Pupil Transportation

COVID19 Bus Procedures

 

Boarding Procedures

  1. Mandatory Face Mask: Mask must be worn before entering the bus and during the entire trip to and from school. Face mask must properly cove mouth and nose.
  2. Hand Sanitation: Hand sanitizer dispenser will be mounted on bus.
  3. Temperature Screening: Students’ temperatures will be screened upon entering the school bus. If a student’s temperature is 100.4° or higher, he/she will be denied entry on the bus.
  4. Seating: Only one student per seat will be allowed. Students will sit on the section of the seat not marked with an X.
  5. Parents/Guardians must be present at the bus stop during pick up to ensure their child(ren) are screened and allowed to board the school bus.

 

SY 20-21 School Zone List

 

Garapan Elementary School

 
  • China Town
  • Garapan
    Beach Road Area up to Marianas Eye Institute
    (Gualo Rai Road)
  • Gualo Rai to Shell Puerto Rico
    (Chalan Pale Arnold Highway to Baranka Lane)
  • Lower & Upper Navy Hill

 

Gregorio T. Camacho Elementary School

 
  • Capitol Hill
    (Northwest of Egigi Dr.)
  • Sadog Tasi
  • As Mahetok
  • Tanapag
  • San Roque
  • Achugao
  • As Matuis

 

Kagman Elementary School

 
  • Papago
    (North of Botanical Garden)
  • Kagman
  • As Teo
  • Capitol Hill
    (Northeast of Egigi Dr.)

 

Koblerville Elementary School

 
  • Afetna
  • As Gonno
  • Kapileo Residence to Ladder Beach
  • Koblerville
  • San Antonio
  • South Guili Street & Alu Drive

 

Oleai Elementary School

 
  • Chalan Kiya (Golf Course)
  • Falughulo
  • Lower As Terlaje
  • San Jose
  • South of Gualo Rai Road
  • Susupe
    (North of Sarawi Blvd.)

 

San Vicente Elementary School

 
  • As Lito
    (Chalan Msgr. Martinez)
  • Airport Road
    (Chalan Tun Herman Pan)
  • As Terlaje
  • Dandan (Dandan Road)
  • Lower Dandan (Java Joe’s up to San Vicente Elem. School)
  • Fina Sisu
  • Kannat Tabla
  • Obyan Road (N. of Kapileo Residence towards Hawaiian Rock)
  • Papago (Up to Botanical
    Garden/ on Isa Drive)
  • San Vicente (Isa Drive)

 

William S. Reyes Elementary School

 
  • As Perdido
  • Chalan Kanoa/Chalan Piao
  • North of Guili Road
    (DPA Car Mart)
  • South Side of Fina Sisu Road
    (Highway 306)
  • Susupe
    (South of Sarawi Blvd.)

 

Hopwood Middle School

 
  • As Perdido
  • Chalan Laulau Beach Rd.
  • Chalan Kiya
  • Chalan Laulau
  • Chalan Piao
  • Garapan
  • Gualo Rai)
  • Middle Road
  • Navy Hill
  • Quarter Master
  • San Jose

 

Francisco M. Sablan Middle School

 
  • Alu Drive
  • Guili Street South
    (DPA Car Mart in Chalan Piao)
  • Obyan Road South of Kapileo Residence
  • Koblerville

 

Dandan Middle School

 
  • Airport Road
  • As Lito
  • Dandan
  • Lower Dandan
  • Fina Sisu
  • Kannat Tabla
  • Obyan Road (North of Kapileo Residence towards Hawaiian Rock)
  • Papago (Up to Botanical Garden)
  • San Vicente
  • East of Chalan Kiya Mobil Towards Dandan
  • Joeten Dandan Main Road

 

Tanapag Middle School

 
  • Achugao
  • As Mahetok
  • As Matuis
  • Capitol Hill
    (Northwest of Egigi Dr.)
  • Sadog Tasi
  • San Roque
  • Tanapag
  • Chinatown
  • Navy Hill
  • Puerto Rico

 

Chacha Oceanview Middle School

 
  • As Teo
  • Capitol Hill
    (Northast of Egigi Dr.)
  • Kagman
  • North of Ton Bako or Nan Ocha’ Store
  • Papago
    (North of Botanical Garden)

 

Kagman High School

 
  • Achugao
  • As Matuis
  • Capitol Hill
  • Kagman
    (1, 2, 3 & Phase 4)
  • Marpi
  • Papago
  • Sadog Tasi
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente
    (North of San Vicente Elem. School)
  • Tanapag

 

Marianas High School

 
  • As Lito
    (Up to the As Gonno traffic light)
  • As Perdido
  • Beah Road South of Baranka Lane
    (Shell Gas Station in Puerto Rico)
  • Chalan Kanoa
  • Chalan Kiya
  • Chalan Laulau
  • North of Chalan Piao Mobil
  • North of Dandan Middle School to San Vicente Traffic Light
  • Fina Sisu
  • Garapan
  • Gualo Rai
  • Kannat Tabla
  • Oleai
  • San Vicente up to San Vicente Elem. School
  • Susupe

 

Saipan Southern High School

 
  • Afetna
  • Airport Road
  • As Gonno
  • Upper Dandan
  • Koblerville
  • Obyan Road
  • San Antonio

 

 

Kindergarten Transportation Policy

 

The Office of Pupil Transportation recommends that all students from Kindergarten to Grade 3 be accompanied to/at the bus stop for safety reasons. Kindergarten students must be attended to at the bus stop by a responsible family member.

If your child is not using transportation in the morning, afternoon, or both, please fill out the Do Not Ride form and return it to your school’s office. By filling out the Do Not Ride form, you remove the risk of your child being put on the bus incorrectly. You can opt back on to the bus by filling the form out again, stating you now require busing. The form can be obtained from your child’s school, PSS website, or Pupil Transportation Office (OPT).

 

Morning Bus Trip to School Protocol

 

Parent Responsibility

Parents Must:

  1. Kindergarten students must be accompanied to the bus stop every day by a parent, caregiver or appropriately aged sibling, until the bus driver checks of your child on bus attendance list.
  2. Parents are responsible for their child while waiting at the bus stop
  3. Students must be at bus shelter by 6:55 am

 

School Responsibility

Schools Must:

  1. Kindergarten students must be accompanied to the bus stop every day by a parent, caregiver or appropriately aged sibling, until the bus driver checks of your child on bus attendance list.
  2. Parents are responsible for their child while waiting at the bus stop
  3. Students must be at bus shelter by 6:55 am

 

Driver Responsibility

Drivers Must:

  1. The driver must ensure that the student boarding the bus is on the passenger list. If students do not appear on the list, take the child to school. Leave no student behind, but let the school staf know they need to be on the list to board the bus in the afternoon.
  2. Seat Kindergarten students at front of bus.

 

Afternoon Trip Home from School

Kindergarten students must be met at the bus stop in the afternoon. It is a requirement for the parent, caregiver or appropriately aged sibling to come to the bus door and ask for the child by name in order to promote a safe dismissal.

 

Parent Responsibility

All kindergarten students are to be met by a parent, caregiver or appropriately aged sibling at the door of the school bus. An appropriate aged sibling is determined by the parent/guardian. Please note that if your child is not met by the designated person for pick up, they will be returned to their school.

Parent, caregiver or appropriately aged sibling who normally meet a child at a bus stop should make alternate arrangements to have another responsible person meet the child if they are unable to be present at the drop-of time. Driver will record person’s name and relationship to child before releasing.

Parents or guardians must acknowledge that failure to adhere to these procedures may result in the withdrawal of transportation privileges. Parents will need to go to their child’s school to pick up he/she when they are not met at their designated bus stop.

 

School Responsibility

  1. Kindergarten pupils transported home are to be identifed by a reusable nametag. Nametags will be distributed to kindergarten students by their school. These nametags are color coded to identify kindergarten rider. Name tags shall include school, parents name, emergency contact, and student photo. All Kindergarten students are put on the bus by school staf according to their color coded Kindergarten Tag.
  2. The school is responsible for getting the children onto their correct bus.
  3. Kindergarten tags should be worn at all times during the bus ride, so that they are visible to the driver.
  4. Kindergarten students will be frst students to be loaded(school) and the last to be dismissed on bus.
  5. Schools are asked to train their Kindergarten students about best practices for riding the school bus. A list can be found at the school’s main ofce.
  6. When a child is not met at the bus stop, the bus will return the child to their school after completing route. Should the school be unable to take the child, the driver will deliver the child into the care of Department of Youth Service.

 

Driver Responsibility

  1. Kindergarten students should be discharged from the bus last, in order to promote a safe dismissal to their parent, guardian or designated person. Those waiting for an appropriately aged sibling should sit in their seat until the sibling is dismissed from the bus.
  2. If a parent, guardian or designated person is not present to meet a Kindergarten pupil at the bus stop; The driver is to contact dispatch who will inform the school staf that the student is not being met and will be returned to the school. The driver will return the child to the school for parent pickup.

 

Parents and guardians are responsible for the safety and conduct of their children prior to pick-up and immediately following dropof from school buses.
 

 

Contact Information:

Office of Pupil Transportation Main Office Telephone: 322-9457