STUDENT TRANSPORTATION ON PUBLIC SCHOOL BUSES
Many of the surrounding public school districts provide transportation to and from Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School. In order to use the public school district’s transportation, a student’s parent/guardian must submit the appropriate paperwork to the Transportation Office of the public school district in which he/she resides with the exception of students living in the Syracuse City School District. The deadline for a returning Bishop Grimes student to submit a transportation request form to his/her public school district’s transportation office is April 1st. Bishop Grimes families can find the transportation request form for the district they live in below.
STUDENTS RIDING OTHER DISTRICTS’ BUSES
Due to insurance restrictions, our public school districts will only allow students who reside in their district to board the buses.
STUDENT PICTURES FOR CENTRO BUS PASSES
Students who reside within the Syracuse City School District and who are eligible for transportation may ride Centro buses to and from Bishop Grimes. Bishop Grimes will submit the student’s name on behalf of the family. However, In order to do so, he/she needs to present a bus pass to the bus driver when boarding the bus. In order to be ready for the start of the school year, a student must have his/her picture taken at the Transportation Center for the Centro bus pass. There is no charge for having these pictures taken and no charge for the first buss pass. If a student loses his/her bus pass, there is an additional charge to replace it. This is the responsibility of the student/family to contact the Transportation Center to replace the lost bus pass.
All new 7th grade students and current 10th grade students, as well as any newly enrolled students who reside in the City of Syracuse, need to go to the Transportation Center to have their pictures taken for a Centro bus pass. Please contact the Transportation Center to find out dates and times when pictures are being taken.
DIRECTIONS TO THE SYRACUSE TRANSPORTATION CENTER
Directions from the north side of the city:
Go west on Grant Blvd. to Hiawatha. Then turn right onto Hiawatha and left onto 6th North Street. Transportation Center is the last building on the left side.
Directions from the east side of the city:
Take 690 West to 81 North. Get off at exit #25 (7th North Street exit). Then turn left on 7th North Street, right onto Hiawatha, and right on 6th North Street. Transportation Center is the last building on the left side.
Directors from the south side of the city:
Take 81 North. Get off at exit #25 (7th North Street exit). Then turn left onto 7th North Street right on Hiawatha, and right on 6th North Street. Transportation Center is the last building on the left side.
Directions from the west side of the city:
Take Hiawatha past Destiny USA (Destiny USA will be on your left), continue to 6th North Street. Then turn left on 6th North Street. Transportation Center is the last building on the left side.
INCLEMENT WEATHER-DELAYED OPENING/CLOSING/EARLY DISMISSAL
As the probability of inclement weather increases, please remember that Bishop Grimes students are expected to be in school, if possible unless the TV announcements or school communications specifically identify Bishop Grimes as being closed. If your public school district delays opening, your Bishop Grimes student will not be considered tardy if he/she rides his/her school bus. If your district of residence closes and we do not, your district will not provide transportation and your student will not be considered illegally absent; however, the school encourages students to make every possible effort to get to school if roads are passable. Our normal procedure is to dismiss all students from a district that closes early whether that student typically rides the bus or not. For school closings see WSYR 9 School Closings.
2-HOUR DELAY GUIDELINES FROM ATTENDANCE
When a two-hour delay is announced by our administration, students need to be to the school by 9:45 a.m. at the latest as homeroom begins at 9:50 a.m. and classes begin at 10:03 a.m. If a student arrives after 9:50 a.m. then he/she needs a note in order to be marked tardy excused.
The only exception to the “note rule” are bus riders. If a student rides a bus and the bus arrives late to school on any given day, a note is not needed as that is the fault of the bus/driver. Contact the Attendance Officer in the Attendance Office at (315-463-8133) with questions.