen traffic issues, student attendance issues, loading or unloading issues, etc. Also be aware that the entire transportation system starts off slowly, in the interest of student safety. Drivers take their time when the routes are new and at the schools, loading procedures initially take time to insure all students are accounted for prior to buses departing. Please expect delays for the first few days, and service will undoubtedly improve and become more consistent over time.