During the 2012-2013 school year, Norwood School is offering three cluster bus routes and one van route in the morning to assist our families in their commutes. Norwood looks to add an additional route(s) based on potential ridership demand. Norwood is not currently providing bus transportation at the end of the school day. Current routes run to Norwood from the Friendship Heights/Spring Valley/Palisades area and the Connecticut Avenue area, and the McLean Virginia area. We hope to add additional routes in the future as the demand for bus transportation grows.
The following operational policies are intended to ensure safe, reliable, and economical transportation for our students.
Cluster Pick-up Time:
Buses are scheduled to arrive at the first pick up location by 7:20 AM and to depart at 7:25 AM. They are scheduled to depart from the second pick up location at 7:30 AM.
Bus routes will be established each year to accommodate the specific locations of bus riders for that year. The goal is to serve the most possible riders while ensuring safety and minimizing total ride time. The current routes are indicated below.
Cleveland Park/Tenleytown/Wesley Heights Area
Stop - Guy Mason Center
Parking Lot, 3600 Calvert Street, NW (DC)
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Friendship Heights/Spring Valley/Palisades Area
Stop - CVS Parking Lot, 4855 Massachusetts Avenue, NW (DC)
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Connecticut Avenue/Chevy Chase Area
1st Stop - Politics and Prose, 5013 Connecticut Avenue, NW (DC)
2nd Stop - Safeway, 5545 Connecticut Avenue, NW (DC)
Northern Virginia Area
1st Stop - Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway (Arlington, VA)
2nd Stop - McLean Presbyterian Church, 1020 Balls Hill Road (McLean, VA)
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Cost Per Child:
$950 per child for the 2012-2013 school year.
Bus fees are billed in the fall and will be payable in two equal installments in September and January.
In the case of inclement weather, bus service pick-up points and/or times may need to be altered. The Business Manager or bus driver advises parents of any such changes in a timely manner so appropriate arrangements can be made.
Drivers are current Norwood School employees or professional bus drivers. All drivers will participate in an extensive training program. Federal, state and driving background checks will be required of all drivers.
14-passenger Norwood Activity Buses and/or Norwood Minivans
All buses and minivans are equipped with safety belts, and all passengers will be required to use them when riding the bus.