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NEW NPS BUS ROUTES STARTING 10/05/2021


Posted Date: 09/22/2021

NEW NPS BUS ROUTES STARTING 10/05/2021

The Norwalk Board of Education held a special meeting on Tuesday, September 15 to review solutions to the arrival and dismissal delays that we have been experiencing since the start of school. The meeting included an update from NPS about the impact delays have on instructional time, results from surveys of parents and students, and scheduling options to relieve traffic congestion.  Following this discussion, the Board made the decision to change school start times back to the schedule that was in place during the 2019-20 school year. 

To give families time to adjust work schedules, pick up or drop off arrangements, child care, or to enroll in before or after school programs, the schedule change will take effective on Tuesday, October 5.

Revised NPS Start Times Effective Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Please click here to view revised school start times and dismissals starting Tuesday, October 5, 2021 

NPS Bus Routes

Please click here to view the NEW NPS School Bus Routes Starting Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Please click here to see the CURRENT NPS School Bus Routes as of 8/29/2021

Bus Information

The K-12 bus pass system that launched last year will be used again. Students will swipe in with their bus pass upon entering the bus. The equipment works in cooperation with the GPS tracking system installed on the buses. There is a digital dashboard, which provides the district with reports of students’ daily attendance on buses. 

Bus Pass Distribution Information:

  • If you are a new student to Norwalk and you are eligible for the bus, a new bus pass will be issued in school during the first week in September. If you need have questions regarding eligibility please contact your school office. 

As part of our health and safety measures, NPS will continue using the standard protocols to keep both students and staff safe while riding the bus. As a reminder:

  • Masks are required to ride the bus at all times. If a student arrives to the stop without a mask, one will be provided by the bus driver. 
  • Students will have an assigned area on the bus based on where their bus stop is scheduled on the route. Students will adhere to the drivers directions on seating as they enter the bus. As they enter they will be expected to sit in the last empty seat available and fill the empty seats from the back to the front of the bus. 
  • Students will not change buses or stops and will remain in their assigned seats during the ride.
  • On arrival at the building, staff will be available to direct students to their assigned entries.

Please have your student arrive at the scheduled bus stop 15 minutes prior to the estimated arrival time. Though we try to do our very best to provide accurate pickup times, we ask that families allow a grace period as we adjust to the start of the school year.

Durham School Services is our bus company and can be reached at 203-428-4192 between the hours of 6am and 6pm.