Bus Transportation for 15′-16′ School Year UPDATED

Back to School – Bus Information:
 
All routes are subject to change at any time.
 
Please check back to warehamps.org for updated route information and bus numbers.
 
We encourage parents and students to:

  • Do not be tardy for the bus. Getting to the bus stop 5 to 10 minutes prior to the arrival of the bus prevents rushing.
  • Stay 10 giant steps away from the outside of the bus.
  • Follow all safety protocols when walking to bus stops or when waiting at bus stops and
    never engage in horseplay at a bus stop and never wait in the street.
  • Wait for the bus to stop completely before approaching or preparing to leave.
  • Before approaching a school bus to get on, wait until it comes to a complete stop and
    activates flashing red lights. Be alert if crossing to a bus to ensure that cars have stopped.
  • Wait until the driver lets you know it is OK to cross the street or walk in front of the bus.
  • Always sit properly on the bus. Avoid standing and obey bus driver’s instructions.
  • No horseplay, shouting or yelling while getting on or off or riding on a school bus. Always be
    courteous and respectful of others.
  • Avoid picking up any items they may have dropped near the bus. Instead ask the driver
    for help.
  • Stay away from the bus wheels at all times.
  • Keep hands and arms inside of the bus and never throw anything from a school bus.
  • Wait until the bus stops before getting out of your seat.
  • Always be aware of other traffic when getting off of a school bus.
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    Promoting the safety of children in Wareham is the most important obligation responsible adults share.
     
    By taking a few minutes to review these suggestions, much can be done to enhance the school environment.
     
    Children are our most precious commodities. I ask parents and students to join with us in making this
    school year safe, healthy and productive for all.
     
    With the increase in mobile technology, students and motorists can easily become distracted. The few
    seconds it takes to talk on a cell phone, text or change songs can take a student’s focus off of walking safely to the bus stop or cause a motorist to not see a bus’s important safety features like stop arms and warning lights.
     
    Motorists should remember that wherever there is a school bus, there are children around. Always heed
    the school bus stop lights. When the stop lights are activated, children are entering or exiting the bus, and motorists must stop until the area is clear.
     
    Wareham is focused on delivering safe and reliable transportation to the students of the community every single day.

    UPDATED 8.28.2015

    Back to School Letter

    2016 MINOT AM routes

    2016 HS-MS-CoOp AM routes

    2016 DECAS AM routes

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    Welcome to our 2015-16 School Year!

    Welcome to our 2015-16 School Year!

     
    Preparations for our opening day of school are winding down as we excitedly count down the days to the opening bell.
     
    Our focus this year, as in the past, is providing our students with a high-quality, academic challenging, and supportive educational environment. We have reconfigured several positions, which existed in past years, to positions which will provide additional support for our students and teachers, as we are committed to creating a positive and rigorous learning environment. It is our expectation that all who enter our doors remain respectful to all, ready and willing to learn.
     
    Taking pictures on the first day of school is a tradition for many families. We would love to see those precious first day photos. Please connect with us on social media and share your pictures, thoughts and stories using the hashtags #backtoschool and #vikingpride.
     
    FB: Wareham Public Schools
    Twitter: @WarehamPS
    Instagram: warehampublicschools
     
    Listed below are upcoming events in our schools. Please look for weekly updates during the school year.
     
    I anticipate that this will be our best school year yet. If at any time during the year I may be of help to you, please do not hesitate in contacting me.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Dr. Shaver-Hood
     
    DECAS EVENTS
     
    August 26, 2015 – Family Back to School Night at Decas 5:30 – 7:00 PM
    August 31 Grades 1 & 2 Start school
    August 31 – Sept. 3rd Kindergarten orientation appointments
    September 8th first day of Kindergarten
    September 8th Grades 1 & 2 picture day
    September 10th Kindergarten picture day
     
    MINOT EVENTS
     
    Aug 27- Family Back to School Night at Minot 5:30 -7:00 PM
    Aug 31-First day for grades 1-12
    Sept 4-No School
    Sept 7-No School
    Sept 8-First day for preschool and kindergarten
    Sept 8-Boys and Girls Club starts
    Sept 11-Preschool screening by appointment
    Sept 15-Early Release 12:50 for grades 3, and 4 and 10:50 for preschool
    Sept 21-PTA meeting, 6:30 at Decas
    Sept 28-Principal’s Coffee, 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM
    Sept 29-School Picture Day
     
    MIDDLE SCHOOL
     
    Book Fair – Sept 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
    Open House – Sept 24, 5-6:30PM
     
    HIGH SCHOOL
     
    Tuesday, August 25 at 6pm WHS Meet the Fall Coaches Night (Auditorium)
    Saturday, September 26 at 2pm WHS Athletic Booster Club Trip to Foxwoods

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    August  2015
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    • Pan Mass Challenge
      Starts: 9:00 am
      Ends: August 1, 2015 - 6:00 pm
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    • School Committee Meeting
      Starts: 7:00 pm
      Ends: August 19, 2015 - 8:00 pm
      Location: WMS
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    • WMS - Mentor/Protege Meeting for new Staff in WMS Library
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: August 25, 2015 - 12:00 am
      Location: WMS Library
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    • WMS - Mentor/Protege Meeting for New Staff in WMS Library
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: August 26, 2015 - 12:00 am
      Location: WMS Library
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    • Decas Family Back to School Night

      Starts: 5:30 pm

      Ends: 7:00 pm, August 26, 2015

      Location: John W Decas Elementary School

    • Back to School Family Night
      Starts: 5:30 pm
      Ends: August 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm
      Location: Decas
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    • Minot Family Back to School Night

      Starts: 5:30 pm

      Ends: 7:00 pm, August 27, 2015

      Location: Minot Forest Elementary School, 63 Minot Avenue, Wareham, MA 02571, United States

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    • School Begins

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    • Decas Kindergarten Orientation

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, September 4, 2015

    • Decas Gr. 1 & 2 Begin School

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    • WMS - First Day of School
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: September 1, 2015 - 12:00 am
    • After School Childcare Begins (Decas, Minot, WMS) Office of Beyond School Time

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    • MF - First Day of school/Welcome Back!
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: September 1, 2015 - 12:00 am
     
    To download the 2015-2016 District Calendar, click here