School Year 2021-2022
The application to ride the school bus for the next school year (2021-2022) is now available.
PAY ONLINE USING THE MYSCHOOLBUCKS LINK BELOW - FOLLOW DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO PAY ONLINE HERE.
OR USE A PAPER APPLICATION.
School Year 2020-2021
COVID-19 Transportation Information
Update March 2021:
The Department of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE) has released Reopening Transportation Guidance, updated February 11, 2021. Effective immediately, the capacity limitation and physical distance requirements for students on buses have been lifted for elementary and secondary schools. There is an exception for students on buses at the secondary level in communities that have high community prevalence.
As the district moves toward a full reopening, families may choose to add their students to the bus. For students in kindergarten through grade six (6), please send an email request to email@example.com. For students in grades seven (7) through twelve (12), you must pay a bus fee to be added to the bus. The fee for students in grades 7-12 is $50 for the remainder of the year. Please use the paper application and send in a check.
The district provides transportation to students in grades Kindergarten (K) through grade six (6). Students in grades seven (7) through twelve (12) must purchase a bus pass to be eligible for transportation. Every effort will be made to provide safe, comfortable and pleasant transportation service while maintaining an appropriate level of efficiency.
Effective transportation service requires cooperation among bus drivers & staff, school administrators, students and parents/guardians. Transportation rules and procedures are provided so you can be familiar with our expectations and the transportation procedures. The bus is an extension of the classroom and the bus driver is an extension of the teacher, thus all district policies are also observed on district transportation.
The Transportation Office is located in the HPS Central Administration building at
89 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA.
The new Student ID must be scanned upon entering and exiting the bus. All students should be at their designated bus stop 5-10 minutes before their scheduled pick-up time. It is the parent responsibility to get students to and from the bus stop. Bus routes will be published the last week of August. Please see below for additional information based on your student grade level.
Student ID's / Z Pass
Students are issued a new smart Student ID. The ID will have the student ID number as a bar code, an RFID chip and a QR code. This ID will function as the bus pass, enable touch-less payments in the cafeteria and more. For transportation, the student ID must be scanned upon entering and exiting the bus. The RFID chip interfaces with the new system called
Z Pass. Z Pass ridership capability enables the district to know who is on the bus and where and when they entered or exited. The information is transmitted to a secure database. The transportation department will use this information to locate a rider, and improve routes and utilization. This will increase safety and efficiency for the district. The Student ID will come hole punched for attaching to backpacks, lanyards etc. Students must have their ID at all times for riding the bus. There will be a replacement fee charged for lost or damaged cards.
Transportation Forms:Remainder of school year 2020-2021 Application for Bus Fee (PAPER)
SCHOOL YEAR 2021-2022. APPLICATION FOR BUS FEE (PAPER)
Member: Massachusetts Association of Pupil Transportation (MAPT)