The Orchard Park School System provides transportation. If there are any questions or problems regarding transportation please call Tom Blidy at 209-6237. If a student should lose something on the bus parents can check with the bus garage at the same number. If a family resides in a different school district it must contact that district’s transportation department to obtain information or settle bus-related problems.
The driver handles behavior problems on the bus. In the case of serious misbehavior, he or she will send out a bus conduct report. The assistant principal is responsible to deal with this problem. A conference with the student is held and a copy of the report is sent home to the parents, the bus garage, and placed in the student’s permanent folder in the main office. If a student receives three reports, that student is suspended from the bus for a week and parents are responsible for transportation to and from school. Any additional reports during that school year will result in suspension from the bus for the remainder of the school year.
Anytime that a student deviates from the normal bus routine, taking a different bus home with a friend for example, a note for the homeroom teacher and a note for the bus driver are required and must be signed by the principal. Students are only allowed to ride on buses of the district in which they reside.
Students who ride bicycles to school are urged to lock them in the bike rack on the side of the school building. Helmets must be worn according to New York State law.
Rollerblades or skateboards are not acceptable forms of transportation to or from school.