Transportation

Transportation Policy


The following transportation policy was adopted by the Ellington Board of Education at the June 8, 2016 Board meeting.

Transportation Policy

2017-18 Transportation Forms

These Forms allow you to modify a student’s base schedule to accommodate pick up/drop off at a different location other than the student’s home address (e.g. day care, dual household). The schedule must be consistent week to week.

Check out this brief video about filling out the transportation forms.

Base Transportation Schedule - Center School

Base Transportation Schedule - Crystal Lake School
Base Transportation Schedule - Windermere School
Base Transportation Schedule - Middle School
Base Transportation Schedule - High School
Base Transportation Schedule - Student Services Van Transportation

You must submit a new form for each school year by August 1st; it is not assumed your arrangements will remain the same. Due to the volume of requests, changes for the new school year submitted after August 1st may not be accommodated for up to one calendar month from time of submission.

Summer 2017 Transportation Forms

Summer 2017 Base Transportation Form
Summer 2017 Special Circumstances Form

Bus Routes

The link below is to the bus routes for the Ellington Public Schools. The following bus routes are tentative and may be adjusted as needed.

2017-18 Bus Routes (Available August 2017)

Students should be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the bus arrival time. Please allow additional time as bus runs tend to take a little longer than normal the first few days of school.

If you have questions concerning your stop, please contact First Student at 860-875-6675.


Special Circumstances Transportation Request Form

Use this form if your child(ren) will go to and/or from school using a location other than your normal pickup or drop off for a one-time event.

For Elementary students’ bus transportation to another location is available only if the alternate location is within the schools busing zone and the requested change is to a pre-existing stop. All Special Circumstances Transportation Requests must be submitted at least one full school day prior to the event and are contingent upon available space on the alternate bus to which the student would need to be assigned.

Please fill out the form for the appropriate school
Center School Special Circumstances Transportation Request Form
Crystal Lake School Special Circumstances Transportation Request Form
Windermere School Special Circumstances Transportation Request Form
Middle School Special Circumstances Transportation Request Form
High School Special Circumstances Transportation Request Form
Van Transportation Special Circumstances Transportation Request Form



Requests for Bus Stop Changes

The Ellington Board of Education has established a policy based on state guidelines to provide safe, reasonable and appropriate transportation services to Ellington students.

Bus Stop Change Request Form
Any parent who may have an issue with their child's bus stop once routes are set should first contact the bus company, First Student, at (860) 875-6675 to discuss the concerns. If the issue is not resolved after speaking to First Student, you may pursue your concerns by completing the online Transportation Change Request Form below.

Your request will be reviewed by the district’s transportation coordinator as soon as possible. A decision will be made once all pertinent information related to your transportation request has been reviewed. We appreciate your patience while your request is being processed.