Westport Community Schools

APRIL 21, 2020 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Governor Baker has just announced that all schools in the Commonwealth will remain closed through the remainder of this school year and remote learning will continue through the last day of school..

Policies and Procedures

Student Conduct on Buses
Students conduct on some buses have been an issue for the last month. Please take the time to review the following bus rules with your child/children to avoid write ups by the drivers. It is not the responsibility of the driver to constantly reprimand children while driving. It is the childs responsibility to follow the bus rules and the drivers responsibility to drive the bus. Please help us out and review the following rules:
  •              Unsafe boarding/departing
  •              Possession of an unsafe, dangerous/illegal item
  •              Failure to remain properly seated
  •              Tampering with or damaging property
  •              Throwing object at or from the bus
  •              Loud talk or yelling
  •              Physical/verbal assault or intimidation of others including the driver
  •              Failure to ride in assigned seat
  •              Consuming food/drink
  •              Other behavior that endangers the safety, well-being of others
  •              Failure to obey the bus driver


Students should be seated according to grade level with the lower grades being seated closest to the driver.



 Parent Pick up and Dismissal Procedures for


Passing any bus or van with their lights on or their stop signs out is a $250.00 fine!

Any Issues that happen on school buses with students should be discussed with building Principals NOT with bus drivers!
Westport Junior/Senior High School - Grades 7 - 12 drop-off and pick up procedure:
All students should be dropped off and picked up around the back of the building.
Please pull all the way forward as instructed by outdoor staff and we allow groups of cars to unload at one time to keep traffic minimal.
Students are NOT to be dropped off or picked up in the front of the High School.  This area is for bus/van drop off and pick up ONLY!
Students are not allowed to ride school buses to friends houses for any reason unless it is an emergency!
Macomber and Elementary School student pickup procedure:
ALL parent/guardians picking up student's must have ID's ready to show staff members before students will be released. 
New student pick up notes must be sent to school for the new school year, last years arrangements are no longer valid! The note MUST list who will be picking up the students.
(do not list grandmother, aunt, etc. please list persons full name)
Westport Elementary School - Grades 3 - 6
Parent pick up and drop-off procedure:
Parents are to dropoff students in the mornings no earlier than 8:15am, as there is NO staff on duty to receive students prior to 8:15am. Please drive into the center parking lot where staff will receive your child.
Parents are to form a line along side of the main road that enters to the WES. Parents are to remain in their vehicles until parent pick up begins. Parents will be issued a numbered tag. Once all buses have left the bus area, staff will begin calling studnets which staff will then begin loading cars. PLEASE NO NOT call your child to your vehicle. Staff will direct you to a safe area to load your child.
There is NO parent pickup in the building after 2:35pm. 
NEW NOTES MUST BE SENT TO SCHOOL for all parent pick ups. Parents are not allowed in the foyer area. 
Thank you!
Macomber School Grades Pre - K, Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade

Parent pick up and drop-off procedure:

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade parents will drop-off and pick up students on the Osborn St. side of the Macomber School,

Staff will be outside to receive and dismiss the students. At pick up time, parents will line up outside the side door and modular unit entrance, where staff will take students names and release students to parents. Please have ID’s ready to show staff.


Pre-School parents will drop off and pick up outside the Main Office entrance area of the Macomber School.


                               Bus changes are NOT allowed during the first two weeks of each school year.

Bus change forms must be filled out and preferably faxed to the school. If you do not have access to a fax machine, please mail the form to the student's school address or e-mail the form to mrapoza@westportschools.org.
Fax #'s:
    • Macomber Primary School:     (508) 673-4284
    • Westport Elementary School:  (508) 636-1077
    • Westport Jr. Sr. High School:   (508) 636-1053

Transportation arrangements that were made in the previous school year are no longer valid!

Please submit new transportation arrangements for this current school year to the student's school.

If you did not receive paperwork to register your child for a bus pass or if you are missing paperwork,

Please see the transportation files below or call (774) 309-3371.


Transportation Bus Routes

Bus scheduled times may vary during the first two weeks of school.
Please have the student(s) at the bus stop 10 to 15 minutes earlier than the scheduled bus time.

Passing any bus or van with their lights on

or their stop signs out

is a minimum $250.00 fine!

Everyone knows to stop when a school bus is loading and unloading passengers, but what you may not know is that if you don’t stop, you could get a ticket of up to $250. That fine can go up to $2,000 and a suspended license of up to a year for subsequent offenses (MGL 90-14)

Massachusetts General Law, MGL 90-14




Transportation Policies

School District Policies:

EEAE, Student Bus Safety Program           https://z2policy.ctspublish.com/masc/DocViewer.jsp?doccode=EEAE&z2collection=westport#z2Code_EEAE

EEA, Student Transportation Services       https://z2policy.ctspublish.com/masc/DocViewer.jsp?doccode=EEA&z2collection=westport#z2Code_EEA

JICC, Student Conduct on School Buses    https://z2policy.ctspublish.com/masc/DocViewer.jsp?doccode=JICC&z2collection=westport#z2Code_JICC     

JICCA, Video Surveillance on Buses          https://z2policy.ctspublish.com/masc/DocViewer.jsp?doccode=JICCA&z2collection=westport#z2Code_JICCA

JLCF, Life Threatening Allergy Policy       https://z2policy.ctspublish.com/masc/DocViewer.jsp?doccode=JLCF&z2collection=westport#z2Code_JLCF


Westport Community Schools Policies are located on the MASC website






Non-Discrimination Statement 

"It is the policy of the Westport Community Schools to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from harassment,

violence or discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex/gender, marital status, 

homelessness, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, family care leave status, pregnancy or any condition related to

pregnancyor military/veteran status."


"Bus Change forms MUST be filled out and sent to your child's school no later than Friday, August 2, 2019. This is if your child needs to be picked up or dropped off at a different address than the home address. Last year's requests are not carried forward to this upcoming school year. New change forms must be submitted each year. Also, NO changes are allowed the first two weeks of the new school year. This is to ensure a smooth and safe transition to and from school for students and staff."