Watkins/Peabody Shuttle Bus Information
Peabody-Watkins Metrobus Shuttle (2016-2017)
DCPS will provide a safe and reliable shuttle between the Peabody and Watkins campuses of the Cluster School.
Please note—for school year 2016-2017 this registration is PEABODY students only. Transportation for Watkins students needing to get to Eliot-Hine (from Peabody or Watkins) will also be provided by DCPS, but registration for that was sent out in an email from Principal Bell.
- At Watkins, bus departs at 8:30 a.m. arriving at Peabody at about 8:40 a.m.
- At Peabody, bus leaves at 3:15 p.m. arriving at Watkins at about 3:25 p.m.
Buses will follow the DCPS school calendar, including half days, early dismissals, and late start times. Please note that these bus schedules are approximate, and service can be delayed due to traffic, bus operation, and inclement weather.
All bus riders, monitors, and parents/caregivers must follow the Capitol Hill Cluster School Code of Conduct at all times before and during bus rides. In the mornings, parents or caregivers must remain with their children until they have boarded the bus or been advised otherwise by the monitor. In the afternoons, parents/caregivers must meet their children at the bus. If your child misses the bus, he/she should report directly to the main office for assistance. On the bus, children must remain seated and follow the instructions of the bus monitor at all times; no eating, drinking, standing, yelling, or interfering with other riders’ safety is allowed.
For the 2016-2017 school year, Watkins will be a construction site. It is more important than ever that, if your child uses the afternoon bus service, you or your child’s caretaker is at Watkins promptly at 3:25. We urge all families to use the buddy system and pair up with one or two other families so that if one parent has an emergency, no child is left behind.
There is no fee for the DCPS shuttle service.
Registration & Payment
Registration is requested so that the bus monitors can know who to expect on the bus and so that they have contact information in case it is needed.
Vince Mareino and Kelly Guhr, PTA Shuttle Co-Coordinators