Busing

Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish aims to ensure each child makes it to and from school safely.

Transportation Services

Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish contracts with Kids 1st Transportation to transport students to and from school.

For the 2019–2020 school year, Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish invites proposals for school transportation services. Complete written proposals are due no later than Monday, June 24, 2019.

For bus-related emergencies, use the school’s after-hours emergency number.

Forms

Bus Request Form
Please complete an online Bus Request Form if your child is a new student who will become an active bus rider in the 2018-2019 school year or if you need to update information.

Student Transportation Consent Form
Please complete a Student Transportation Consent Form and return it to the school’s front office if you have a student under the age of nine that will be received at the bus stop by a designee other than a parent/guardian.

Standard Busing Procedures

  • Students may be released only at the school and designated stops.
  • Students should only be released to an authorized person when directed to do so by the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). (Some students will not require an authorized person to receive them at their stops.)
  • When no one is available to receive the student, the driver will:
    • Contact the transportation company to contact the parent
    • Deliver other students then return to the stop, if possible
    • Return to the school and inform school personnel of the situation
  • It is not the responsibility of the bus attendant or driver to escort the student beyond the drop‐off location, unless directed to do so by the student’s IEP.
  • Students should not be carried up or down the bus steps during loading and unloading. If a student cannot navigate the bus steps without a reasonable degree of assistance, an alternate loading and unloading plan will be established by school personnel.
  • If a student doesn’t know whether they are being picked up by a parent/guardian or taking the bus on any given day, the school will default to directing the student to take the bus.

Pickup & Drop Off Locations

The transportation company creates pickup/drop off locations and routes based on the safety of students and route efficiencies. Buses will pickup/drop off students at corner stops, community stops with other students, and sometimes at houses. Buses are unable to make house pickups/drop offs for each student and cannot make house pickups/drop offs within apartment building complexes, cul-de-sacs, or other space confined locations.

If you have questions for regarding your child’s route, please contact the school’s office.

One-Time Circumstances

If you need to pick your student up one day instead of having them ride the bus, please inform the school’s office by 1:00 p.m. that day and pick your student up using the Driveline procedures.

If this is the first time you are picking up your student, you will need to stop by the front office as your student will not be released until you receive a Driveline tag. The front office will then direct you to the pickup route. The Driveline tag is yours for the rest of the year and must be used every time you pick your student up.

Permanent Change of Address

Did you move? Will your student be going to afterschool care at another location? Please fill out the Bus Request Form at above at least one week prior to the change. If you are unable to give advanced notice, please plan an alternative way to get your child to and from school for three days until the school is able to process your request.