The mission of the Dorchester School District Two Transportation Department is to provide our students the safest and most efficient school transportation possible.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, the following changes are now in effect:
Bus Schedule Changes
Elementary School Grades (4K, 5K, 1st through 5th Grade)
First Session (AM) Students - Opening bell 7:15 AM, Dismissal Bell 10:00 AM
Second Session (PM) Students - Opening bell 11:00 AM, Dismissal Bell 1:45 PM
Middle School (AMS, DMS, GMS, OMS, ROMS) - Opening bell 8:30 AM, Dismissal Bell 3:00 PM
High School, Givhans AP, Rollings MSA - Opening bell 9:30 AM, Dismissal Bell 4:00 PM
NOTE: The HYBRID Schedule above will end for elementary students on Friday, February 12th. The will resume the full-day (7:15 AM to 1:45 PM) bell schedule on Monday, February 15th.
School Bus ID Tag Program
Due to the changed bell schedules and half day schedule for 4K, 5K, first and second grade students must participate in this program. See further detail below.
Laptops and Take-Home Meals
The devices issued by the schools are for use in school and at home. Federal and State transportation laws prohibit their use on the school bus. These devices must remain inside the students' backpacks or appropriate carry-on bags at all times while on board the school bus. South Carolina Department of Education regulations prohibit eating during school bus operations. There are safety (choking), health (allergies, etc) and sanitation hazards that come from eating on school buses. Please remind students the take-home meals are to remain in the bags in which they are handed out or in the students' backpacks.
Bus Routes: All bus routes for the hybrid schedule are now published. There are two links for route summaries and bus stop lists:
- One link is for pickup before 7:15 AM school start time and for home delivery after the 10:00 AM dismissal time
-- Applies to grades 4K - 5 students assigned to the first (AM) session
- The other link is for pickup before 11:00 AM school start time and for home delivery after the 1:45 PM dismissal time
-- Applies to grades 4K - 5 students assigned to the second (PM) session
Please click on 'Bus Routes' under the blue Transportation box on the upper left corner of this page to see the times and location of your bus stop.
GPS Tracking: We will continue to use Edulog Parent Portal Lite with GPS tracking technology. It's a free app you can find on the Apple App Store or Google
Play Store. The app will allow you to see your bus in near real time and set up notification zones to give you more insight on the location of the bus and it's arrival at your bus stop or the school. It's very easy to set up and use. Please click the link on the left for more information you'll need for the app. Instructions are linked here to help you download and set up the app.
Note on Double Backs: This means the bus will make two runs, picking up a load of students and delivering them, then going back on another run to pick up a second load. This will add at least 20 minutes to your normal bus stop times, probably more. This means if it's not your regular bus number, expect about 20 minutes or more of delay.