Transportation

The logistics of getting a child to school everyday are an important part of the decision of where that child will attend school. Wooster works with families to ease the transportation challenge for busy families.

B & B Transportation has informed us that they will be following Connecticut State Department of Education guidelines associated with bus transportation.

See excerpts below:

  • Where either a vaccine is available or effective treatments for COVID-19 are available, bus transportation can operate as it did prior to the pandemic, with no restrictions
  • Where there is transmission risk in the community and some restrictions are in place in schools, buses will be able to operate up to full capacity. Passengers will be required to wear a face mask or cloth face covering that completely covers the nose and mouth during transit. The passengers face covering must be in place prior to boarding the bus and must be kept in place until they are completely off the bus. Passengers should load into the bus from the back row to the front (where the first passengers onto the bus sit in the back row) and then unload the bus in a controlled manner upon arrival at the school from front to back by seat. This will reduce the number of people passengers pass by as they get on the bus and will prevent crowding in the center aisle when the bus arrives for unloading. (This is the level we will be operating at in September)
  • Passenger density should be significantly reduced when there is moderate spread, because schools will be employing remote blended learning when in this status. Bus passengers should be spaced with family members sitting together and non-family members should be spaced 6 feet apart utilizing alternating diagonal seating. Passengers will be required to wear a face mask or cloth face covering that completely covers the nose and mouth during transit. The passengers face covering must be in place prior to boarding the bus and must be kept in place until they are completely off the bus. Students should load into the bus from the back row to the front (where the first passengers onto the bus sit in the back row) and then unload the bus in a controlled manner upon arrival at the school from front to back by seat. This will reduce the number of people passengers pass by as they get on the bus and will prevent crowding in the center aisle when the bus arrives for unloading.

Wooster Transportation Fees for 2020-2021

  • Although there may be times throughout the year when we may only be providing transportation to many students every other week, the fees for transportation shall remain the same during 2020-2021 as they were in 2019-2020.
  • Unlike 2019-2020, in the event that we are forced to exclusively utilize remote learning, Wooster School will NOT prorate a refund based on the number of days transportation was provided but will only offer refunds based upon savings we are able to recoup from B&B Transportation.

Registration Form

  • The Registration form for 2020-2021 transportation is available below and will be processed on a first come first served basis. Incomplete forms or forms returned without deposits will not be processed. Bus forms and deposits are due by August 15, 2020.

Student Drivers

With parental permission, students of legal driving age may drive to Wooster and park on campus. Special proximate parking areas are assigned to the seniors every year as recognition of their important responsibilities in the Self-help system in the School.

Car Pools

Upon request, families can be provided with the names of other students in their area who have expressed an interest in car pooling. The specific arrangements among families for carpooling are left to the families themselves. Please reach out to the Division Director for more information.

Bus Transportation for Students Residing in Danbury

The State of Connecticut provides free school bus service for all students who are residents of the City of Danbury. This service includes morning and afternoon pick-up but does not include a late pick-up time; all students involved in after-school activities must make other arrange to be picked-up at 5:30 pm. Please go to the transportation request section of the school district web site for the deadlines and requirements for registration.

Many of the districts providing transportation to Wooster School must have you registered prior to April 1 of the school year beginning in September.

Bus Transportation for Students Residing in New York State

The State of New York provides free school bus service to all students living in NY within a 15 miles radius of the school of their choice. (The following towns are within 15 miles of Wooster: Brewster, Carmel, Goldens Bridge, Purdys, Katonah, Lewisboro, and North and South Salem.) This service includes morning and afternoon pick-up. Some districts (North and South Salem, Brewster, and Katonah) offer a late bus service. Students involved in after-school activities, who reside in districts that do not include a late bus service, must make other arrangements to be picked up at 5:30 pm.

Please go to the transportation request section of the school district web site for the deadlines and requirements for registration.

Many of the districts providing transportation to Wooster School must have you registered prior to April 1 of the school year beginning in September.

Bus Transportation for Students Residing in Southern Fairfield County and Westchester County

A third party, B&B Transportation, provides bus service to Wooster from Fairfield, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport, and Wilton in Connecticut as well as from Katonah, Mt. Kisco, Armonk, and White Plains in New York. This service includes morning and afternoon pick-up, as well as a late bus that leaves campus at 5:45 pm. The fee for this service is currently $2,500 for round trip and $1,250 for one-way service for a full year. Families interested in registering for the B&B bus must do so prior to the start of the school year by completing the registration form and submitting it to the Business Office. If you have any questions, please contact Patty Stinson at patricia.stinson@woosterschool.org or 203-830-3912 or Mary Beth Brady at mary.beth.brady@woosterschool.org or 203-830-3955.

Bus forms and deposits are due by August 15, 2020.

Bus Route #1
  • Merritt Exit 44 Park & Ride (Fairfield)
  • Merritt Exit 42 Unitarian Church (Westport)
  • Rte. 57 The Onion Barn at Weston Town Ctr
  • Mark Twain Library (Redding)
Bus Route #2
  • I95 Exit 17 Train Station (Westport)
  • Orems Diner (Wilton)
  • Carluzzi Market /Calico Corners (Wilton)
  • Rt 102/Rt 35 (Jesse Lee Church, Ridgefield)
Bus Route #3
  • Westchester County Airport
  • St. Steven's Church (Armonk)
  • Park & Ride (Mt. Kisco)
  • Katonah Train Station Area

Bus Transportation Contact

Mary Beth Brady

Assistant to Director of Divisions

203-830-3955

mary.beth.brady@woosterschool.org

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