Kindergarten Bus Information

A warm welcome to all of our kindergarten families.  

This is a very exciting time for you and your child. If this is your first experience with Andover Public Schools, I want to share important information about the school bus.

Not all kindergarten students will be picked up at home. Kindergarten students will ride the bus to and from school at the closest group stop in the neighborhood, as defined in the district’s Transportation Policy.   

Students may only ride their assigned bus to and from school. Play dates and childcare transportation must be arranged privately. Any change in your student’s transportation schedule or change in address must be reported to your student’s school.

A parent/guardian must be at the PM bus stop in order for your student to be dropped off. If a parent/guardian is not present and visible to the bus driver your student will be brought back to school at the end of the bus route and will need to be picked up by a parent or guardian. Written permission from the parent/guardian will need to be given to the driver the morning of or day before requesting your student be released to someone else. 

Bus routes are posted and updated in ASPEN in your Family Portal. To view this, log in and click on the “Family” tab at the top. Click on the name of your child. In the details screen, click on the “Transportation” tab to view your student’s bus information. 

We are all working hard to make your students school transportation a positive and safe experience. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call or email me.

Note: Students must be at the bus stop 10 minutes before their scheduled pick-up time. Please allow 10 minutes after their scheduled drop off time in the afternoon.



Cindy Button, Transportation Manager

30 Whittier CT

Andover, MA 01810