Transportation Department

Bus Pass Regulations

  • Bus Pass Requests for all students must be submitted in writing before school
  • Bus pass requests must be written (by a parent), turned in to the office before school, and must have the address and name of the bus written on them.
  • Passes requested before school can be picked up during lunch and after school only.
Tawas Area Bus Schedule:
Below is a list of the route schedules for the 2019-20 school year for Tawas Area Schools. These are approximate times and places. Please have students at the bus stop 5 minutes before the bus is expected to arrive. A note to other motorists: When you see YELLOW flashing lights on a bus, this means you should stop at least 20 feet away from the bus and remain stopped until the RED lights are turned off.
Our Pick-up and Drop-off policy remain the same. Students will only be dropped off where they are picked up unless they have a permanent daycare provider, or if the parent has made other arrangements with the school. This does eliminate non-school related, occasional babysitter, birthday parties, going to a friend’s house, etc... If there is a change to your child’s schedule all requests must be in writing unless there are extenuating circumstances that develop during the school day.
The first day for students will be August 31, 2020. A reminder to Parents and Day Care providers of Kindergarten and Young 4 students we expect someone to be at the bus when your child is dropped off. We would like to thank everyone for your cooperation in keeping the children safe on the bus and at the bus stop.

If there will be a change to your child’s regular after school plan, this includes busing and parent pick-up, please write a note BEFORE he/she leaves for school in the morning to give to your child’s teacher. This helps prevent transportation issues and children’s anxiety. Your child’s teacher provides time in the morning to accommodate transportation changes.

We do realize that emergencies happen. In an emergency, the parent or guardian will need to call the school secretary at (989) 984-2200 before 1:30 p.m. to notify us of the emergency and where the child will be dropped off for that day.