PHCA students are transported on Charles County school buses. Bus schedules are published in the county newspapers before school starts each year. You will want to check the schedule for the time of pick up and location of the bus stop nearest your home. Be sure the schedule states that PHCA students ride the bus. School buses run regular routes and adhere closely to the established times of pick up. Children should be ready well ahead of the pick up time.
MISBEHAVIOR ON THE SCHOOL BUS IS CONSIDERED VERY SERIOUS AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. ONE CHILD’S IMPROPER CONDUCT COULD ENDANGER THE ENTIRE BUS LOAD OF CHILDREN.
Should the bus driver write up a student for misbehavior, the parent will be notified by letter with a copy of the “Pupil Behavior Report” provided by the bus driver. Second offenses may cause the student to be suspended from riding the bus for a specific period of time. If this happens, the student will have to be transported to and from PHCA by car. If a third offense occurs, the student will not be allowed to ride the school bus for the remainder of the school year.
Car riders are to be dropped off and picked up at the designated parking lots as stated in the “Welcome Packet”. Please allow the designated staff members to assist your child getting out of and into your car.
If your child will be leaving PHCA by any other means of transportation, a note MUST be sent to the teacher. In the case of an emergency, a phone call to the office will be acceptable. Without a note or phone call (emergencies only), your child will leave school by his/her regular mode of transportation. Word of mouth from the student to the teacher concerning a change in transportation is NOT acceptable.