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Bus Route Information and Survey

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Dear Newport Parents and Families,

This letter is to provide you with important information regarding revised bus routes. If you plan for your son or daughter to ride the school bus at any time, it is important that you take time to fill out the Google survey. Because of the limited number of students riding the bus, we are trying to ensure the safest and most efficient bus routing possible. Bus pick up and drop off times at bus stops will change slightly from what they have been previously. 

As we continue to manage the many changes this pandemic has brought us this year, one change involves evaluating the safest and most efficient ways to transport our students to and from school.  Because of our unique schedules throughout this school year, we have had fewer students riding the bus each day. In addition, when students arrive at school they go directly to their classrooms.  For these reasons, for the remainder of the year, we will be moving our morning pick up times slightly later.  To accommodate you and your students, we are asking that you take time to fill out the google survey found on our website.  With this information we will be able to develop routing schedules and provide you with consistent and accurate pick up times.  We are hoping these pick up and drop off times will remain as consistent as possible for you for the remainder of the year. However, this being said, there is always the potential for route times to change and modify based on the number of students riding each route and attending school. 

Thank you for your help in completing this survey.  We especially appreciate your continued support and flexibility throughout this past year. With any questions or concerns, please know we always welcome you to reach out to us. Newport School District: (509) 447-3167.  Durham Transportation: (509) 447-0505. 

Please click the link to complete the survey.  Thank you!