All Saints Catholic Academy does not provide bus service to enrolled students. Families must contact their public school of residence to arrange for bus transportation to and from All Saints Catholic Academy. Students riding public school provided bus services will conduct activities that are consistent with state-issued public transit guidance and NYSED School Reopening guidelines. Students and transportation staff must wear acceptable face coverings on school buses (e.g., entering, exiting, and seated) and maintain appropriate social distancing at all times. All students who receive transportation from the public school district are encouraged to adhere to CDC and NYDOH.
Students who are able will be required to wear masks and social distance on the bus; however, students whose physical or mental health would be impaired are not required to wear a face covering but must be appropriately socially distanced. Members of the same household may be seated within 6 feet of each other. Parents and legal guardians are encouraged to drop off or walk students to school to reduce density on buses.
School buses shall not be equipped with hand sanitizer due to its combustible composition and potential liability to the carrier or district. School bus drivers, monitors and attendants must not carry personal bottles of hand sanitizer with them on school buses. Students will be required to practice hand hygiene before boarding and disembarking the bus.
Whether school is in session remotely or otherwise, pupil transportation will be provided to nonpublic, parochial, private, charter schools or students whose Individualized Education Plans have placed them out of district whose schools are meeting in in-person sessions.
All students are entitled to transportation by the public school district to the extent required by law. Transportation departments do not have the ability or the right to deny transportation for children who are in foster care, homeless or attend private or charter schools. Parents who may have missed the due date to request out of district transportation due to a reasonable excuse may file a 310 appeal with the Commissioner of Education.
Students attending private schools, and are transported by public school transportations are afforded the same transportation health and safety protocols as their public school counterparts. Public School bus drivers, monitors, attendants and mechanics are required to perform a self-health assessment for symptoms of COVID-19 before arriving to work. If personnel are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, they will notify their employer as per the reporting policies and seek medical attention.
School bus drivers, monitors, attendants and mechanics must wear a face covering along with an optional face shield.
Transportation staff (drivers, monitors, attendants, mechanics and cleaners) will be trained and provided periodic refreshers on the proper use of personal protective equipment and the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
Transportation departments/carriers will need to provide Personal Protective Equipment such as masks and gloves for drivers, monitors and attendants in buses as well as hand sanitizer for all staff in their transportation locations such as dispatch offices, employee lunch/break rooms and/or bus garages.
Drivers, monitors and attendants who must have direct physical contact with a child must wear gloves.
When temperatures are above 45 degrees Fahrenheit, school buses should transport passengers with roof hatches or windows slightly opened to provide air flow.
Protocols for bus drivers, monitors and attendants including:
· The driver, monitor, and attendant may wear gloves if they choose to do so but are not required unless they must be in physical contact with students.
· Transportation staff should be encouraged to wash their hands with soap and water before and after am and pm runs to keep healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Germs can spread from other people or surfaces when you:
A dedicated bus lane has been established on Rosemont Street between the hours of 7:45am – 8:30pm and 2:45pm – 3:15pm. Students will be verbally reminded to practice social distancing as they disembark from the school bus. Social distancing cones will be in place for students to adhere to as they await their health check and screening. Due to the fact that hand sanitizer is not permitted on school buses, students will be dispensed an alcohol based hand sanitizer as they approach the health check and screening area. With an approved health check and screening, bus students will enter the building from the Gathering Space doors along Rosemont Street. Students will be supervised and expected to adhere to the red and green floor markings along their route to their lockers. Immediately following the storage of personal items, bus students will practice hand hygiene with soap and water before entering their classroom.
Student that are to ride a school bus home at the end of the school day will socially distance in pre-assigned bus lines in the Gathering Space. Students waiting to board the bus will be provided signage to assist with social distancing, and are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth. As their assigned bus arrives, students will be required to use an alcohol based hand sanitizer before physically boarding the bus.
Students will be verbally reminded to practice social distancing as they approach ASCA from the CDTA Bus stop. Social distancing cones will be in place for students to adhere to as they await their health check and screening. Due to the fact that hand sanitizer is not permitted on school buses, students will be dispensed an alcohol based hand sanitizer as they approach the health check and screening area. With an approved health check and screening, bus students will enter the building from the Gathering Space doors along Rosemont Street. Students will be supervised and expected to adhere to the red and green floor markings along their route to their lockers. Immediately following the storage of personal items, bus students will practice hand hygiene with soap and water before entering their classroom.
For more information about training protocol for students and staff and how transportation information will be communicated, visit the Communication/Family and Community Engagement section of our reopening plan.
For more information about our school and programs, contact Ms. Traci Johnson
All Saints Catholic Academy
10 Rosemont Street
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 438-0066
Fax: (518) 512-4049
Business Manager: Carrie Coffey Email: firstname.lastname@example.org