Michelle A. Rapoza
Michelle A. Rapoza
School Business Administrator
Pay Online For:
Transportation Fees, Athletic Fees, Pre-School Tuition, Extended Day Tuition, & Student Activity Fees
Please complete this form to let us know whether or not your child will need bus transportation in the
2021-2022 school year. You must return this form by Friday, August 6, 2021
If you do not see your address or a location close to your address please email email@example.com or call Holly Moreau at 508-636-1140.
Reminder, students will only be allowed ONE address for am and pm pick up.
Students will be assigned a seat the first day of school. That seat assignment will be for the school year. Students will be seated with Kindergarten students in the front rows, then 1st graders, then 2nd graders in the back.
There will be no changes or emergencies allowed for the school year. If you have an emergency, students will need to be picked up at the school.
If you have any questions please contact Michelle A. Rapoza, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For students requiring transportation that has been arranged with Bristol Aggie, the Bristol Aggie bus will pick up students at the Westport Elementary School at approx. 7:17am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Please have your child at the school no later than 7:10am to ensure the bus does not leave earlier than 7:17am.
Westport will NOT provide transportation at your home and drop off at the Elementary School.
If you need more information regarding Bristol Aggie, please contact the school directly.
Transportation fees for students in grade 7 to grade 12 are currently pending!
Further information for transportation for grades 3 to grade 12 will based on the Re-entry plan and may fluctuate as we transition through the plan.
Students will not be allowed to have different addresses for drop-off or pick-up.
Students MUST be picked up and dropped off at the same address daily.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has issued a guidance on how schools can handle bus transportation for the upcoming school year. The guidance is subject to change based on COVID-29 trends and medical research. The DESE release stated the following guidelines that they feel will support safe school bus operations this fall.
According to DESE, assigning specific buses, routes, and seats to students and staff in advance will limit potential exposure and make contact tracing easier to conduct.
In addition, to prevent crowding and minimize interaction, students and transportation staff should follow the protocols outlined below when entering or exiting the vehicle.
DESE stated that districts should look for ways to address bus capacity challenges by adding routes to existing bus runs, staggering start and end times for students, and encouraging families to seek alternative transportation to school when possible such as walking and biking programs.
WESTPORT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
UPDATED Transportation Guidelines
Westport Community Schools Policies are located on the MASC website
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)
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.
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.
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!
At the beginning of the school year Westport Community Schools informed ALL parents that students caught eating on the school bus would be immediate grounds for dismissal of bus privileges! Some students still continue to eat on the bus without being aware that some foods may contain allergens that may cause Anaphylaxis – a severe, potentially fatal allergic reaction.
Although nearly any food is capable of causing an allergic reaction, only eight foods account for 90 percent of all food-allergic reactions in the United States. These foods include peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. For more information on these Common Allergens, visit the Food Allergy Research & Education website.
Transportation Evacuation drills are mandated to be conducted 2 times per year to provide training for the students for safe ways to evacuate buses in case of an emergency.
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 child’s responsibility to follow the bus rules and the drivers responsibility to drive the bus. Please help us out and review the rules!
Students should be seated according to grade level with the lower grades being seated closest to the driver.
Students in grades 3 and above can be dropped off at their stops without an adult being present!
Students in grades Kindergarten to 2nd grade, MUST have an adult present in order for the student to be dropped off at their stop. If no adult is present the student will be returned back to their school.