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2022-2023 Transportation Information


The following message has important information regarding School Town of Munster transportation.  Please read this entire message and share with your student(s). 

BUS PICK-UP/DROP-OFF INFORMATION:

Bus stop information (Pickup and dropoff times and locations) has been uploaded into Infofinder and can be accessed at the following link:  http://www.infofinderi.com/ifi/?cid=STOM5XHYMKDL2

Once you reach this link, enter your child’s grade and address and click “Search”.  This will provide you with AM and PM route pick-up and drop-off information.

REMINDER - WWMS STUDENTS AND PARENTS:

  • The new start time for the 2022-2023 school year at Wilbur Wright Middle School is as follows:
    • 7:30 AM – Monday through Friday – Buses Drop Off
    • 7:55 AM – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday – Start of School
    • 8:15 AM – Monday, and Thursday – Start of School
    • 2:50 PM – Monday through Friday – End of School
    • 3:00 PM – Monday through Friday – Buses Depart MHS & WWMS


REMINDER – MHS STUDENTS AND PARENTS:

  • The new start time for the 2022-2023 school year at Munster High School is as follows:
    • 7:35 AM – Monday through Friday – Bus Drop Off
    • 8:00 AM – Monday through Friday – Start of School
    • 2:50 PM – Monday through Friday – End of School
    • 3:00 PM – Monday through Friday – Buses Depart MHS & WWMS

With the new start times to the bell schedule at WWMS and MHS, pick-up times at bus stops may need adjusting depending on if the buses are arriving too early or late at the middle and high school.  We will assess drop off times the first two weeks of school and, if a change is necessary, we will send this information to you via school messenger prior to making any change.  Please make sure you have an up-to-date email in Power School in order to receive school messages.


REMINDER - ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND PARENTS:

  • There are no changes to the bell schedule at any of the elementary schools (Elliott, Frank H. Hammond, and Eads) for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Buses will drop off at all STM elementary schools are as follows;

    • 8:43 AM – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday – Bus Drop Off
    • 9:00 AM – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday – Start of School
    • 9:12 AM – Thursday – Bus Drop Off
    • 9:30 AM – Thursday – Start of School
    • 3:30 PM – Monday through Friday – End of School
    • 3:45 PM – Monday through Friday – Buses Depart Elementary Schools


Late Start Thursdays – Elementary schools will have late starts on Thursday.    THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (8/11/2022) WILL BE A LATE START SCHOOL DAY.  In order to determine your pick-up time, add 30 minutes to the pick-up time listed on Infofinder.  Example: If your elementary child’s pick-up time is 8:29 AM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday – then your child’s pick-up time on all Thursdays would be 8:29 AM + 0:30 = 8:59 AM.


REMINDERS – SAFETY – ALL STUDENTS:

Tips for Students

Students need to be prepared, whether it’s before they get on the bus, while they’re riding to school, or when they’re getting ready to get off the bus back at home.

 

GETTING ON THE BUS:

• Make sure your child knows his/her address (THIS INCLUDES HIGH SCHOOLERS).

• Be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.

• Maintain a safe distance. Stand at least 6 feet away from the curb when the bus approaches.

• Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says it's okay to step onto the bus.

• Remain visible to the bus driver at all times. If you have to cross the street in front of the bus, walk at least 10 feet ahead of it before you cross. Be sure the bus driver can see you and you can see the bus driver.

• Never walk behind the bus. You should always make sure that you're in the driver's line of sight. The driver cannot see immediately behind the bus.  Remember, if you cannot see the bus mirrors, then the bus driver cannot see you.

• Use the handrails to avoid falling.

 

WHILE RIDING THE BUS:
• If seat belts are available on the bus, buckle up.

• Don't speak loudly or make loud noises that could distract the driver.

• Stay in your seat.

• Don't put your head, arms, or hands out the window.

• Keep the aisle clear of books, bags, and other objects.

• Gather your belongings before you reach your stop.

• Wait for the bus to stop completely before getting up from your seat.

 

WHEN EXITING THE BUS:
• Use the handrail when exiting.

• Be careful that clothing and backpacks don't get caught in the handrails or doors when exiting the bus.

• If you have to cross in front of the bus after you get off, first walk at least 10 feet ahead until you can see the driver.

• Make sure the driver can see you.

• Wait for a signal from the driver before crossing in front of the bus.

• When the driver signals, look left, right, then left again. Walk across the road and keep an eye out for sudden traffic changes.

• If your vision is blocked, move to an area where you can see other drivers and they can see you.

• Do not cross the center line of the road until the bus driver signals that it’s safe.

• Stay away from the rear wheels of the bus at all times.

• If you drop something near the bus, tell the bus driver. Never try to pick it up without warning the driver first, because the driver may not be able to see you

 

If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach the School Town of Munster Transportation Department at (219) 836-3234.

 

STM Bus Sanitation Process






Office Telephone Numbers and Hours

Transportation Office Phone Number: 219.836.3234 x 8005
   
Transportation Office Hours: 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
   
Transportation Mechanic's Office: 219.836.3235 x 8006
 
Transportation Service Center Hours: 6:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.