It is time to register for 2013-14 school year bus service. Once again, parents have the opportunity to register and pay on-line. If you wish to pay by credit card (Master Card, VISA, or DISCOVER), please click here to go to our school store. To pay by check, please download, complete, and mail the Registration Form and your check to the Glencoe School District 35 Business Office, Attention: Mrs. Johanna Urban, 620 Greenwood Avenue, Glencoe, Illinois 60022. (See Transportation Documents Download at right)
For the 2013-14 school year, Kindergarten students may enroll for two-way bus service only. Kindergarten students requesting bus service to/from the Park District ONLY will be bused to/from the Park District with NO PROVISION FOR BEING BUSED TO/FROM HOME on days when they are not enrolled in the Park District programs. Students registering for transportation to/from the Park District ONLY are not subject to the late fees due to the Park District timeline for scheduling programs. All other riders are subject to the identified deadlines.
AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURES/CHILDREN’S CIRCLE/OTHER PARK DISTRICT PROGRAMS
Students enrolled in the After School Adventures, Children’s Circle, or other Park District programs must register for bus service by the deadlines indicated in order to receive bus service to/from their homes on days when they are not enrolled in the Park District programs. After School Adventures, Children’s Circle, or other Park District program students wishing bus service to/from the Park District ONLY are not subject to the late fees or deadlines due to the Park District timeline for scheduling programs.
Please note that the 2013-14 fee schedules have no residence-to-school distance requirements. Also, Central students may register for AM Only, PM Only, or Two-Way bus service.
Your completed registration information and fee must be received by the Business Office/postmarked no later than Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Registrations, other than those for Park District ONLY, received/postmarked after Wednesday, May 22, 2013 will be subject to a late fee of $75.00.
During the summer, routes are designed and bus passes are generated for distribution in mid-August. Therefore, registrations received/ postmarked after June 30, 2013 will be:
1. Subject to a late fee of $75.00.
2. Processed without guarantee of start date for ridership. NOTE: Registrations received/postmarked after Thursday, August 15, 2013 (other than Park District ONLY) will be held for processing until Friday, September 6, 2013.
3. Subject to seat availability and route design.
If you require further information on the busing program, contact the Glencoe School District Business Office at 847-835-7800.
Jason Edelheit, Director of Finance and Operations
All children will ride a school bus at some time during their kindergarten through 8th grade experience in District #35. The same safety guidelines apply for field trips or rides to and from school. The School Bus Safety Book was created to review ten important rules when riding the bus.
Students attending West and South Schools ride together, while Central School students maintain separate routes. In the morning, South/West school buses first drop students off at West School and then continue to South School. At the end of the day, buses first pick up at South School and then continue to West School before starting the routes. Routes are designed so students picked up first in the morning are dropped off first in the afternoon. The following are approximate times for the routes:
SOUTH & WEST SCHOOLS
First stop approx. 8:00 a.m.
Last stop approx. 8:35 a.m.
First stop approx. 3:20 p.m.
Last stop approx. 3:45 p.m.
First stop approx. 7:30 a.m.
Last stop approx. 8:05 a.m.
First stop approx. 3:50 p.m.
Last stop approx. 4:25 p.m.
A Board of Education policy requires the use of seat restraints by all bus riders of all grade levels. As a part of the orientation at the beginning of the school year, children receive information and instructions on the busing plan, the importance of restraints, and expected behaviors on the bus. Bus service will not be available to riders who fail to use restraints.
Family Service of Glencoe offers programs and services that strengthen families and our community including professional and affordable counseling services for children, adolescents, couples and families, and much more.
Visit the GEF website to see what’s new, order your commemorative school brick, or get the latest info on GEF highlights.
To learn more about how your child can participate in Social Service activities, attend social events or participate in the play, please visit our website.
Glencoe Parent Connection connects parents with parents, schools and community to help them raise emotionally healthy kids.
Check out all the fun and engaging programs and special events this season for all ages in Glencoe.
Enjoy weekly updates and information through the Glencoe PTO website!
Enjoy updates and information on special programs through the Glencoe Public Library!