Transportation can be arranged for children with special needs. A transportation form must be completed by the parents requesting transportation. You may request a transportation form from the preschool secretary or your child’s teacher. You will be contacted by the preschool secretary with your child’s pick up and/or drop off times and bus numbers prior to your child’s transportation start date.

Students must be picked up and dropped off at one location for four consecutive days. Drop off and pick up location may be different with approval.

If you choose to utilize transportation, please be aware that due to the size of the district and complexity of routing preschool children to several different preschool sites, routes can be up to an hour in length. Preschool is unique because our class sizes grow throughout the school year. We do not start with our entire class. Instead, as children turn three and/or complete the evaluation process, children are added to the class lists. Route times often change as students are added to the routes.

Some preschool students will ride preschool-only buses, while other preschool students will be riding an elementary bus. The bus used during dismissal for the a.m. class and pick up for the p.m. class will always be preschool-only buses.

All preschool students who ride the school bus are required to wear a safety vest. Safety vests are the property of Olentangy Schools and will need to be returned at the end of the school year. Failure to return the safely vest will result in a charge equal to replacement costs.

All transportation requests/ changes or concerns must come through the preschool office secretary. Do not make a request for a transportation change directly to the transportation department. The preschool secretary needs to initiate the change to ensure that the teacher/assistant is fully aware of the change.

Additions to routes and route changes can take up to five business days to be arranged.

If you are utilizing bus transportation and your transportation location changes, it may be necessary to change your child’s building location if the new location is in a different attendance boundary than the school the child already attends.

If your child is attending a daycare, the parent is responsible for checking with the daycare to see if the daycare bus can transport to preschool and/or back to daycare at the end of the day. Olentangy can transport to and from daycares located within Olentangy attendance boundaries only when there are no other options for parental or private transportation.