**Registration for some routes may still be for a WAITLIST.**
DCPS will be in charge of the Peabody-Watkins Shuttle for this school year. The contractor will be Miles Away Charter, LLC, the same company that ran the shuttles last year. Shuttle service resumes August 21, 2017.
Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is now open for a WAITLIST. Students must sign up 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. (This differs from last year, when the location was temporarily moved elsewhere due to construction.)
|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|
|Peabody to Watkins||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.
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.
Vince Mareino and Kelly Guhr, PTA Shuttle Co-Coordinators