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Chelsea School District

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There are some changes in bus routes and times for 2023-2024. 

 ** Reminder: Due to reduction in staff and more students assigned to routes, students will no longer be able to ride home with friends.

 ** On Half Day's of School the bus drop off time will be 3 3/4 hours earlier than normal drop off time

There will no longer be individual bus stops within the city of Chelsea; however, areas around Old US 12 will continue to have group stops. City students can walk to the nearest school location and take a transfer bus to their school building. All students must be in their bus line at the school transfer sites by 7:35 a.m.

All students are required to be at their bus stop 5 to 10 minutes in advance of bus arrival time. All rural stops are picked up and delivered in the same order, i.e., first on in the morning, then first off in the afternoon. In fairness to all students this policy is enforced to help keep the routes as short as possible. Crossovers are prohibited on many roads within the school district and students must board the bus on their side of the road.

Parents are reminded that due to safety requirements for bus stops or route directions, not all youngsters are picked up at their driveway. Rural routes may now have hub stops. Parents are expected to transport their students to and from bus stop locations. To help the bus driver seeing your child(ren) at the bus stop in the mornings when it is dark out, we recommend having your child(ren) to use a flashlight to let the driver know that are out at there.
A parent or designated adult (or 6th grade or older sibling or babysitter) must meet all kindergarten and first graders at the bus stop. Parents or designated adults are expected to provide for the safety, supervision, and shelter for students at all bus stop locations.

All students will be picked up at their assigned stop and delivered back to that same stop unless a parent or guardian indicates need for a second permitted riding location. Any student requiring transportation to or from a daycare location or any alternate transportation site must complete the Alternate Transportation Form. The form and approvals from both the sending parent/guardian as well as the receiving adult must be on file in the Transportation Office prior to the student riding to or from the requested location.

AM transfers will be dropping off at all schools and doing direct transfers to the other school buildings. Students should be in position to board at any school at 7:35 a.m. to go to another school. Remember only buses are allowed in the bus area around Chelsea High School, Beach Middle School and North Creek Elementary during drop-off and pick- up times.

PM transfers will continue to take place at Beach Middle School. Home buses are scheduled to leave Beach between 3:15 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. Following the PM transfer, students may ride a bus to another school. Please note afternoon home buses tend to run later the first couple weeks of school as students learn which buses to board. Please be patient during this learning period and please be on time to meet the bus so as not to delay the other students. To assist your child with their transfer, be sure they know their home address and bus number. All young students and new students should have their address, parent contact information, and bus information available on their back packs or in their planners.

Questions may be directed to our office at 734-433-2274. All transportation forms can be obtained at the bus office or on the Chelsea School District website. Forms can be returned directly to the bus garage between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., by e-mail, or fax (433-2217).

We wish each and every one of our Chelsea students a safe and happy 2023-2024 school year!

Sincerely, Transportation Staff 

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