FMS Transportation Procedures

April 29, 2019

Bus Ridership Requests

In support of student safety and accountability, all bus riders are to get on and off their assigned FCPS bus at their assigned FCPS stop.

  • If the need arises, a one-time pass can be issued to ride a different bus as long as a note is provided to the school by the parent/guardian. The note should include the reason for the bus change.

  • In the event, a student wishes to go home with another student, a one-time pass can be issued to ride the friend’s bus as long as both parents/guardians provide the school with a written request. 

*Notes should be turned into the office by 7:30 AM that day to ensure time for our staff to prepare passes.

  • If you have questions, please contact assistant principal, Forrest Reid,  by phone or email. Administration will do their best to accommodate based on the situation.

Any long-term requests for stop changes, bus route changes, or special requests will be should be forwarded to Area 3 Transportation at (703) 249-7000.

Walkers and Bicyclists

All walkers should live within a 1 mile radius.

Students are expected to:

  • Cross Lees Corner Road at the intersection of Thorngate and Lees Corner; no exceptions (not even Old Dairy and Lees Corner)

  • Use the proper crosswalk, and walk their bike or carry their skateboard across the crosswalk

  • Continue to walk the bike or carry their skateboard while on school property

  • Use the bike racks

  • Wear their helmets

Student Drop-off

  • The bus loop and our parking lots are NOT drop-off points for students

  • Kindly follow the directions of staff for the Kiss ‘n’ Ride line 

  • Parents are permitted to park and walk with their child from the parking lots to the school to assist a child in need or for an office visit

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