Transportation services are currently available for all students in grades K to 12 in the Olmsted Falls City School District. An email confirming individual student bus route information is sent in mid-August. Please call the Transportation Department at 427-6350 if you have any questions about your child's bus route. Thank you!
IMPORTANT OFCS TRANSPORTATION NEWS
Daily Transportation Updates
To help provide a central resource to log information on changes to normal bus routes which may result in delays, we have created a new OFCS Transportation Updates Page. This new resource will provide daily Route-Specific Updates by Bus # including details on any changes to the route (i.e. substitute driver or bus on the route) along with estimated delay time. This page will also include a General Notices section about issues impacting the flow of traffic in the community which, in turn, can also affect bus routes. Please click HERE or on the graphic below to access to the new OFCS Transportation Updates page.
The Transportation Department is advising parents to please contact them with any address changes over the summer, so students can get assigned to the appropriate bus routes. Please simply plan to call 427-6350 to provide the updated information. If no answer, please leave parent name & phone number, along with student's name, grade, and new address info on the voicemail. This information can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please note that official address changes MUST be made directly with your child's school building when school office re-opens following the summer break. Advising the Transportation Department is simply a planning tool and does not result in a change in a student's official building records.
Change in Transportation Use
The Transportation Department also asks families to please call in to advise if you know your student(s) will not be using bus service at all in the upcoming school year. This helps them in planning the most efficient routes possible by being able to eliminate unnecessary stops. Please call 427-6350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to report if your child will not be using transportation services during the 2023-2024 school year.
Alternate Transportation Requests
Annual Alternate Transportation Requests can be completed online using the new electronic Alternate Transportation Request Form. Alternate Transportation Requests must be submitted annually for each child BY JUNE 15TH for the following school year.
About Alternate Transportation Requests: Who Needs One?
An Alternate Transportation Request form is FOR ANY STUDENT WHO WILL REQUIRE TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS OTHER THAN RIDING THE SCHOOL BUS TO/FROM THEIR HOME ADDRESS. Please Note: Students planning to ride the school bus to and from their home residence each school day DO NOT need to complete this form.
Students must be picked up and dropped off by an Olmsted Falls School bus at a single location, morning and afternoon, for the entire school year. This location may be the student’s residence OR another single, designated alternate location within District boundaries. No day-to-day or week-to-week changes will be permitted.
Parents will be asked to identify a single location for pick-up and drop-off for their child(ren) that is consistent the entire school year. If this single location is different than the child’s residence, then an Alternative Transportation Form must be submitted to the Olmsted Falls Transportation Department on or before June 15th each year.
Students may still be dropped off or picked up by local daycare providers at the school which they attend or at the Falls-Lenox hub. This will also require an Alternate Transportation Form be submitted by June 15th each year.
If you have a student who falls into any of the categories below - INCLUDING CAR RIDERS - please plan to complete an Alternate Transportation Request online by Tuesday, June 15th:
- Students in grades PreK-12 with a SINGLE, DESIGNATED ALTERNATE LOCATION FOR PICK UP AND DROP OFF
- Students in grades PreK-12 using OUTSIDE TRANSPORTATION OR ESCORTED BY LOCAL DAY CARE CENTER FACILITIES IN EITHER A.M. OR P.M., OR BOTH A.M./P.M. — INCLUDING OLMSTED COMMUNITY OUTREACH (OCO) PROGRAM
- **NEW** CAR RIDERS: For students in grades PreK-8 only who will be DROPPED OFF/PICKED UP DAILY BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN OR OTHER DESIGNATED ADULT IN EITHER A.M. OR P.M., OR BOTH A.M./P.M. (PLEASE NOTE: Advising OFCS Transportation of student car rider status helps maximize efficiency of bus routing. Individual school buildings may still have an additional required form to coordinate dismissal of car riders at the building level.)
To complete an Alternate Transportation Request for your student(s) now, please click the link below:
OFCS ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION REQUEST FORM