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CPS and CES Announcement

posted Aug 8, 2017, 10:45 AM by   [ updated Jan 17, 2019, 5:15 AM by Tobie Jones ]

August 8, 2017

Dear Parents,

I appreciate your help with getting this school year off to a great start!  For those of you who have students in grades PreK-4, I need to ask for your help.  If you have a student in grades PreK-4 who rides a school bus in the afternoon, I need for an adult to be VISIBLE from the bus before the bus drivers will allow a student to get off the bus. 

If an adult is NOT visible, the bus driver will radio the school to contact the parent.  The student will remain on the school bus to return with the driver to pick up the CMS and CHS students.  If the school has made contact with the adult and the driver can see the adult during the second run, the driver will allow the student to get off the bus. 

If the driver cannot visibly see an adult the SECOND trip around, the driver will bring the student back to his/her school (CPS or CES).  After the third day a student has to be transported back to his/her school in the afternoon, the student will be assigned to the after-school program and the parent will be charged a $25 registration fee and $10 per day. 

Any student, who is a CAR RIDER at Commerce Primary and is not picked up by 3:05 pm, will be assigned to the after-school program after three days of not being picked up by 3:05 pm.  Any student assigned to the after-school program at Commerce Primary will have a registration fee of $25 and a $10 per day charge.

I appreciate your help with keeping our students as safe as possible and making the afternoons for car and bus riders as efficient as possible.  Please let me know if you have any questions.


Joy Tolbert

Joy R. Tolbert, Ed.D.