Review all of the TD3 Transportation web pages with your child.
- Go over the Zero Tolerance program with your child. Help them understand why these rules are in place and how important it is to follow them.
- Do not allow your child to go out to the bus stop with prohibited items, such as; glass items, animals, insects, reptiles (alive or dead), skateboards, etc. For a complete list of prohibited items, see the Zero Tolerance Plan.
- Ensure your child is at the bus stop between 5 and 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.
- Elementary late bus stops are the same as their regular bus stops.
- Middle School late bus stops for middle school students are different; we have fewer late bus stops than regular stops.
- Give your child a note if they need to take a different bus. The school office must approve the note before your child rides the different bus.
- Give your child a note if they need to get off at a different bus stop than which they are assigned. This note can be given directly to the driver, without the school office approving it.
- If you have concerns, call the Transportation Office at 480-642-1540. Please, do not confront a driver at the bus stop or at the school about a problem.
- Only authorized TD3 students may ride the school buses. Please do not send friends along to ride the bus with your child. Parents may also not board school buses.
- If the bus is running late, the children should wait at the stop. A parent should call our office at 480-642-1540 to verify the bus status.
- If a child gets on the wrong bus, instruct them to tell the bus driver. Children should learn their phone number and address, or carry the information with them.
- Children should remain calm and quiet on the bus if it is ever involved in an accident.
- Parents should keep emergency information current at their child's school.
- If a child is ever injured on the bus or at the bus stop, the bus driver will refer the child to the school nurse. In a serious situation, the parents and/or paramedics will be notified.
If the bus arrives in the afternoon and your child is not on board, one of several things may have happened. Your child may have: 1) Missed the bus; 2) Stayed after school; 3) Taken the wrong bus. If you are at the stop, ask the driver for assistance. Otherwise, contact the school first; then transportation.