Open Enrollment is Underway! Kuumba Academy is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year in for students in grades K-8. Kuumba Academy will host Open House sessions on designated Tuesdays in December and January. To schedule an Open House session, please call 660-4750. Students applying for grades 1st- 8th are encouraged to attend the Open House sessions with their parents.
|School Bus Routes/Schedule|
You should have recevieved a bus stop designation form, name tags, and a bus contract in the mail this summer. Please complete the bus stop designation form and the contract and return it to Kuumba Academy by the first day of school. Name tags are to be worn the first day and week of school, to ensure that the drivers and the teachers can identify the correct bus for each student.
The bus schedule for the 2014-2015 school year is posted below. When determining the stop your child will use, please pick the stop closest to your residence that is listed on the schedule. Complete and return in the Bus Stop Designation Form to Kuumba Academy by the first day of school. Kuumba contracts its bus service with Advanced Student Transportation, Inc. As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding the bus services, please call the school. Should you find it necessary to contact the school with questions, please know the BUS NUMBER and BUS STOP LOCATION.
Click here for the Bus Route Pickup and Drop-off Times 2014-2015
Get the Bus Stop Designation Form here!
As a reminder, please have your child(ren) at the bus stop at least ten (10) minutes before the listed time for bus pickup; because of the close scheduling, the bus driver will not be able to wait for late arrivals. Also, due to afternoon rush hour traffic concerns please allow at least ten (10) minutes after designated time for drop off.
If your child is new to Kuumba, please complete the safety tag form that was mailed home this summer according to instructions, place it in a plastic sandwich bag, and pin it to your child. This is especially important for our kinidergarten bus riders.
ALL BUS RIDERS MUST BE MET BY A PARENT, GUARDIAN OR RESPONSIBLE AUTHORIZED PERSON LISTED WITH THE SCHOOL, UNLESS A WAIVER WRITTEN ON THE BUS STOP DESIGNATION FORM IS SIGNED AND SUBMITTED. A FORM IS ENCLOSED BUT IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE SCHOOL LOBBY FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT.
Remember to discuss the bus rules with your child—SIGN & SUBMIT ATTACHED CONTRACT. Filings of more than three (3) Bus Conduct Reports by the bus drivers will result in either temporary or permanent suspension from the bus.
Please contact Andrew Byard, Dean of Student Services @ 302-660-4749 if there are any concerns regarding bus routes, bus arrival times etc. Mr. Andrew Byard is also the point of contact for any student or behavioral concerns occurring on the bus.
Thank you so much for your support as we to ensure a safe school bus environment for your child.
Riding a school bus is a privilege for each student. Please review the rules and regulations with your child(ren). If your child becomes a discipline or safety problem he/she may lose the opportunity or privilege to ride the bus. If the following rules and regulations are not followed, the student may no longer be given the opportunity or privilege to ride the bus. If this privilege is suspended or revoked, the parent(s) /guardian(s) will be responsible for transporting his/her child(ren) to and from school.
1. Students must follow the bus driver’s or bus attendant’s directions the first time they are given.
2. Students must keep their hands, feet and head inside the bus at all times.
3. Fighting, horseplay, or profanity will not be tolerated.
4. Littering or damaging the bus in any way will not be tolerated.
5. Students are not allowed eat or drink on the bus.
6. All students are to remain seated for the duration of the bus ride.
7. Students must not scream, talk loudly, or push anyone.
8. Students must not tease anyone, talk back to the driver or use rude gestures while on the bus.
9. No throwing objects from the bus.
10. The isle must be kept clear; so no book-bags, coats, legs or other objects are in the isle.