PARENT/STUDENT VAN PROTOCOL
Van transportation for the students of Apollo-Ridge School District is provided by STA, Student Transportation of America. Calls regarding absences and questions regarding these vans should be directed to Cindy Wilson, Terminal Manager at STA , at 724-478-1428.
All parent/guardians will receive a phone call or communication from the van provider before the first day of school or student start date with the van number, pick-up time and drop off time.
All van stops will be at the student's home/residence unless otherwise requested and approved.
If the student will not need a van in the AM or PM, the parent/guardian should call the van provider (24 hours in advance if possible) to cancel a van trip for the day, week, etc.
All van students requesting an early dismissal at the end of the day from the high school or middle school must be picked up by 2:15; van students requesting an early dismissal from the elementary school must be picked up by 3:05.
All parents picking up van students from the high school, middle school or elementary school in the PM must park in the parking lots away from the school.
Van transportation can take up to three days to arrange. In all cases every effort is made to accommodate changes and new arrangements as quickly as possible. Please be patient; if you have not received a phone call with arrangements by the second day, please call the school and let us know.
PLEASE NOTE - VERY IMPORTANT
*If a parent/guardian drives a van student in the morning but will still need the PM van transportation, they need to call STA and let them know. If the van provider is not notified, it will be the parent/guardian's responsibility to pick-up the student in the evening*