Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures



It is the responsibility of the parents to arrange for bus transportation to Saint Anne’s School with the school district of residence.  Behavior at school bus stops is a mutual concern.  School authorities make every effort to cooperate with local residents in maintaining order and control of students at bus stops. In order to maintain safety and punctuality for all children who ride the buses between school and home, we request the cooperation of all parents in helping their children to understand and observe the following rules of conduct:

  1. Be at the bus stop on time.
  2. Respect private property at and near your bus stop.
  3. Go directly to your seat; remain seated until the bus stops.
  4. Do not put books and other items in the aisle of the bus.
  5. Recognize the authority of the bus driver; do not distract him/her in any way.
  6. Keep hands, arms, and head inside bus.
  7. Avoid shouting, pushing, shoving and annoying behavior.
  8. Do not touch any part of the bus as it pulls away from you after you get off.
  9. Walk at least ten feet ahead of the bus when the driver is holding traffic for you to cross.

Saint Anne’s, the school district of residence and the individual bus company reserve the right to suspend a student from riding a school bus for disorderly or disrespectful conduct. A student may not ride any bus except the bus assigned by the school district. The school has no jurisdiction in this matter.  If a student is entitled to bus transportation, he/she must take the bus unless other provisions have been made previously.  The school office must be informed of this change in writing.  At dismissal time, all bus students will be supervised by a team of teachers as the students board their buses.

Reminder: The last date to apply for transportation from the public school districts is April 1st.


Students who walk to school, and who must cross New Hyde Park Rd., must do so at New Hyde Park Rd. and Fairmount Blvd. where a crossing guard has been stationed by the Nassau County Police Department for the protection of St. Anne’s students.  All walkers should enter the school using the McCloskey entrance doors on Dartmouth St.  Walkers are not permitted to walk through the parking lot.

All walkers will be dismissed after the buses have left as follows:

                        McCloskey – Grades Pre-K – 3

                        Main Door – Grades 4-5

                        Center Back Door – Grade 6

                        East-End Back Door – Grades 7 – 8


At arrival time, please enter the parking lot using the entrance on Dartmouth St.  The children should enter the school using the McCloskey doors.  Please leave the lot using the exit on to Fairmount Blvd.  To ensure student safety, please use extreme caution, adhere to speed limits and do not make U-turns when driving on Dartmouth St., Fairmount Blvd., or in the general vicinity of the school.

At dismissal time, please park in the parking lot and then walk to the appropriate exit to pick up your child.  PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON DARTMOUTH ST. during arrival or dismissal times as this presents an unsafe situation for the children.  Please note that at dismissal the mini-buses will line up in the parking lot to transport students home. The curb in front of McCloskey must be kept clear for the safe discharge of bus students.

Please Note: Bus students are called to their buses beginning at 2:15pm. Walkers are dismissed at 2:20pm.

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