Transportation

Kiss and Ride, Bus Riders, Walkers and Bike Riders, and Changes in Transportation

Kiss and Ride

Morning: 8:25 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.

Afternoon: 3:25 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

The Kiss & Ride area has several important features:

  • Adult supervision is provided by a school staff member, normally assisted by student safety patrols.
  • The area is clearly designated and marked with signs.
  • Private vehicle traffic can move faster and safer since the vehicles are not in the same driveway as school buses. Drivers are spared the frustration of waiting while up to 80 students exit each bus.

Kiss and Ride map

Keeping Children Safe

In order to ensure the safety of all children, the following rules need to be observed. If all drivers cooperate, the adult supervision, with the assistance of the safety patrols, will be able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children.

  • Load and discharge children only in the Kiss & Ride area.
  • Pull your car as far forward as possible before stopping to load or discharge children. Five or six cars can transfer students at the same time. Watch for directions for the supervisor.
  • Load and discharge children from the passenger side of the car only, so they will not have to cross the driveway in front of traffic.
  • Remain in the driver’s seat. Safety patrols will assist with car doors.
  • Keep goodbyes brief; other drivers will be waiting behind you to discharge children.
  • Exit the Kiss & Ride promptly after loading or discharging children. When picking up children, pull into the Kiss & Ride area and wait in your car. Do not park in the parking lot or at the side of the street and call to children.

Bus Riders

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides daily bus service to elementary students living in excess of one mile from Fox Mill. Bus transportation does not include pupil placed students or students attending the Immersion program. While on the bus, students are expected to follow school and county expectations for behavior. Additional information can be found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities guide (regulation 2601) as well as in regulation 8617. Bus riders should follow these guidelines:

  • Arrive at the bus stop five to ten minutes before scheduled pickup time
  • Refrain from crossing or playing on private property
  • Cooperate with the safety patrols and obey the bus drivers
  • Remain seated and talk quietly after boarding the bus
  • Remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop

Bus Delay Notification System

This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information.  Parents may access the system at the link below or use the FCPS Mobile App to receive the delayed bus report. Morning route information will be available until noon. The afternoon route information will be available from 1-5 p.m.  

Need assistance or have questions?  Contact the Judy Daines at jadaines@fcps.edu or at 703-249-7000 (in the FCPS transporation office for our school). For any concerns after hourscontact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

Walkers and Bike Riders

Walkers and bike riders are encouraged to use the sidewalks and crosswalks. Students should walk directly to school and home.

Changes in Transportation

Changes in transportation called into the office during the day result in confusion for children, which impacts their safety. If you must make changes to your child’s transportation, do so by sending a note to the teacher with your child that morning. If your child is going to another child’s house, both children must have a note from their parent. Only emergency changes will be accepted by phone. Parents requesting changes to transportation by phone for their child are asked to call the office before 3:00 p.m.

Students will not be dismissed between 3:00-3:30 p.m. If you arrive during this time, you will be asked to wait in the lobby until classes are dismissed.