The mission of the Dorchester School District Two Transportation Department is to provide our students the safest and most efficient school transportation possible.
New for this school year:
Due to COVID-19 precautions, the following changes are now in effect:
Bus Schedule Changes
Elementary School Grades (4K, 5K, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade)
First Session Students - Opening bell 7:15 AM, Dismissal Bell 10:00 AM
Second Session Students - Opening bell 11:00 AM, Dismissal Bell 1:45 PM
Elementary School Grades 3 through 5 - Opening bell 7:15 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
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 Tablets
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.
Bus Routes: All bus routes for the hybrid schedule are now published. There are two links for route summaries and bus stop lists:
- One is for pickup before 7:15 AM school start time and for home delivery after the 1:45 PM dismissal time
-- Applies to grades 3 - 5 always
-- Depending on whether assigned to AM or PM session, shows pickup time for 7:15 AM school start for grades 4K, 5K, 1st and 2nd
or home delivery after 1:45 PM dismissal time for grades 4K, 5K, 1st and 2nd
- The other link applies only to grades 4K, 5K, 1st and 2nd and shows the mid-day hybrid schedule bus routes--summaries and stop lists--for the following:
-- Home delivery after 10 AM dismissal
-- Pick up for bus to school for 11 AM start time
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.
Double backs will add about 20 minutes to your normal bus stop times. This means if it's not your regular bus number, expect about 20 minutes' delay.