The Walker School offers two-way bus service with multiple pick-up and drop off locations in metro Atlanta. During the 2020 - 21 school year, we offer 14 morning stops, seven after school stops, and six late activity stops!
If your child is requesting a different stop or needs to have a friend ride the bus with them, please remember to email email@example.com for approval. This gives us time to make sure space is available and communicate with the drivers.
Drop In Bus Service can be accessed by emailing busing. Policies and procedures for Drop In Bus Service are located at the bottom of this page.
Drop-in-Bus Service is offered on a space available basis. Primary school students are not able to participate in the drop in program. Drop-In service begins September 8, 2020.
How to request Drop-In-Service:
For drop-in service, parents must complete the Bus Agreement Form. Please request the form prior to riding by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Services must be requested by 12:00 pm the day prior to riding.
Parents will receive an email confirming or denying the request based on availability. Do not bring your child to the bus drop-off if your Drop-In request has not been confirmed via email. Riders who have not been positively confirmed via email will not be allowed to ride the bus.
A completed Bus Permission Form must be on file for your students to participate in drop-in service.
Parents will be billed $10/rider/occurrence in the month following drop-in participation.
Regular Riders Not Riding the Afternoon/Activity Bus
If you have a change to your afternoon plans and do not want your child to ride the bus, please contact your Division Administrative Assistant by phone by 12pm on the day of the change. For PS-MS, please let the Administrative Assistant know if your child should be sent to carpool or after-school care. The Division Administrative Assistant will ensure that your child (grades 6-12) or their teacher (grades EL-5) is notified.
Missing the Bus
In the morning, the bus will leave promptly at the times stated. Please be on time.
For afternoon bus pickup, Middle School and Upper School students should arrive promptly at the Lower School carpool circle. For activity bus pickup, please arrive promptly at the Middle School carpool circle. In the event that the student does not arrive on time to get on the afternoon (3:30) bus, the student may stay in afterschool care until the activity (6:15) bus departs (if space allows) or the parents may pick the student up from school. Middle School and Upper School students should notify the Main Building Receptionist that they missed the bus.
In the event that the student does not arrive on time to get on the activity (6:15) bus, someone must come to pick the student up from school.
Parent Late at Pick-Up
Please make every effort to arrive timely to pick your student up from the bus stop.
Riders will not be left alone at a pick-up. Parents may complete a Parent Permission Authorization Form so that another designated adult can pick-up a rider. If a parent or a designated adult is not at the drop-off location, riders will be retained on the bus and may be picked up at any subsequent stop.
For the Afternoon (3:30) route, if the student has not been picked up after all stops are complete, the student will be returned to school and may be picked up at school or picked up during the Activity Bus (6:15) route by a parent or designated adult.
For the Activity (6:15) route, if the student has not been picked up by the final stop, the bus driver will wait at the final stop until a parent or a designated adult arrives.
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