Transportation Update

Transportation Update
Dear Parents,

Please read this to learn about adjustments to the Five Town CSD/MSAD # 28 transportation policies and plans for the upcoming year.

For all students from Camden/Rockport attending MSAD # 28 and Five towns CSD the bus routes will remain the same as last year. This means bus times will be approximately the same as well. Bus routes can be found on the school’s website. Please keep in mind pick-up and drop-off times, over the first few weeks, might be off as our students and drivers get familiar with all the new protocols.
Protocols
• Each student will be required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entering the bus.
• We will load from the back to the front, one student per seat to keep them 3 feet apart.
• All students must have a completed health self-check prior to loading the bus.
• If students cannot abide by the above protocols, they will not be allowed to ride the bus.

We have asked parents to help by driving their child. However, the parent survey information indicates that many of you are requesting bus transportation. It appears that many more students will be riding the bus this year. We will be doing our normal bus routes and if we reach the capacity of the bus (22 students), we will not be able to pick your child up the first time through. Please don’t panic as we will be sending out another bus to pick them up as soon as we can.

Camden-Rockport Middle School students living within a half-mile of the school will be required to walk.

As always, parents are responsible for transportation if your child is a on Superintendent Agreement or is a tuition student.

Frequently Asked Questions
• Will my child be able to be dropped at another location other than home?   No—the only exception will be if it is a regular daycare (M-F).
• What happens if your child doesn’t keep her mask on while riding the bus?   They will get one warning and after that parents will be responsible for driving their child.
• What happens if too many students are riding at the end of the day? How will my child get home?   We will send another bus to pick up the extra students. Keep in mind there would then be a delay in the time your child arrives home.
 • Will my child be able to ride the bus to after-school activities?   No, due to constraints this year we will not be offering transportation to other activities.
Thank you for your support and cooperation in implementing the above changes. As always, the safety of our students is our ultimate concern.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me @ 236-3358 ext. 4309

Sincerely,

Julie Waters
Facilities and Transportation Assistant Director
MSAD 28/Five Town CSD
7 Lions Lane
Camden, ME 04843
(207) 236-3358 ext. 4309
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