*A parent or guardian must send a note to request a change of bus assignment or route drop-off location due to a special circumstance via the student. The note needs to include the parent/guardian’s name, the reason for the request, and a contact telephone number. The student should then turn the note into their homeroom teacher or directly to the office. These notes, if approved, will be initialed by the school administration and a bus pass will be issued back to the student by the end of the day to give to the bus driver. Approval of these special requests is at the discretion of the school administration and is contingent upon the space available on the bus as overloading the bus creates an unsafe situation and is against Buncombe County and the state of North Carolina Transportation safety regulations. Transportation changes will not be accepted after 2:00 pm each day.
*Please review the bus safety rules located in the Student Agenda Book. Riding a school bus is a privilege. Rules will be enforced and it is the expectation of the school administration that students respect our bus drivers and their massive responsibilities. Positive incentives will also be utilized during the year to recognize appropriate student performance.
**Our primary concern is the safety of all of our students. Thank you for your partnership.**
Parents will establish a regular a.m. and p.m. transportation plan for students when they complete the student registration sheet at the beginning of the school year. When transportation arrangements are to be altered from the established plan, a note must be sent to the teacher on the day of the change.
IMPORTANT!! For safety reasons the school cannot alter transportation arrangements by phone. Since it is not possible to identify callers, the school will only accept transportation changes made in writing or by the parent coming to the school in person to make the change!
SORRY, NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Dear North Windy Ridge Parent/Guardian:
The safety of our students is very important to us and we are constantly reevaluating our safe school procedures. In addition to keeping our students safe we hope to make our procedures efficient and parent friendly.
The car rider procedure is as follows:
The car rider pick-up line operates in a single pick-up line. VEHICLES WILL NOT TRAVEL THROUGH A DOUBLE LINE OF TRAFFIC. ALL TRAFFIC WILL MOVE IN A SINGLE LINE THROUGH THE ENTRANCE AND EXIT OF NORTH WINDY RIDGE SCHOOL.
Each parent/guardian will receive a North Windy Ridge card printed with the student’s name and grade level. Parents/guardians will display the card in the passenger side windshield of the vehicle. A staff member will be positioned at the pick-up line with a radio in hand- calling students and directing the vehicles around to the loading zone. Staff members will monitor and assist students to the loading zone where approximately 10 students will load at one time.
Parents/guardians (who can not be identified by a staff member on dismissal duty) without pick-up cards will be asked to report to the school office and show ID before picking up their child.
A parents/guardian needing to pick up his / her child before the end of the school day will continue to follow the usual sign out procedures (park, come to the office, show ID and sign student out).
Thank you for your cooperation and attention to this procedural change as we all work together to ensure student safety. Parents/guardians wishing to request additional NWR pick-up cards may do so in the school office or by completing the form below and returning it to their child’s homeroom teacher. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school at 658-1892.
REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL STUDENT PICK-UP CARDS
STUDENT NAME: ________________________________ HOMEROOM:___________________________________
NUMBER OF CARDS REQUESTED (Max. 3)*:_______ * More than 3 additional cards, please contact the school.
PARENT SIGNATURE:___________________________ DATE: ______________________
(HOMEROOM TEACHER WILL SEND REQUEST TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE – OFFICE WILL RETURN CARD(S) TO THE TEACHER’S MAILBOX TO BE SENT HOME WITH THE STUDENT.)