A signed and dated note must be sent to school with the student if a change is made on how he/she is to get home from school. No transportation changes will be taken over the phone. A note may be faxed to 803-641-2449 with a parent’s signature. Please call to be sure the fax was received. They can also be emailed to Ms. Busbee.
Bus transportation is provided for any student living 1.5 miles or more from our school. Riding the bus is a privilege. If the rules are not followed, it is a privilege that can be revoked. If you have any concerns you may reach the transportation office at 803-641-2507.
Some examples of misbehavior on the bus are:
- Standing/moving when the bus is in motion.
- Putting head or arms outside the window.
- Horse playing or fighting.
- Making unusually loud noises.
- Using profanity or making obscene gestures.
- Throwing litter on the floor of the bus.
- Eating or drinking on the bus.
- Damaging bus property.
If your student is returned by the bus more than two times due to failure of parent/guardian being present at the assigned bus stop, the student will receive suspension from the bus for the remainder of the semester. NO EXCEPTIONS.
The standard consequences for breaking rules are:
First Offense: Written warning
Second Offense: 3 days off bus
Third Offense: 6 days off bus
Fourth Offense: 10 days off bus
Fifth Offense: Off the bus for the remainder of the year.
STUDENTS MAY ONLY RIDE ON THEIR ASSIGNED BUS TO AND FROM SCHOOL. TRANSPORTATION WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT LETTERS FROM PARENTS/GUARDIANS GRANTING THE STUDENT PERMISSION TO RIDE ON A DIFFERENT BUS.
Car riders enter the building through the carpool entrance. Late arrivals must be escorted to the office by a parent for a tardy slip before being admitted to the classroom. Faculty and staff are stationed throughout the school to ensure that your child reaches his/her room in a timely and safe manner. Parents must use the car line area at the rear of the building to drop off and pick up students. Do not use the cafeteria parking lot.
All walkers must live within 1.5 miles of the school. There will be no front walkers unless the parent works at Kennedy or South Aiken, or lives within the 1.5 mile distance. Parents need to contact the Assistant Principal or secretary if a student walks to or from school.
If approved, the student will be given a walker pass, and the person that receives that student will have to show his/her pass as well for K through 2nd grade students. The safety of our students crossing Pine Log Road is of great importance. We appreciate your cooperation.
Please note Millbrook Elementary students are not allowed to be dropped off or picked up in the Millbrook Baptist Church Parking lot for any reason.