Transportation Services

Road Work Sign

Important Message to Staff and Families 8/25/2023

Schools open on Tuesday, August 29th for Grades 1-12 and there is no school on Friday, September 1st. Please be aware that there will be traffic delays due to the MWRA road construction project on Lexington Street - detours are still in effect. Lexington Street northbound is accessible and all are encouraged to use the Access Road as an alternate route. Expect delays and allow yourselves up to an additional 30 minutes to arrive at school.

It is recommended to have your children arrive at the bus stop 5-10 minutes prior to the route start time as circumstances beyond our control could occasionally make the bus early or late.

Please be patient as the bus drivers are working hard to make sure your children arrive safely to school and safely home from school. 

Thank you for your cooperation and wishing you a great school year ahead!

Waltham Police Traffic Advisory Updates

Additional information can be found here: Transportation Updates

Expect delays and allow yourselves up to an additional 30 minutes to arrive at school.

Welcome to the Transportation Office

Our prime concern in creating routes and bus stops is to provide safe and efficient transportation for the school community. Central Office is responsible for the day-to-day functions and administration of all school bus services. Bus routes are based on student enrollment and eligibility and may vary each school year. Students are assigned to bus stops as determined by their residence and in order to ensure accountability for all our students, assigned buses and stops must be strictly adhered to. It is the district's practice that bus arrangements for eligible students are managed at the school building level and must be followed as the safety and security of our students is of utmost importance. Additional information is published in the Student Handbooks.

Student Transportation

How will my student get t o and from school?
Per Waltham School Committee policy, school bus transportation will be provided for students as follows: 

  1. Grades K - 8: Students living more than one and one-half miles from school.

  2. Grades 9 - 12: Students living more than two miles from school.

If a student’s home to school distance falls below the transportation eligibility limits presented above, the student will be identified as a ‘walker’. The safety of our walking students is a top priority; therefore School Traffic Supervisors are located in areas determined by the Waltham Police Department in conjunction with the School Safety Officer and school principals. In order to ensure the safety of our walking students, School Traffic Supervisors are assigned at the locations designated and can be found here: School Traffic Supervisors Post Locations. 

Our intention is to promote a safe environment for all students and staff while riding the bus to and from school. Parents and guardians are expected to provide age-appropriate supervision for their student(s) at the bus stop. Students waiting for, transported on, or leaving the school bus, are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with proper rules of conduct.

In order to protect the health and wellbeing of all our students we must all work together to ensure students are transported to and from school safely, along with bus drivers and monitors. 

Please review the following information and contact the Transportation Office if you have any questions.

  • Mask wearing on buses or vans are optional.

  • Eating and drinking are not allowed on buses.

  • Only authorized school staff are permitted to enter a school bus.

  • Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students must be accompanied by an adult at pick up and drop off times.  

  • Capacity on large buses: 77 students; small buses: 28 students.

  • Elementary School students may sit 3 to a bench.

  • Middle and High School students may sit 2 to a bench.

If you have any questions, please refer to the Transportation Frequently Asked Questions below.

If you don't find what you are looking for, please contact: transportation@walthampublicschools.org / 781-314-5422.

MBTA

MBTA Student Pass Program
MBTA Student Pass Request

Emergency Medical Plan

The school bus is considered an extension of the classroom. Due to allergies and other health concerns, eating or drinking is NOT ALLOWED on the bus. If your child has a medical condition, it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to provide a School Bus Emergency Medical form with an action plan for the student to the bus driver. 

School Bus Emergency Medical Information.pdf

Información Medica de Emergencia Autobús Escolar.pdf

Enfòmasyon sou otobis pou otobis lekòl la.pdf

School bus

Routes that have been modified are highlighted in yellow:

WPS 2023-2024 School Bus Routes

Our Lady's Academy 2023-2024 School Bus Routes-Revised 9/20/23

All Bus Routes Are Subject to Change
Please continue to visit this page for the most recent route information as bus routes are subject to change due to factors including student enrollment, roadwork conditions, and ridership times.

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School Traffic Supervisors
2023-2024 Post Locations

Transportation Vendors

JSC Transportation Services
(978) 600-5720

Eastern Bus Company
215 Lexington Street
(781) 790-0878