Schedules & Forms
Bus schedules for each school, including bus stop locations and times.
Forms to request an exception to your childs normal assigned bus and route.
(All forms must be approved by the Transportation Supervisor before they become effective.)
School Bus Rules and Regulations
Key Release Letter
Special Education Information Letter
(All SPED forms must be approved by the Transportation Supervisor before they become effective.)
Late Bus Procedures
Every effort is made to ensure buses arrive at the bus stops on time. The ability to meet bus schedules is becoming increasingly difficult. Buses will depart the bus barn area on time and encounter unforeseen traffic congestion, weather and road condition changes, accidents, and trains. Occasionally, a bus will be late due to a mechanical breakdown or a relief driver missing a stop or driving a bit slower so as not to miss a stop. Consideration is given to all of the above factors, but at times adjustments cannot be made to avoid lateness.
Inclement Weather Procedures
As many of you realize, the weather in Colorado can vary widely from day to day and through different parts of the Colorado Springs region. District Eight monitors the weather closely in an attempt to provide safe access to schools for students, parents and staff. Typically District Eight is either open at the regular time or completely closed. We do want to make students and parents aware of the fact that the District also has the option of a 2 Hour Late Start. A 2 Hour Late Start may be used when a storm is passing or when additional time may be needed to prepare for students and staff arriving at their schools. Two hour late starts will be announced through the same channels as a school closure. These channels include television, radio and the district’s website. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CLOSURES WILL LIST FOUNTAIN-FORT CARSON SCHOOL DISTRICT EIGHT AS; “DISTRICT 8”. This description is used to differentiate the school district from the closures or delays that may occur on Fort Carson.
A 2 Hour Late Start means that all bus pickup times will be moved 2 hours. So a normal pickup of 6:30 a.m. would become 8:30 a.m., etc. The District will only hold classes if it believes it is safe to do so. If parents believe the conditions are not safe it is always the parent’s option to keep students home. The absence will be excused. If you have any questions, please call the school.