Dear Tiger Community,
Our transportation department has been working around the clock to come up with a solution to our current staffing issues. Today, we’re proud to announce that we are back to full strength! Our drivers, mechanics, and dispatchers have once again proudly displayed their #HFTigerPride throughout this entire experience.
Beginning on Monday, Dec. 6th, ALL STUDENTS should arrive at their regular bus stops, at their regularly assigned times. All buses that run to out-of-district locations will also continue to run as normal.
We continue to encourage you, if you can bring your children to school, please do so. This helps reduce the number of students on our buses and helps avoid large quarantines from a COVID-19 bus exposure. Parent pickups will continue 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. The process for parent pick-up (for grades UPK-3) still includes a positive ID of every adult. To authorize another adult to pick up your child, please send in a note before that person is to pick up the child.
We will continue this regularly scheduled bus runs as long as our staffing levels allow. We may need to be flexible in the future, so we’ve come up with three scenarios that we will use in our future communications with our school community.
- Regular busing: This means all of our buses run their normal routes, at the normal density of students.
- Consolidated busing: We will use this term when we have staffing issues that prevent our normal bus routes. This means that our buses will run the consolidated routes that were developed and communicated to parents and guardians in November.
- Parent Transport: We will use this term when we do not have enough staff to operate our buses at all. Under this scenario, we will keep our doors open to students that can find a way to school. For those that cannot, it will be a remote learning day.
Thank you for your continued support and adaptability as we face the challenges of our current COVID-19 pandemic together this school year.
Dan Ward, Superintendent