FREE Rogers-Bentonville School Bus
6:50am= Bus arrives at Rogers Activity Center
FAQ Bus Fast Facts
- What if I need to drop off earlier than 6:50am? Contact Rogers Activity Center to learn more details about morning care starting at 6am
- What if I need to pick up later than 4:27pm? Contact Rogers Activity Center to learn more details about afterschool program starting at 2:45pm
- How does the bus aide know who can pick up my child? Eschool authorized pick up adults will be allowed to pick up children, if requesting student be sent to activities at Rogers Activity Center this must be communicated with transportation team
- What happens in the event of inclement weather? Any changes to the bus schedule will be posted to the website. Closures will be posted to local news, website, and social media.
- Will the bus wait for us if we are running late? Unfortunately the bus must follow this schedule and families will have to deliver their student to the Rogers-Bentonville campus
- What will kids do after school at Rogers until the bus departure? Bus aide will monitor and supervisor students that are not in clubs or tutoring until departure time
- What would happen if I could not pick up my child during pick-up time? Students will be brought back to campus. Parents have to pick up their children from campus.
When can I sign up for the bus service? Parents can sign up anytime. Parents will be notified of their approval to use the service.
Only certain students may be eligible for daily transportation through LISA Academy, if available. Contact the transportation coordinator with any questions regarding eligibility.
When transportation is provided, LISA Academy reserves the right to choose limited bus stops. Contact the transportation coordinator with any questions regarding bus stops when transportation is provided
Procedures for Requesting Transportation
Families may request transportation from LISA Academy by completing the Transportation Request Form.
Families should be aware of deadlines regarding the first day of school transportation. After the first day of school, transportation arrangements may take up to two weeks.
Transportation will only be provided by LISA Academy once the Transportation Coordinator has notified the family by email, text, or phone call. Families should not assume their student will be transported until the official notification by the Transportation Coordinator.
Your child’s safety is of paramount importance. Please keep in mind that Parents/Guardians are responsible for the child’s safety to, from and AT the bus stop. LISA Academy will not provide any supervision of students as they wait for the school bus.
Drivers are only allowed to make stops at their regularly scheduled stop locations. Drivers are not allowed to amend their routes without permission from the LISA Academy transportation coordinator.
All students are asked to be at the bus stop ten minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.
LISA Academy will provide transportation in accordance with Isaac’s Law. All students should be loaded and unloaded in a manner that does not require the student to cross a 4-lane road.
Bus Safety and Behavior Plan for all bus usage
Students and Parents/Guardians:
This behavior plan has been developed to make clear the behavior expectations for all students riding the bus and to assist the driver and bus aide in maintaining a safe environment on and around the bus while driving. These expectations apply for all regular and late bus runs as well as special trips –athletics, field trips, etc.
Students are expected to cooperate with the driver and bus aide and follow these rules at all times:
Follow both the driver’s and bus aide’s directions the first time they are given.
Do not swear, use rude gestures, or tease anyone on the bus.
Sit in your assigned seat until you arrive at your stop unless permitted to move by the driver or bus aide.
No shouting or loud talking that may distract the driver.
Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
No pushing, shoving, hitting, or fighting.
Keep all parts of your body – and all objects – inside the bus.
Keep all harmful or prohibited objects (drugs, tobacco, alcohol, weapons) off the bus.
Do not litter, write on, or damage the bus in any way.
Do not eat or drink on the bus.
Be on time at your stop.
Do not bring animals on the bus.
Follow the driver’s signal and directions, and the 15 ft. rule when boarding and departing (stand 15 feet away from the bus stop while waiting for pickup, walk 15 feet away from the bus before the bus is clear to drive away.)
Students who are uncooperative or break the rules should expect to receive the consequences shown in the following chart:
1st time a student breaks a rule ------ Driver or bus aide gives a verbal warning.
2nd time a student breaks a rule ----- Driver or bus aide speaks privately to the student at the stop to discuss the behavior. Parents/Guardians may also be notified of the reason for this discussion.
3rd time a student breaks a rule ------ Driver or bus aide will make a written referral to the Principal. Students will be assigned consequences (DPS or behavior consequences). Parents/Guardians will be notified.
4th time a student breaks a rule------- Driver or bus aide will make another written referral to the Principal. Student will lose his/her bus riding privilege for one week. Parents/Guardians will be notified.
5th time a student breaks a rule ------- The driver or bus aide will make a written referral to the Principal. The student will lose his/her bus riding privilege for two weeks, will be assigned consequences (DPS or behavior consequences) and a Parent/Guardian conference will be required.
Students involved in severe misbehaviors such as refusal to follow reasonable directions, disrespect toward the driver or bus aide, directly endangering the safety of others, fighting, and the like, will result in an immediate written referral to the Dean of Students. The student may be assigned handbook leveled consequences and/or lose his/her bus riding privilege. A Parent/Guardian conference will be scheduled.It is the goal of LISA Academy to provide the opportunity for transported students to have a pleasant and above all, SAFE, ride to and from school.