Transportation » Babysitter/Daycare Information & Form

Babysitter/Daycare Information & Form

FAIRFIELD CITY SCHOOLS
TRANSPORTATION
BABYSITTER/DAYCARE INFORMATION & FORM
 
We are happy to be able to provide a service that many parents find useful, which is having the school bus pick up or drop off students at a location other than their home, usually a babysitter’s home or a day-care center. In order to provide this transportation service, the babysitter’s home or daycare center must be in the same attendance area as the school that the child attends.
 
Although the school district understands that unexpected situations sometimes arise, in order to ensure each student’s safety, pick-up and drop-off arrangements need to be the same every day that the student rides the bus.
 
Example: A student is picked up at home before school, and dropped off at a babysitter’s house after school, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Thursday the babysitter brings the child to school and picks the child up after school. This is acceptable; as the arrangements are the same on every day the student rides the bus.
 
Example: A student is picked up before school, and dropped off after school, at a daycare center on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday the parents would like the child to be picked up and dropped off at home. We would not be able to accommodate this request, as the arrangements are not the same for each day the student rides the bus. With transporting more than 7,500 students to multiple schools daily, we do not have the capacity to safely manage daily variations in pick-up and drop-off arrangements for individual students.
 
Please remember, as the school year comes to a close, to complete a new babysitter/daycare form with information for the coming school year and return it to your child’s current school by June 15. The form may also be accessed on the district website (www.fairfieldcityschools.com) on the transportation page. The completion of this form will ensure that your child’s transportation arrangements are in place by the start of the next school year. Bus routing is a complicated and lengthy process and it is very helpful for us to have this information for your child before route planning begins. 
 
After June 15, babysitter/daycare forms may be mailed to:
 
Fairfield City School District
Transportation Department
4641 Bach Lane
Fairfield, OH 45014
 
Babysitter/daycare forms will be accepted after June 15, but we cannot guarantee that transportation arrangements will be in place at the start of school. Parents may contact the Transportation Office (513-829-6603) to confirm your child’s route, bus stop, and schedule information. Forms received after the start of school may take up to five days to be completely processed and the new arrangements added to routes.
 
Some daycare providers and babysitters also provide transportation. Parents should work directly with them if those services are to be used.
 
The Fairfield City School District also offers a latchkey program. All elementary schools offer latchkey before school and after school. The Intermediate School has after-school latchkey only. Please contact your child’s school for more information.
 
We want your child’s entire school day, including the morning and afternoon bus rides, to be as enjoyable as possible. To help with that, I have included with this letter some of the most frequently asked questions and answers about our school bus service. Please take a moment to review these to help you with your planning.