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Norwalk schools set to open: School calendar, bus schedule links here

NORWALK, Conn. – Staggered school opening begin Wednesday, Aug. 28, in Norwalk.

To see the school calendar, click here:2013-14SchoolCalendar

For a complete list of school bus routes, click here: 2013-2014 NPS ROUTES

If you are trying to locate your student’s bus before 8 a.m. or after 4 p.m., call (203) 855-1870.

According to the Norwalk Public Schools website, transportation is provided for:

• Students in Kindergarten through Grade 3 who live more than 1 mile from the school

• Students in Grade 4 through Grade 8 who live more than 1 1/2 miles from the school

• Students in Grade 9 through Grade 12 who live more than 2 miles from school

Eligibility limits are measured from the property line of the family’s home shortest distance to the property line of the school. A walking linear measurement wheel is used to measure the distance in feet and is then converted to mileage. A car odometer reading or GPS navigation are not state accepted tools for measuring eligibility as tire size, wheel base and odometers vary on vehicles. If you are not certain of eligibility please contact your school office for further information.

Students are required to be at bus stops 15 minutes prior to the scheduled arrival time to ensure ample time for the routes. A bus can arrive up to 15 minutes after scheduled arrival time and still be considered “on time” at the school. During the first few weeks of school it is important for students to adhere to this policy. As the weeks go by and the community becomes adjusted to the opening of school the actual arrival time will be closer to schedule.

Please keep in mind that routes are subject to change at any time without prior notification.

Drivers, remember to use extreme caution when driving at times when students are heading to or from school. Also remember to stop for school buses that are stopped with flashers engaged. Passing a stopped school bus that has its warning devices activated carries steep fines and can cause serious or deadly injury to children.

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