• TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

    The Wappingers Central School District Transportation Department reminds all parents that transportation requests to private or parochial schools, daycare facilities, and babysitters must be filed annually and be received by the District no later than April 1, 2017, for the 2017-18 school year. These applications are available at all public, private and parochial schools.

    If you are new to the District, you will need to go to our Central Registrar to register your child before transportation can be given. Please bring proof of residency. The Central Registration Office is located at the WCSD District Office, 25 Corporate Park Drive, Hopewell Junction, New York. Call for an appointment at (845) 298-5000, ext. 40132.

    **CHILDCARE TRANSPORTATION REQUEST INSTRUCTIONS 2017 - 18 SCHOOL YEAR: PDF
     
    **CHILDCARE TRANSPORTATION REQUEST FORM 2017 - 18 SCHOOL YEAR
                                                                                                           (DUE BY APRIL 1, 2017): PDF    

     School Start times for 2017-2018 School Year:
    ALL VW & WJHS AND all High School students will enter their school to begin their day at 7:25 a.m.
    ALL District Elementary School students will enter their school to begin their day at 8:25 a.m.
    The length of our school day will remain the same. The end time for our schools will be adjusted 25 minutes, the same number of minutes as the morning arrival time.  

    The New York State Office of Children and Family Services website is an excellent source of information, including a database of regulated Child Care providers. This search engine will allow you to look up a specific provider by name, or all the providers in a particular county, school district, or even zip code. It also lets you search by different types of care, such as family day care or day care centers. You will see information on the program including contact information, address, capacity when it first opened and the current status of its license or registration. 

    THE SEPTEMBER 30TH BUS STOP REVIEW DEADLINE HAS PASSED. NO NEW REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR, EXCEPT FOR NEW DISTRICT RESIDENTS. (REQUEST MUST BE SUBMITTED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF MOVING INTO THE DISTRICT)

    • Bus Stop Review Request Form in  PDF format 

    • Bus Stop Decision Appeal Form in pdf format

      For your information, the Commissioner of Education has ruled the following:

      School districts are not required to provide transportation to students directly to/from home. The district, in exercising the location of the designated pick up and drop off points, needs to balance the issues of student safety, convenience and routing efficiency. The fact that a pick up point is located on a heavily traveled road or may require students to wait or travel on unlit, narrow roadways with no sidewalks or walkways is insufficient proof that a pick up point is unsafe.  It is the responsibility of the parents, not the school district, to see that his/her child reaches the pick-up point safely.