Transportation

Students loading a school bus.

BUS CANCELATIONS: TRAVERSA Information;

PARENT PORTAL Information:

Thank you for your patience during a very tough labor year for our Transportation Department. 

Thank you also for your respect, kindness, and appreciation toward our awesome route drivers and transportation staff. 

Please know that when WUS cancels a route we have looked at every option to not make that cancelation. With seasonal illnesses even regular drivers and our sub pool can succumb to flu, cold, Covid, etc. 

Bus Information Clarification - When looking for bus information please use the Traversa Ride 360 app: https://waylandunion.org/departments/transportation/ride-360---traversa-parent-app-iphone-and-android/   

The Infinite Campus Parent Portal is not updating with Traversa at the moment. We are trying to fix this issue. 

Parent Portal is correct for all other school information, but Traversa Ride 360 is the only correct information for your bus. 

When a message goes out regarding a route/bus change, it will go out through the Infinite Campus messenger to the entire district. This is because the two programs are not working together right now. Once they are fixed, we can then send messages out to only those bus/routes affected. 

Are you looking for work that has a great schedule (off the same time as your children and a little time in the middle of the day to yourself)? Consider being a WUS bus driver. Great contract with many benefits. We pay to train you! Every new driver is assigned a mentor. You can even sign up for a sample drive, in a bus, on our property. Full routes and subbing positions are open!

Call 269 792 2262 or apply at https://waylandunion.org/departments/employment/

Walk Zones

**Official Public Notice - Video/Audio equipment may be in use at any time on WUS buses.**

Transportation to and from school is offered to Wayland Union and area parochial school students who reside within the district’s boundaries each day.  The safety of these children is the chief concern of the school, the transportation department, and their staff.  With a fleet of 26 buses and 18 regular drivers the organization and scheduling of bus routes and student transportation is a coordinated effort.

Anything that happens on the bus to divert the driver's attention immediately puts the safety of the children in jeopardy. All students riding the buses must conduct themselves in an orderly manner. We encourage each parent to take the time to review the bus safety rules with their children. Security cameras are in use in all district buses.

A Safety Freeze is in effect the first three weeks of every school year. During this time, no busing changes will be allowed. You must make transportation requests prior to riding the bus and WUS suggests making those arrangements as soon as you are aware that you will need bus transportation. The Transportation Department and bus drivers will not accept notes or phone calls from students or parents for any alternate bus stop requests. Requests must be made 3 days in advance unless it is related to an emergency situation at home. This allows time to process the request and communicate to the drivers the appropriate documentation for the safety of the students. If you have any questions, please contact Transportation at 269-792-2262 or email transportation@waylandunion.org.

Special Education transportation is handled by AAESA. All contact for this service: Phone: 269-512-7790.

For information on Michigan School Bus Transportation guidelines, laws, and regulations, please visit:

View the Safe Schools Information
 

Michigan School Bus Transportation Guidelines, Laws and Regulations

 

READY TO ARRANGE BUS TRANSPORTATION: Take the next step:

New to District?

  1. Complete the online enrollment at waylandunion.org

  2. Make contact with your student’s building.

  3. View Infinite Campus for bus information (you will select bus information when enrolling).

  4. Call or email (transportation@waylandunion.org) transportation for route information. (New riders take up to 3 days to route on a bus, and if during the safety freeze, it will take longer). Additions cannot be made until student is at the address of record – this starts the 3 day process to add to a route.

  5. Be out to bus stop 10 minutes early every day.

  6. After 3 days of requesting bus service check the Bus Information tab in your Infinite Campus Portal for bus information. We will NOT give out bus stop information over the phone. Thank you for your understanding.

Moved and still in the District?

  1. Update your information in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Inform your student’s building

  2. Call or email (transportation@waylandunion.org) transportation for route information. (Changes take up to 3 days to route onto a new route, and if during the safety freeze, it will take longer). Changes cannot be made until student is at the address of record – this starts the 3 day process to add to a route.

  3. Be out to stop 10 minutes early every day.

  4. After 3 days of requesting change to bus service check the Bus Information tab in your Infinite Campus Portal for bus information. We will NOT give out bus stop information over the phone. Thank you for your understanding.

Changes to current transport? Requests to be dropped at a different location? Half day changes?

  1. See policy change when already on an established route. (waylandunion.org)

  2. Three days’ notice required in writing to both your child’s building and to your bus driver for a different drop on your regularly scheduled bus route. 

  3. Due to very full buses, no riders allowed to “catch” a ride to another home for any reason on any other bus route. 

  4. Students can only ride buses that they are registered to ride on.

  5. Check the Bus Information tab in your Infinite Campus Portal for bus information. We will NOT give out bus stop information over the phone. Thank you for your understanding.

     

BUS STOP:

Parents are responsible for the safety of their child while going to or from the school bus stop and while waiting for the bus.  You should have your child at the designated bus stop at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time.

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a proper manner while at the school bus stops.  The school district does not enter into disputes involving parents and/or students concerning matters that take place prior to the student boarding the school bus, or after the student has disembarked from the bus on their way home.

Reminder to Parents:

Yellow lights on the bus:  the bus is about to make a stop;
please slow down.

Red lights on the bus:  the bus has stopped and the door is open;
please stop.

TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULE:

Transportation schedules can be viewed using the Infinite Campus Bus Information tab. This is updated continually.  By mid-August, the Infinite Campus Bus Tab will be closer to the actual Bus and Times. If you feel the information is incorrect, please contact the transportation office at 269.792.2262 or email Transportation@waylandunion.org for clarification. If you live out of the district please contact the transportation office to determine the nearest bus stop in the district to be utilized. 

BUS RULES:

The Wayland Union School District wants to maintain a safe and pleasant bus riding experience for all students.  A good atmosphere while riding on the bus is conductive to the education program and required for school bus safety.
To accomplish this objective, the Transportation Department will enforce strong discipline.  The school bus is an extension of the classroom, therefore, the same behaviors are expected.  Failure to observe the bus rules will interrupt a student’s bus privileges.
Anything that happens on the bus to divert the driver’s attention immediately puts the safety of the children in jeopardy.  Therefore, all students riding the buses must conduct themselves in an orderly manner.  The Transportation Department would appreciate each parent taking the time to review the following bus safety rules with their children:
 
1.    Arrive at the bus stop at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

2.    Obey the bus driver’s directions the first time it is given.

3.    Do not eat or drink on the bus.

4.    Help keep the bus clean

5.    Cooperate with the bus driver.  The bus driver will assign seats.

6.    Stay in your seat at all times while riding the bus.

7.    Keep head, hands and feet inside the bus at all times.

8.    Be courteous and respectful of others.

In addition, the use of profane and abusive language or obscene gestures will not be tolerated.  Such occurrences will be cause for immediate suspension of bus privileges for up to 10 days.  Suspension of bus privileges includes all Wayland Union buses for the entire time of suspension.  We are certain everyone understands the necessity of good student behavior and respect while aboard school vehicles.  Thank you for your cooperation.

INCLEMENT WEATHER:

If it becomes necessary when the gravel roads are iced over, we will implement “paved roads only”.

BAGGAGE:

Items not permitted in the classroom are not permitted on the bus.  No athletic balls, skateboards, skis, golf clubs, or musical instruments that cannot fit on student's lap are allowed on the bus.

All book-bags or any items that students bring on the bus must be held in a student’s lap.  It may be necessary to make other transportation arrangements for large and/or bulky items.  Law requires that every item be held or secured under a cargo net to prevent flying material should the bus be involved in an accident.

Wayland Union Schools
Transportation Department
851 Wildcat Drive
Wayland, MI 49348

Office Hours: 5:30am - 5:30pm 
Phone: 269-792-2262

*Best hours to call are between 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
 

Email: Transportation@waylandunion.org

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Jeff Parks

Transportation Director
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Caren Roberts

Secretary