Drop off and Pick Up Information for Students who are driven to school.
The school doors open at 7:55 AM
Dismissal is at 2:25 PM
Students in grades 5-8 may be dropped off/ picked up at the Hempstead Street door.
Students in grades 9-12 may be dropped off/ picked up at the Oakmont Street door.
Please do not park in front of the building on Suffolk Street to leave room for yellow buses.
Grade 5-8 students who normally take the bus, will need to provide a note from a parent if they are getting picked up that day. Those students will be dismissed with the walkers.
For Students in Grades 5-8
Students in Grades 5-8 take yellow buses provided by the Buffalo Public School district.
From the BPS Transportation website:
How are bus stops selected?
Bus stops are selected based on the most efficient route for the bus to follow that also provides a safe bus stop for each child within a reasonable walking distance from home. As much as possible, buses are kept on the larger streets.
How do I change my child’s bus stop?
If you want your child at a different bus stop you can request it through a phone call to the Transportation Department (816-4895) explaining your request. Requests will be honored if possible.
How long will it take my child’s transportation to start?
The minimum time for a transportation change to become effective is five (5) working days. All address changes are done through your child’s school. The Transportation Department then mails notifications to parents, your child’s school and First Student.
What do I do if my child’s bus is late?
Contact the bus terminal that your child’s bus is stationed out of. The dispatcher will be able to tell you an approximate time that the bus will arrive.
If your child’s bus is consistently late you should contact the Transportation Department, 816-4895.
What do I do if my child is having problems on the bus?
The Bus Driver and Bus Aide are charged with safety and discipline concerns on a bus. If you have concerns about discipline problems on the bus you can contact the Bus Aide Team Leader or First Student Branch Manager. You may use the same contact phone numbers listed above. Your child’s school also has a transportation designee who can help you with these types of issues.
For Students in Grades 9-12
Frederick Law Olmsted at Kensingtion students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to take morning tripper buses (yellow bus) which are located in two separate locations. The buses are comprised solely of Olmsted at Kensington students and travel directly to school in the morning. Please stay tuned for bus location and departure times.
The Buffalo Public Schools provides transportation for students in grades 9-12 on the NFTA Metro system. Most students will be issued passes in their first few days of school. All BPS passes and many Charter School passes will identify the route home where the pass is valid (the “Assigned Route”). This route is determined by a routing program with the NFTA. Parents are encouraged to review the best routes of travel with their children and request a change to the bus pass if they determine an alternate route works better.
For more information and important forms (Route Change Request, Metro Rules and Regulations for Students, Metro Routes in Buffalo), please click here. You will be directed to the BPS Metro Transportation page.
To visit the NFTA page, please click here.