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Bus stops shall be at the same location 5 days a week.

All students will be discharged at their appropriate bus stop at the end of the day. Bus drivers are responsible for students from the time they enter the bus until they exit the bus. A parent does not have to be present at the bus stop. When the regular or substitute bus driver is sure that it is the student’s assigned bus stop, then the student may be discharged. When the regular or substitute bus driver is not sure whether the stop is the correct bus stop or is concerned for the safety of the student for any reason, the driver shall complete the route and then return the student to school. When the driver makes the decision to return a student to school, the Office of Transportation must be called immediately.

Access the Transportation Operating Guide


Change in normal transportation requires a signed note from the parent. If there is no note presented, the child will be sent home via their normal mode of transportation. If a child is going home with another student, there must be a note from the parent. The notes will be sent to the office so that a confirmation phone call can be made.


The mission of the BCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services is to provide nutritious meals in a safe environment to all students by teaching them how to make healthy choices and to fulfill nutritional needs resulting in lifelong eating habits. As such, we will honor student birthdays in ways that support healthy behaviors. A variety of alternatives to use in place of food include:

  • small favor bags (pencils, stickers, glow sticks, erasers, notepads, etc.)

  • donate a book to the class and schedule a time to read it to them,  donate classroom supplies (books, games, musical items), donate recess items (balls, hula hoops, etc.) to the class in the student’s honor

Please be sure to check with your child’s teacher before purchasing or planning any events. They may have even better ideas to share with you!