The following transportation policy was adopted by the Ellington Board of Education at the June 8, 2016 Board meeting.
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.
2019-2020 Bus Routes (to be published in August)
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.
- 2019-2020 Base Transportation Schedule Request
- Summer 2019 - Special Services Forms
- Request for Bus Stop Changes
- Special Circumstances Change Request
This form allows 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.
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.
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 (will be available after 2019-2020 routes are posted)
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.
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