Transportation

school busWest Deptford Transportation
Transportation Coordinator
Suzanne Thomas-Hasko
sthomashasko@wdeptford.k12.nj.us
(856) 848-4300 ext. 3228



Frequently Asked Questions

Can a bus stop be moved in front of a student’s house?
No, we are unable to make specialized bus stops. If you feel you have extraordinary circumstances please call the transportation office to discuss your needs.

How do I make a bus stop change due to a change of address?
Please contact your child’s school and take care of the appropriate paperwork to do an address change. The school will contact the transportation office to make the bus stop change. These changes take 48 hours to go into effect.

How do I change a bus stop due to a babysitter?
For elementary schools you will need to fill out a child care form (which can be printed from this page) and return it to the school. For middle school please send a note in with your child detailing the change you are requesting. Please be aware all changes take 48 hours to go into effect.

Can my child go to a babysitter a few days a week and on their regular bus the other days?
No, due to safety concerns a child will be permitted to have a bus stop change for a babysitter but the stop must be consistent for all five days Monday through Friday. You may have one stop in the morning and a different stop in the afternoon, but these will be consistent Monday through Friday.

Should the bus pick my child up at the same exact time each day?
Your child’s bus should be coming close to the same time each day. We ask that you have your child out at their designated bus stop ten minutes prior to their pick up time. Please do not wait until you see the bus to send your child running to the bus stop. This could lead to a dangerous situation and could cause your child to miss their bus.

Do I have to be at the bus stop for my child to get off the bus?
All Kindergarten, First and Second grade students must have someone at the bus stop for the bus driver to allow them off the bus. This person should be on the child’s emergency contact list at the school. If a bus driver doesn’t recognize the person picking up the child they may call into dispatch to get authorization from the school to release the child. If no one is at the bus stop the child will be returned to their school.

Can my child be transported on a different bus to be supervised by someone other than the parent/guardian and ride the bus to that neighborhood?
No child will be permitted to ride on other buses for any reason. Each student can only ride the bus they are assigned to ride. If you have a one day childcare issue, the person watching your child should pick them up at the school. No students are permitted to switch between buses.

Forms and Other Information
West Deptford Childcare Form

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