Pick-up times listed represent close estimates and should be within five (5) minutes of the actual time. On the first several days of school, please have your child/children ready 5-10 MINUTES BEFORE the scheduled pick-up time listed online or on the route information sheet and five (5) minutes early thereafter throughout the school year. During the first two weeks of school, pickup times may be adjusted slightly due to changes in the routes.
Please remind your student to ride their assigned bus to and from school and between schools. Students will not be allowed to get off the bus at another school unless you have made prior arrangements with Don's Bus Service. Middle School students participating in a varsity activity will be allowed to exit their bus at the High School. The activity office will notify the bus company which students are participating in a varsity activity.
Don’s Bus Service DOES NOT transport students to more than one (1) address throughout the week and/or school year. Transporting students to the same address daily promotes student safety, assures drivers of continuity, reduces confusion, lowers driver-passenger anxiety and time delays. We ask for your understanding, support, and cooperation. Refer transportation questions and concerns to Don’s Bus Service at 763-497-2585. Please feel free to contact the Director of Transportation, Wayne Hoistad, for further assistance at 763-497-6523.
We need your help to keep our records current. Please notify Don’s Bus Service at (763) 497-2585 with address or daycare provider changes. Changes must be submitted using the change request form available at Don’s Bus or using the form below. Don’s Bus Service and the school district needs accurate information in order to provide the best possible service. Please update your contact information on the ParentVue parent portal. Also, notify Don’s Bus Service if you have a student driving or receiving alternate transportation every day and will not need bus transportation.
In District Daycare Information
The following Daycare Information will apply:
The parent’s home residence, not daycare, will determine elementary and middle school assignment. Buses will not cross school boundaries to transport students in grades 1-5 to or from daycare. The parent home address is considered the student’s address, which determines the attendance boundary (unless the student is in a court-ordered residence other than the parent’s residence). The bus company will regard a student’s daycare location as their “residence” only for the purpose of transportation, not school placement if requested by the parent or guardian. It is necessary that the daycare is located in the school district and within the assigned school attendance area. The pick-up and drop-off may not vary from day-to-day but must be the same location every morning and every afternoon. Although this policy is not always convenient for parents, it is safest for the students.
Only the following will be considered:
Pickup at home, drop-off at home
Pickup at home, drop-off at daycare
Pickup at home, drop-off at Kids Play
Pickup at daycare, drop-off at daycare
Pickup at daycare, drop-off at home
Pickup at daycare, drop-off at Kids Play
Pickup at Kids Play, drop-off at Kids Play
Pickup at Kids Play, drop-off at home
Change requests must be in writing and will take at least one week to go in effect.