Transportation

Last Updated: 6/8/2021 10:31 AM

The Lee County's Georgia Pre-K staff and the school system’s transportation office (229) 903-2212 can assist you with information regarding bus transportation. You can also check out the LCSS Transportation page for important information regarding Bus Regulations, Student Responsibilities, Driver Responsibilities, Director Responsibilities, Consequences, Alternate Buses and Bus Assignments.

Riding the school bus is a privilege. Improper conduct on the bus can result in the privilege being denied. Bus transportation rules are simple and easy for Lee County's Georgia Pre-K students to follow. They are designed to help the driver keep a safe an orderly bus and to help a student understand his/her responsibility as a passenger on the school bus.

Afternoon Car Pick-Up 2:50-3:10

Enter the car lane at the designated gate on Starksville Ave (do not enter through bus entrance). The lane will merge into one at the fence, so please be sure to take turns entering.  Please stop at the pedestrian line until you are signaled to move forward. In order for car pick up to run smoothly, please put the car pick-up sign on the left hand side of the car windshield.  You will receive this at Open House.  We will follow this procedure all school year.  Each student should be picked up by 3:10.  You must have a sign present in the car to pick up the student. If a sign is not present, you will be asked to park and come inside the office to show identification.  If you need extra signs, please inform your child’s teacher at the beginning of the school year. 

A teacher will call students on the radio. The teachers on car duty will load students on the right side of the car.  Once your child is in, please do not get out of the car, pull forward toward the BoE building to give assistance with seatbelts if needed

Adults will guide traffic flow so that 3 students may be loaded at once. Each student should be picked up by 3:10

Morning drop-off 7:308:15 

Enter the car lane at the designated gate on Starksville Ave (do not enter through bus entrance). The lane will merge into one at the fence, please be sure to take turns entering.  You will pull up to the fence in front of the building and a teacher will assist your child out of the car. Booster seats should be placed on the right side of the vehicle. Parents should remain in the vehicle at all times. The teachers on duty will assist your child from the car. Please have your child ready to exit the vehicle as soon as you pull up to the covered area so traffic can run smoothly. If you arrive past 8:15, you will be required to park and sign in. The teachers on duty will watch for the last car to pull up. If you pull up past 8:15, even if other cars are in front of you, it is still considered tardy.  We do not allow walk ups in the mornings or afternoons.  This is very dangerous due to the amount of traffic, buses, and lunch trucks.  

Extended Day 

Lee County School System offers an “Extended Day” program for students who are enrolled in the Lee County School System Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade. This program is offered daily at Lee Co. Primary, Kinchafoonee Primary, Twin Oaks Elementary, and Lee Co. Elementary. All Pre-K students will be transported by bus to KPS or LCPS according to their school zone. Students will be met by qualified staff to conduct student activities at the schools. Some of these activities include indoor and outdoor games, movement activities, art and crafts and assistance if needed with homework. Students are provided a snack daily.

The program is provided from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. each day school is in session. 

Bus Information 

Pre-k staff and the school system’s transportation office (903-2212) can assist you with information regarding bus transportation. You can also check out the LCSS page https://www.lee.k12.ga.us/content/transportation  for important information regarding Bus Regulations, Student Responsibilities, Driver Responsibilities, Director Responsibilities, Consequences, Alternate Buses and Bus Assignments.Riding the school bus is a privilege. Improper conduct on the bus can result in the privilege being denied. Bus transportation rules are simple and easy for Pre-K students to follow. They are designed to help the driver keep a safe, orderly bus and to help students understand their responsibility as passengers on the school bus. NOTE:  NO BUS CHANGES OR CAR PICK UP CHANGES WILL BE MADE OVER THE PHONE, EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA, or TEXT! You must send a note or fax containing the information below.

  1. Name of child and teacher

  2. Name of person and place and bus number 

  3. Actual date of change: Not “today or tomorrow”

  4. Signature of Parent

  5. Phone number of person to contact if more information is needed 

The note should be placed in the student’s communication folder that is sent home daily or faxed to 229-903-3997. 

Bus Transfer

All Pre-K students will ride a transfer bus to LCP or KPS depending on their zone. Once they arrive at their school they will be placed on the bus assigned to their address. Four assistants will be on bus duty at all times to direct students to their assigned bus.  It is required that the bus tag remains attached to your child’s book bag at all times. This is to ensure that your child is placed on the correct bus.  The assistants also meet the students in the morning at KPS and LCP and ride the transfer bus with them back to Pre-K.