Modified Bus Routes Begin 11/18

Dear Tiger Community,

Our transportation department has been working tirelessly to come up with a solution to our current staffing shortage. I wanted to make sure our entire community understands the great work they’ve been doing over the past week. They have shown us once again their #HFTigerPride.

As of right now, we have a plan in place to return all of our students to in-person learning, 100% of the time. This also means there is no parent-selected virtual learning option; attendance will be based on in-person attendance with the exception of those under a COVID Quarantine or Isolation order.

Our regular bus routes have been further consolidated to accommodate the reduced staffing. We encourage you, if you can bring your children to school, please do so, as it helps reduce the density on the buses and helps avoid large quarantines from a bus exposure. 

We have begun calling families with updated pick-up and drop-off information for the consolidated bus routes. Please answer the call if you see our number come up on your caller ID and please check your voicemails from this afternoon as well. It should read (518) 747-2121. 

Beginning on Thursday morning, Pick-up and Drop off will return to normal procedures. Parents will not be able to use the regular bus lanes for pickups and drop-offs at all buildings as our buses will be running again.

Parent pickups will resume at our normal dismissal times. Check out our website for more information.

Please note, for pick-ups, we cannot send students home with adults who have not been previously authorized for pick-up. The process for parent pick-up (for grades UPK-3) will still include positive ID. To authorize another adult to pick up your child, please send in a note.

All buses that run to out-of-district locations will run as normal.

These new transportation changes will remain in effect through Friday, December 3rd. Along with this, there will be no late bus runs for this time. Any extension to these plans would be communicated before then. Should we extend these modified bus runs, they would continue through the December Holiday Recess.


Dan Ward, Superintendent