SPECIFICS REGARDING THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR SHUTTLE SERVICE ARE BEING CONFIRMED AND WILL BE AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER. TENTATIVE INFO BELOW.
DCPS will be in charge of the Peabody-Watkins Shuttle for the 2018-2019 school year. Shuttle service is expected to begin on the first day of school.
Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is expected to open in early August. Check back to this page for updates. Students must be registered to ride the shuttle in order to ensure rider safety and help prevent truancy. Each student must be registered individually. There is no fee to ride the shuttle.
At Peabody, pickup & drop-off will be at the front entrance (425 C St NE).
At Watkins, pickup & drop-off will be on E St SE at the corner of 12th and E St.
When (anticipated times based on 2017-18 school year)
|Route||Begin Loading||Bus Departure||Grades|
|Peabody to Watkins||8:00 AM||8:15 AM||1st and 2nd|
|Peabody to Watkins||8:00 AM||8:15 AM||3rd through 5th|
|Watkins to Peabody||8:25 AM||8:30 AM||PK3 through K|
|Route||Bus Departure||Bus Arrival||Grades|
|Peabody to Watkins||3:00 PM||3:10 PM||PK3 through K|
|Watkins to Peabody||3:25 PM||3:35 PM||1st and 2nd|
|Watkins to Peabody||3:25 PM||3:35 PM||3rd through 5th|
Students must follow all school agreements. Specifically, Peabody-Watkins Panthers should Be Kind, Show Respect, and Have P.R.I.D.E. Expectations are as follows:
- Follow all directions from the driver and monitor.
- Stay in your seat.
- No eating or drinking.
- No yelling or interfering with other riders’ safety.
In the mornings, parents or caregivers must remain with their children until they have boarded the shuttle. Parents are not allowed to board the shuttle.
In the afternoons, parents/caregivers must meet their children at the shuttle. PK3-K students riding the bus from Peabody to Watkins in the afternoon must be signed off the bus through the bus monitor. Any child still on the bus at 3:20 will be escorted to the Watkins main office.
Last minute changes to your child’s dismissal transportation plan are discouraged, but in the event you must change plans, please call the school’s main office in addition to emailing your child’s teacher. Teachers are involved in instruction and may not be able to access email immediately.
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.
Stacy Skelly, PTA Shuttle Coordinator