- Transportation Department
- BUS GARAGE DISPATCH CONTACTS: Contact the bus garage if the bus is more than 10 minutes late or for items left on the bus:
- WOODLAND HILLS STUDENTS:
- CHARTER & NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS:
- DAYCARE TRANSPORTATION:
- Port Authority Transportation:
- Types of transportation:
- Inclement Weather:
The school district administration Transportation Department is open between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and may be reached at 412-731-1300 x5 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org See bus garage contacts to call the dispatch for your student's bus.
The Transportation Department is responsible for planning transportation for the students of the Woodland Hills School District who attend the five district schools or one of the 100 schools that includes public charter schools, non-public schools and special education facilities located within 10 miles of the district borders. Transportation assignments are implemented according to District policies as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Education's guidelines for pupil transportation.
Please be advised that buses may be equipped with audio and video monitoring devices according to School Board Policy 810.1 “The use of video and audio recording equipment supports efforts to maintain discipline and to ensure the safety and security of all students, staff, contractors and others being transported on district-owned, operated, or contracted school buses or school vehicles."
BUS GARAGE DISPATCH CONTACTS: Contact the bus garage if the bus is more than 10 minutes late or for items left on the bus:
First Student 101 Old Frankstown Rd Pittsburgh PA 15239 412-793-9600
Bus numbers 200s, 400s and 3900s (bus numbers will be on your child's transportation record)
First Student 121 Wall Ave Wilmerding PA 15148 412-927-5343
Bus numbers W100s and W4100s (bus numbers will be on your child's transportation record)
AJ Myers & Sons 500 Brown Ave Turtle Creek 15145 412-646-2320
Bus numbers 600s (bus numbers will be on your child's transportation record)
PAT Bus - Pittsburgh Port Authority Customer Service 412-442-2000 For Trip Tools True Time PAT bus connect cards will be distributed at your student's school .
WOODLAND HILLS STUDENTS:
In an effort to have the best, most accurate information for scheduling school buses for the 2021 - 2022 school year please fill out the Woodland Hills Transportation Form. Click here. If transportation for a daycare is needed see Daycare Transportation regarding requesting an alternate bus stop. Bus information may be obtained by registering for Traversa 360 . Data will be released mid-August. Additionally, transportation information will be provided in your welcome packets from your schools.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CHANGES OF ADDRESS FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT AND SUBMITTED AT ONE OF THE BUILDINGS IF YOU HAVE MOVED.
CHARTER & NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS:
To ensure compliance with State regulations governed by Act 372 of the PA School Code, the Woodland Hills School District requests parents or guardians to submit a request for service annually for student desiring daily transportation or periodic transportation . This procedure is in addition to the student’s school sending enrollment notification forms (Charter Schools) or rosters (Non-Public Schools) verifying enrollment and primary residency in the school district. .
Transportation for students will be provided after the school district receives the required information from the school and the parent or guardian has submitted a transportation request form for each student. Bus information may be obtained by registering for Traversa 360 . Data will be released mid-August.
Woodland Hills School District provides transportation to and from daycare facilities that are within the borders of Woodland Hills School District dependent upon bus seat availability. The nearest school board approved district bus stop will be used for pick up and drop off. The daycare facility is responsible for meeting the bus if necessary. If the facility is within the walking zone to the school attending there will be no transportation provided. Requests must be submitted annually on the “Request for Alternate Bus Assignment Form”. It may be mailed to the Transportation Office 531 Jones Avenue North Braddock PA 15104 or emailed to email@example.com Daycares can also collect forms from families and submit with their official roster.
Each student is permitted one stop in the morning and one stop in the afternoon. Requests will be denied for different stop locations on separate days of the week. All requests MUST be the same Monday - Friday. The morning stop may differ from the afternoon stop.
Port Authority Transportation:
If your child is assigned a Port Authority bus pass, it will be sent to their school for the start of the school year in the beginning of August. Once the pass is in your child's possession it is your child's responsibility. Replacement connect cards are $10.00. To plan your student's trip to school, go to the Pittsburgh Port Authority Website. See Port Authority 's Room2Ride for what to expect on your ride to your destination.
Types of transportation:
|ACLD TILLOTSON SCHOOL||School bus|
|AIU-OPERATED @MON-VALLEY||School bus|
|AIU-OPERATED @SUNRISE||School bus|
|BEARCAT B.E.S.T||School bus|
|CARLOW CAMPUS SCHOOL||School bus|
|CATALYST ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL||School bus|
|CENTRAL CATHOLIC||Port Authority, School Bus|
|CHRIST THE DIVINE TEACHER CATHOLIC ACADEMY||School bus|
|CITY HIGH CHARTER||Port Authority|
|CITY OF BRIDGES HS||Port Authority|
|COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL - SQUIRREL HILL||School bus|
|COMMUNITY SCHOOL EAST||Port Authority, School Bus|
|CORNERSTONE PREP||School Bus|
|DART at Edgewood||School Bus|
|DEPAUL INSTITUTE||School Bus|
|DIVINE MERCY||School Bus|
|EASTER SEALS EXPORT||School Bus|
|ELLIS SCHOOL||School bus, Port Authority|
|ENVIRONMENTAL CHARTER SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL||Port Authority|
|ENVIRONMENTAL CHARTER SCHOOL INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL||School Bus|
|ENVIRONMENTAL CHARTER SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL||School Bus|
|ENVIRONMENTAL CHARTER SCHOOL PRIMARY SCHOOL||School Bus|
|FALK SCHOOL||School Bus|
|FALK SCHOOL @Rodef Shalom||School Bus|
|FAMILY LINKS THERAPEUTIC LEARNING CENTER||School Bus|
|FRIENDSHIP ACADEMY - EAST LIBERTY (The Watson Institute)||School bus, Port Authority|
|GREATER WORKS ACADEMY||School Bus|
|HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL||School Bus|
|HOLY FAMILY INSTITUTE||School Bus|
|IMANI CHRISTIAN ACADEMY||School Bus, Port Authority|
|KENTUCKY AVENUE SCHOOL||School Bus, Port Authority|
|MANCHESTER ACADEMIC CHARTER SCHOOL||Port Authority|
|MARY OF NAZARETH||School Bus|
|MOTHER OF SORROW||School Bus|
|NAZARETH PREP||Port Authority|
|NEIGHBORHOOD ACADEMY||School Bus, Port Authority|
|NEW STORY||School Bus|
|OAKLAND CATHOLIC||Port Authority, School Bus|
|PASSPORT ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL||Port Authority|
|PENN HILLS CHARTER||School Bus|
|PITTSBURGH NEW CHURCH SCHOOL||School Bus|
|PITTSBURGH URBAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL||School Bus|
|PRAISE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY||School Bus|
|PRESSLEY RIDGE DAY SCHOOL||School Bus|
|PRESSLEY RIDGE SCHOOL for AUTISM||School Bus|
|PROPEL - BRADDOCK HILLS - HIGH SCHOOL||Port Authority|
|PROPEL - BRADDOCK HILLS -MIDDLE SCHOOL||School Bus, Port Authority|
|PROPEL - BRADDOCK HILLS - Elementary||School Bus, Port Authority|
|PROPEL - EAST||School Bus, Port Authority|
|PROPEL - HAZELWOOD||School Bus, Port Authority|
|PROPEL - HOMESTEAD||School Bus, Port Authority|
|PROPEL - MCKEESPORT||School Bus, Port Authority|
|PROPEL HS - MONTOUR||Port Authority|
|PROPEL HS - MUNHALL ANDREW STREET||Port Authority|
|PROPEL PITCAIRN||School Bus, Port Authority|
|PROVIDENT CHARTER SCHOOL||School Bus|
|REDEEMER LUTHERAN SCHOOL||School Bus|
|SACRED HEART||School Bus|
|SECOND United Presbyterian CHURCH SCHOOL||School Bus|
|SERRA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL||School Bus|
|SHADY SIDE ACADEMY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL FOX CHAPEL||School Bus|
|SHADYSIDE ACADEMY JUNIOR SCHOOL||School Bus|
|SHADYSIDE ACADEMY MIDDLE SCHOOL||School Bus|
|SHADYSIDE ACADEMY SENIOR HIGH||School Bus|
|SISTER THEA BOWMAN ACADEMY||School Bus|
|SPECTRUM CHARTER SCHOOL||School Bus|
|ST. ANTHONY @ DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY||School Bus|
|ST. BEDE SCHOOL||School Bus|
|ST. BENEDICT the MOOR||School Bus|
|ST. EDMUND'S ACADEMY||School Bus|
|ST. JOSEPHS||School Bus|
|THE CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE||School Bus|
|THREE RIVERS VILLAGE SCHOOL||School Bus|
|TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL||School Bus|
|UNIVERSAL ACADEMY OF PITTSBURGH||School Bus|
|UNIVERSITY SCHOOL||Port Authority|
|URBAN ACADEMY OF PGH CHARTER||School Bus|
|URBAN PATHWAYS CHARTER SCHOOL 6-12||School Bus, Port Authority|
|URBAN PATHWAYS CHARTER SCHOOL K-5||School Bus|
|W.PA.SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND||School Bus|
|W.PA.SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF||School Bus|
|WALDORF SCHOOL PITTSBURGH||School Bus|
|WALNUT GROVE CHRISTIAN||School Bus|
|Watson The Education Center||School Bus|
|WESLEY HIGHLAND HS||School Bus|
|WESLEY SPECTRUM K-8||School Bus|
|WESTINGHOUSE ARTS ACADEMY||Port Authority|
|WH PROMISE @ HIGH SCHOOL||School Bus, Port Authority|
|WHSD TURTLE CREEK ELEMENTARY||School Bus|
|WHSD EDGEWOOD ELEMENTARY||School Bus|
|WHSD DICKSON PREP||School Bus, Port Authority|
|WHSD HIGH SCHOOL||School Bus, Port Authority|
|WINCHESTER-THURSTON SCHOOL||School Bus, Port Authority|
|YOUNG SCHOLARS OF MCKEESPORT||School Bus|
|YOUNG SCHOLARS OF WPA||School Bus|
Please remember that for 2 hour delays OR closings due to inclement weather ALL transportation for schools that Woodland Hills provides tranportation is delayed or suspended. Example: If your individual school in another district has a 2 hour delay and Woodland Hills is following a regular schedule then your students will be picked up at regular time and dropped off at the school. It is expected that the school provides access for its students. If your school is in a district operating on a regular schedule during the inclement weather and Woodland Hills is Closed then transportation will not be provided for those students or if Woodland Hills is operating on a 2 hour delay then your school's bus will be 2 hour delayed as well.
- SAFETY & CONDUCT
- DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES
- SPECIAL NEEDS TRANSPORTATION
- ADDITIONAL RULES & REGULATIONS
- TRAVERSA RIDE 360 Parent Portal:
- Field Trip Requests
SAFETY & CONDUCT
COVID-19 UPDATE: ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR MASKS. Fill in seats from the back to the front of the bus home to school. Get off the bus at school starting from the front. Do not push past students. Wait patiently for your turn.
Student bus transportation is a privilege and convenience that is provided by the Woodland Hills School District to eligible students. This transportation is governed by Section 1361 and 1362 of the Pennsylvania Public School Code. Although we do know that the vast majority of our students are responsible young people, we have a few who do not behave on a bus or at the bus stop. Therefore, this Safety and Conduct Code has been established.
When Waiting at a Bus Stop:
Report to the bus stop ten (10) minutes ahead of schedule.
Stand in orderly and safe groups avoiding traffic.
Remain at a safe distance until the bus stops.
Board the bus quickly and carefully. All regular seats may need to accommodate three (3) students.
Remain seated while the bus is in motion.
Do not distract the driver.
Keep hands, arms and head inside the windows.
Disembark quickly and carefully and move away from the bus.
If you must cross the street, walk in front of the bus and watch for traffic.
Students may not bring animals, alcoholic beverages, firearms or any considered weapon or explosives onto the bus.
All foods and beverages must be in a container and are not consumed on the bus. Glass containers must be safely packed and encased in a break-resistant container.
Students may board only the assigned bus. Students will not be permitted to board a later bus either going to school or returning home.
Students must conduct themselves in an acceptable manner at all times. Vulgarity, profanity, fighting or other improper conduct is not permitted.
Students may not block the aisle or emergency door with musical instruments, lunch boxes, books or other possessions.
Students must not extend arms or heads out of windows at any time.
Students must remain seated while the bus is in motion of if the bus is delayed on the road.
Students may not operate the bus door or tamper with the emergency door.
Students may not use the emergency door except in the case of an emergency.
Students may not eat, drink, smoke, or play radios on the bus.
Every student who rides a bus must get on and off at the assigned bus stop. Exceptions will be made only through the assistant principal/principal's office when a written parental request has been made and is signed by the principal or his/her designee and the request verified in writing.
Any student who wishes to ride a bus other than his/her regular school bus must have a written request signed by the assistant principal/principal's office when a written parental request has been made and has been signed by the principal or assistant principal and the request verified in writing.
Students may not depart the bus in the morning before it arrives at the designated school of the student.
Students may not depart the bus in the afternoon except at their designated bus stop.
Students who must cross a street after alighting from the bus shall cross only in front of the bus on the signal by the driver.
Students are subject to suspension per Policy 233 if they are involved in disrupting action jeopardizing the safety and welfare of their fellow students or any infraction of the stated rules of conduct.
All discipline problems will be handled between the school bus driver, the student, the principal, parents/guardians, and when necessary, the Director of Transportation.
Violation of the standards for bus conduct shall be subject to the following penalties:
First Offense: Conference with student and warning letter to parents/guardians. A principal may suspend a student from the bus on the first offense if the first offense is serious in nature.
Second Offense: Suspension of bus riding privileges of one (1) day.
Third Offense: Suspension of bus riding privileges of three (3) days.
Subsequent Offenses: Permanent suspension may occur from school bus riding privileges for the balance of the school year.
Drivers are supplied with bus disciplinary report forms that will be presented to building principals or their designee when specific violations of the bus regulations occur. The school building administration is responsible for discipline on the bus. Parents/Guardians will be afforded a copy of this report and notified of the action taken. Copies of this report will also be submitted to the Director of Transportation.
These regulations apply to all forms of student transportation made available by the district. Activity buses, detention buses and field trips also fall under the guidelines of these regulations.
According to the Pennsylvania Special Education Regulations and Standards, an exceptional student cannot be deprived of his/her appropriate education program without the implementation of procedural safeguards. Therefore, school transportation cannot be withheld without procedural safeguards if it interferes with the student's participation in his/her Individual Education Program.
SPECIAL NEEDS TRANSPORTATION
Special needs transportation is an IEP team decision and, if necessary, will be included in the related services of the student's IEP.
Students should be ready to board the vehicle ten minutes prior to the scheduled arrival time and be at the curb when it arrives ready to board. Waiting inside the house delays the bus and may cause it to arrive at the school after the bell and breakfast service.
The vehicle is not required to honk or call prior to arrival at the curb stop nor stay in excess of three minutes. Please be prepared waiting at the curb and ready to board the vehicle upon arrival.
The Woodland Hills student motto is to be Prompt, Prepared, Productive, Polite, and Proud. Practice this each morning. The bus will remain on schedule. It will arrive at the school on time providing students with enough time for their breakfast and to say hello to their friends.
ADDITIONAL RULES & REGULATIONS
All transportation carrier employees are required to meet the Department of Transportation requirements relating to commercial driver physical examinations. DOT physical cards are required to be kept with the drivers at all times when operating a transportation vehicle for the Woodland Hills School District.
All transportation carrier employees are required to have their Act 34, Act 151 and FBI clearances on file with the district prior to their first day of work.
Transportation routes may be established with the advice and approval of the Board. Bus drivers shall not deviate from the established bus route except for hazardous driving conditions or upon written consent by the Board.
Students shall be taken on and discharged from the school bus only at the designated stops. All stops should be made where the bus can be easily seen. The driver shall give proper signals when slowing and stopping the bus. The driver shall keep the bus stopped until all students are across the highway and safely on the other side after being discharged. The driver will not proceed until all students are seated.
Each student shall be assigned to a bus. Persons other than a school student, employee or official shall not ride in a school bus on a regular route.
The bus driver shall not leave the bus while the motor is running.
Bus doors shall be closed while the bus is in motion.
Bus doors shall be opened at railroad crossings.
Bus drivers are not required to stop and wait at bus stops with no students present. Be at the bus stop--not in a car or on a porch.
The bus driver shall not drive the bus backward on school grounds without the direction of a person on the ground.
Advertising shall not be displayed on the school bus.
No student is permitted to ride any bus other than the one regularly scheduled, unless the driver receives a signed note from the principal or his/her designee. The principal must have a signed note from the custodial parent/guardian, and verify the request by a telephone call.
Parents or guardians should refrain from requesting special services from a bus driver including changing bus stop locations including picking up or dropping off in front of the house. Curb to curb stops are for special needs students only and included in their IEPs.
Kindergarten students will not be dropped off at a stop without a parent, guardian, or appropriate designee to meet them. If no one is at the stop the driver will alert their dispatch who will try to make contact with the family. If there are other children on board the bus, it will continue its run until someone has been contacted. The bus will then return to the stop.
The Transportation Director shall be notified of any overloading of school buses.
TRAVERSA RIDE 360 Parent Portal:
To access your student's bus information register on the portal from your mobile phone or computer. This is a secure site where your student's bus stop, bus number, pick up and drop off times are available. Registration is available at https://pawoodlandhillssd.traversaride360.com/ The bus information will be released to the student's records when routing is complete approximately one week before the start of school.
Click here for additional instructions to register for Traversa 360.
Field Trip Requests
All trip requests must be submitted at least 7 days prior to the trip date. Trip Direct will not accept late submissions. Be sure to include the destination and its address --this ensures the trip is mapped to the correct location-- and any additional locations in the "notes section" that are to be included on the itinerary. This includes stopping for lunch or picking up students from another school. Requests for brown bag meals may also be included in the notes section and the cafeteria will be notified. For safety and insurance purposes the drivers will only go to the places indicated on the trip request. Do not make additional stop requests en route.
Trips must be scheduled between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM to allow for home to school and school to home transportation as well as buses required for athletic trips.
Submit requests through TRIP DIRECT on SCHOOL DUDE . If this is the your first request for a trip in Trip Direct you will be required to register. When creating your password for access please be sure to make it 8 characters, 1 upper case, 1 number, and 1 special character.
If an estimate for a trip is needed, it can be done via the same request form by selecting the box "submit for estimate only" which can be found under Booking Details. No trip will be scheduled until the request is updated.
Once the actual trip request has been submitted it will automatically go to the building principal for approval. Once approved it will go to transportation and be assigned to a garage. Status notifications will be sent to the requester at every step so that you know your trip has been scheduled.
For pre-planning purposes: field trip rates for the 2021 - 2022 school year are based on $176.00 for the first four hours (required) and $44.00 for each additional hour.
Please contact Steph Garrity @ 412-731-1300 x 0187 additional questions regarding field trips.