Welcome to Spring Lake Schools Transportation.
If you have not registered your child for transportation, you need to do so by clicking on the Registration link. You must complete a registration for each child. This registration process was communicated in May 2012.
In order to view your child’s transportation information on Power School, you must have your Power School I.D. and password for each child. If you do not have this information, please phone your child’s school.
The Spring Lake Public Schools Transportation Department has provided these pages to acquaint you with information about our transportation services as well as our district guidelines and procedures related to bus routes and bus stops.
Our mission is to provide the safest and most efficient means of transporting your students to and from school. Parents/guardians are requested to identify one pick-up and one drop-off location for the school year at the registration tab. Please understand we are unable to provide personalized service for the 2500 plus students in our district. The bus stop may or may not be located at the home address. However, students will be assigned to the nearest designated bus stop within the prescribed walking distance. Walking distances for High Schoo/Middle School are up to 1-mile to school and 1-mile to the bus stop. The Intermediate/Elementary are similar with 1-mile to school, and 1/2 mile to the bus stop.
Students are required to ride the bus and use the bus stop they have been assigned. All of this ensures that the school will know who is actually on a bus and bus stop, and assists us in locating a student in the event of an emergency. Should a bus have more students than available seating, students may be moved to an alternate bus without advance notice. All students must be at their bus stop 5 minutes prior to the scheduled pick up. Parents picking up students should be at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to drop off time.
Parents should be advised that as of May 2012 there are no bus passes for the same bus and different bus stop or another bus and stop. It is essential that we have consistency.
We have a staff of 20 professionally trained and certified school bus drivers who use the utmost care bringing your students to and from school each day. Our full time professional mechanic maintains our fleet with a commitment to safety and reliability. Our administrative and office staff, consisting of the Transportation Director and part time Transportation Coordinator, strives to provide prompt and courteous services to all students with integrity and efficiency.
Did you know that the yellow bus is 27 times safer as a mode of transportation to and from school than an automobile? The average ride on a school bus is approximately 19 miles long. This means that your student, over a 13-year period, may travel up to 47,320 miles (twice around the world) or 2,839 hours (354 eight hour work days) on a school bus!
New for 2012-2013
Due to increased ridership on our buses, we find that we may no longer provide bus passes.
New Afternoon bus pick up for Intermediate/Holmes
The new area will be on the EAST side of Hammond. There will be no public or staff parking in this area. This has been incorporated for the safety of our students in compliance with Spring Lake Public Safety. The cross walk for students will now be at the front entrance of the Intermediate School. There will no longer be a corner diagonal cross walk from Holmes to the Intermediate area. This should allow greater safety for our children and better traffic flow.
As a reminder there is NO PARKING OR UNLOADING on the West side of Hammond. Signs are posted. Your cooperation for the safety of our children is appreciated. All parents must park in the lot located south of the Middle School area. Student pick up by parents for the Intermediate School will remain in the back. Please remember that is a one way only and we ask that you keep your speed to a minimum as there are many students that cross over to the fields. This area will be randomly monitored by the Spring Lake Public Safety.
Please contact us with questions or concerns. Phone: 616-846-5507
Linda Evans, Director of Transportation, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marian Karell, Transportation Coordinator, email@example.com