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WATKINS/PEABODY SHUTTLE

Through parent advocacy, the shuttle continues to connect the Watkins and Peabody campuses.

THE SHUTTLE SOLUTION

The unique one-school/three-campus nature of the Capitol Hill Cluster School does present a challenge when it comes to drop-off and pick-up. To address this, parents of Peabody and Watkins students have access to a shuttle bus that transports students to one campus from the other. The shuttle is free of charge, but space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

REGISTRATION

Students must be individually registered to ride the shuttle. Before the start of the school year, the PTA shuttle bus coordinators communicate when registration for the shuttles is open. While space is limited, we make every effort to accommodate all riders. In the event the shuttle fills up, other interested families are put on a wait-list. To register, or if you have questions, email the Shuttle Coordinators at PeabodyWatkinsShuttle@chcspta.org​

 

RIDING THE SHUTTLE

PICK-UP/DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

Peabody: Front entrance (425 C St NE)
Watkins: Corner of 12th and E St.

MORNING SCHEDULE

Peabody > Watkins: Boards at 8:00 am. Departs at 8:10 am.
Watkins > Peabody: PK3/4 board at 8:10 am. K boards at 8:20 am. Bus departs at 8:30 am.

SEAT BELTS

The shuttle is provided through DCPS. Use of safety restraints while traveling is a requirement. Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 students will be placed in 5-point harness seat belts. Bus monitors will assist Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Kindergarten students with their seat belts.

BAG TAGS

The shuttle is provided through DCPS. Use of safety restraints while traveling is a requirement. Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 students will be placed in 5-point harness seat belts. Bus monitors will assist Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Kindergarten students with their seat belts.

INCLEMENT WEATHER/LATE BUS

In the event of a late bus, parents will be notified by email. On days that school starts on a 2-hour delay due to inclement weather, the bus will operate on a 2-hour delay. On half-days the bus will operate at the early dismissal time.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

RULES FOR RIDERS

The bus is considered an extension of the school day, and school rules apply at all times. Students are expected to:

  1. Follow all directions from the driver and monitor.

  2. Stay in their seat.

  3. Do not eat or drink.

  4. Do not yell or interfere with the safety of other riders.

Students may receive school-issued consequences for incidents that occur on the bus. Additionally, a student may be suspended or completely removed from the bus if there are repeated or serious infractions.

RULES FOR PARENTS

In order to ensure student safety, an on-time school arrival, and a positive bus experience, parents ARE NOT allowed to board the bus before departure.

 

Contact

Stacy Skelly & Gina Faranda, PTA Parent Bus Coordinators

PeabodyWatkinsShuttle@chcspta.org


For bus policy/operations questions, contact Katrel Angry, Assistant Principal, Watkins: katrel.angry@k12.dc.gov