Transportation Call Center Available Monday, August 16, 2021
August 14, 2021
The Cabot School District is once again opening up a call center to immediately help parents with transportation questions.
The Transportation Call Center will be available beginning Monday, August 16 at 3:00 p.m. The number for parents to call is 501-743-3531. District employees will be on stand-by to help answer questions about a child's bus transportation.
The Cabot School District Transportation Department handles close to 90 school bus routes and transports more than 5,000 students every day. The call center will help alleviate the high volume of calls received each afternoon during the first few days of school.
Parents, before sending your child to the bus stop please do a Health Check on your child (temperature check and observation for any signs/symptoms listed below). Students need to stay home if symptoms are present. Contact your physician for guidance.
Fever (temperature 100.4 or greater) or chills
Shortness of breath
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Please also remember, all students Pre-K-12, are required to wear a face covering when riding school transportation. Students should also social distance when waiting at the bus stop.
Arrive at your bus stop 10-15 minutes before your scheduled pick up time Monday. Parents, remember due to traffic the first week of school, buses may be delayed. Afternoon buses can run 45 minutes to 1 hour late as students learn the procedures and routes.
If you need bus stop information, click on the Bus Icon in the red bar section of our district homepage, www.cabotschools.org. Bus stop information is also available on our free Cabot Public Schools app. If you have any questions regarding your bus stop, please contact transportation at 501-743-3531.
Also keep in mind, transportation can be confusing for students on the first day of school, especially younger children. Many parents like to drop off their child on the first day, but your child may not know how they will be getting home. Please make sure you communicate to your student and school on whether they will be a car rider or bus rider on Monday afternoon.
ENROLL IN BUS TEXT ALERTS
Another way to stay up-to-date with your student’s bus is to enroll in text message alerts. Below are the instructions on how to enroll and the pin codes for each bus. You must enroll to get these text messages. (FYI: If you signed up for text alerts last year, you will need to do it again this year! This is a new system.)
Thank you to all our parents and patrons for their patience and understanding as we work together to have a successful start to the school year!