The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), contracts with Tomahawk Transportation to provide bus transportation throughout Leon County as a courtesy to SAS families.

Tomahawk has four buses that run AM and PM routes. SAS bus stops are located at convenient public places. The convenient public places are satellite bus stops. Since we have 4 buses that serve the entire county, and 2 schools, the satellite stops allow us to pick up more children at one stop. This reduces the amount of time students are on the bus each day. Parents or approved guardians must meet the bus at the bus stop in the morning and the afternoon. Children may not be left unattended.

The current routes posted for the 2020-2021 school year will run for at least 10 school days. After 10 days of school Tomahawk will evaluate the effectiveness of the routes and make changes as necessary. Families can make a request to Tomahawk that a stop be added. Factors that are considered when adding a stop are: ability to work into an existing route, amount of students served, stop safety, public space with adequate parking for families and is large enough to accommodate the school bus. Email Tomahawk Transportation at info@tomahawkbuses.com to make a request.

Children riding the bus must have completed an online bus registration form. Students without complete documentation may not ride the bus. Please read the Code of Conduct and Parent Agreement BEFORE continuing.

Bus transportation is provided throughout Leon County as a courtesy to The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) families. Students who live two miles or more from the school may ride the bus.

Students Riding the Bus Must Follow These Rules:
1. Follow the bus driver’s directions
2. Stay in your seat and face the front of the bus
3. Use volume 0, 1, or 2
4. Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself
5. Use appropriate language
6. No food or gum, electronic devices, or writing utensils are allowed on the bus
7. Keep the bus clean

The bus driver’s job is to keep the students safe. If these rules are not followed, the bus driver will address the behavior. The driver will also communicate with the school personnel. If the unsafe behavior continues, the bus driver will complete a Student Behavior Report. The consequences below will be followed when a Behavior Report is received and confirmed.

1st report (warning) – Depending on the severity of the behavior, the 1st report may result in immediate bus suspension (as determined by the school administration). When consecutive reports are received within 45 school days, the following actions will be taken:
2nd report – 2 day suspension
3rd report – 3 day suspension
4th report – 4 day suspension
5th report – suspension from the bus for the remainder of the semester and/or school year.
Please review these rules and policies with your child.

SAS Bus Transportation Parent Agreement 2020-2021

I understand the following parent responsibilities: 

  1. I understand that cloth face coverings will be required for all students riding the bus. The bus drivers will also wear a mask.  
  2. I understand that all students riding the bus may have their temperature checked before loading, or required to have their temperature checked at home before arriving at the bus stop.
  3. Distancing guidelines will be adhered to during loading and unloading. Students will be assigned to a seat on the bus, with siblings seated together.
  4. In order to get approval for a person other than myself to pick up my child(ren) from the bus stop, I will include those persons on the bus registration form or send an email to the front office of my child’s school.
  5. I have signed up for BusWhere to receive important real-time information about the buses. An invitation to sign up for BusWhere will be sent to the email provided on the bus registration form. *** Please also make sure you are registered to receive the REMIND bus updates***
  6. Buses will meet students and their parents (or designee) at centralized stops to receive transportation to and from school. Some stops are located at or near large retail establishments with frequent and sometimes congested vehicle traffic. Parents must pre-select the stop they wish to use for transportation; stops may not be changed without prior approval.
  7. In order to ensure the safety of my child(ren) at the pre-selected bus stop, I (or my designee) will wait with my child(ren) until the bus arrives in the morning, and I (or my designee) will be at the pre-selected bus stop 10 minutes prior to stop time in the afternoon to meet my child(ren) returning from school.
  8. If I (or my designee) are not at the pre-selected bus stop in the afternoon, my child will not be dropped off. I may attempt to catch up to the bus at a later stop to pick-up my child; however, I understand that it is not the bus driver’s responsibility to locate me and the bus driver is not available by phone. If I do not manage to catch the bus, I will meet the bus at the bus yard at the end of the route.
  9. I understand that students will only be allowed to ride their assigned bus, unless prior approval is given. Students will not be allowed to leave the bus at any stop other than their assigned pre-selected stop, except as allowed in paragraph 3, when parents pick up their children at a later stop.
  10. I understand that my child(ren) may not bring another student on the bus to come home with them unless that child is also signed up to ride the bus, and with written parent permission.
  11. I acknowledge receipt of the Student Code of Conduct for students using school buses, and I agree that my child(ren) will comply with this Code.

I will acknowledge that I have read and understand my responsibilities, and agree to these stipulations, by clicking the box on the last screen of the online bus registration form.

SAST/SASC 2021-22 REGULAR BUS ROUTE (REVISED July 1, 2021)

 

Route #1 – Bus #20 – Ms. Carol Herrmann

Stop 1         7:53 AM Cato (4300 W Tennessee St)
Stop 2         8:08 AM Gibbs Dr and W 10th Ave
Stop 3         8:18 AM Ingleside Ave and Cherry St. (near Lafayette Park)
School 1     8:30 AM SAS at The Centre (2415 N Monroe St)
School 2     8:45 AM SAS on Thomasville Rd (3208 Thomasville Rd)

School 1     3:20 PM SAS at The Centre (2415 N Monroe St)
School 2     3:50 PM SAS on Thomasville Rd (3208 Thomasville Rd)
Stop 1         4:00 PM Centre of Tallahassee (SAS at The Centre)
Stop 2         4:10 PM Ingleside Ave and Cherry St. (near Lafayette Park)
Stop 3         4:20 PM Gibbs Dr and W 10th Ave

Route #2 – Bus #16 – Ms. Tara Trombetta

Stop 1         7:45 AM Jack McLean Park (700 Paul Russell Rd)
Stop 2         7:55 AM Optimist Park (1806 E Indianhead Dr)
School 1     8:20 AM SAS at The Centre (2415 N Monroe St)
School 2     8:35 AM SAS on Thomasville Rd (3208 Thomasville Rd)

School 1     3:20 PM SAS at The Centre (2415 N Monroe St)
School 2     3:50 PM SAS on Thomasville Rd (3208 Thomasville Rd)
Stop 1         4:05 PM Optimist Park (1806 E Indianhead Dr)
Stop 2         4:20 PM Jack McLean Park (700 Paul Russell Rd)

Route #3 – Bus #13 – Ms. Maria Beverly

Stop 1         7:45 AM Lake Jackson Library (3840 N Monroe St)
Stop 2         8:07 AM Killearn UMC (2800 Shamrock St S)
Stop 3         8:20 AM Gulf Winds Credit Union (2906 Kerry Forest Pkwy)
School 1      8:40 AM SAS at The Centre (2415 N Monroe St)
School 2      8:55 AM SAS on Thomasville Rd (3208 Thomasville Rd)

School 1      3:20 PM SAS at The Centre (2415 N Monroe St)
School 2      3:50 PM SAS on Thomasville Rd (3208 Thomasville Rd)
Stop 1         4:03 PM Gulf Winds Credit Union (2906 Kerry Forest Pkwy)
Stop 2         4:13 PM Killearn UMC (2800 Shamrock St S)
Stop 3         4:33 PM Lake Jackson Library (3840 N Monroe St)

Route #4 – Bus #15 – Mr. Clarence Parker 

Stop 1         7:42 AM Citi Trends (2020 W. Pensacola St – behind McDonalds)
Stop 2         8:08 AM Rooms 2 Go/Dollar Tree (1212 Capital Circle SE)
School 1     8:30 AM SAS at The Centre (2415 N Monroe St)
School 2     8:45 AM SAS on Thomasville Rd (3208 Thomasville Rd)

School 1     3:20 PM SAS at The Centre (2415 N Monroe St)
School 2     3:50 PM SAS on Thomasville Rd (3208 Thomasville Rd)
Stop 1         4:08 PM Rooms 2 Go/Dollar Tree (1212 Capital Circle SE)
Stop 2         4:25 PM Citi Trends (2020 W. Pensacola St – behind McDonalds)

SAST/SASC 2021-22 ALT BUS ROUTE (REVISED July 1, 2021)

 

ALT Route A

Stop 1        7:42 AM Citi Trends (2020 W. Pensacola St – behind McDonalds)
Stop 2        7:53 AM Cato (4300 W Tennessee St)
Stop 3        8:08 AM Gibbs Dr and W 10th Ave
Stop 4        8:18 AM Ingleside Ave and Cherry St. (near Lafayette Park)
School 1     8:30 AM SAS at The Centre (2415 N Monroe St)
School 2     8:45 AM SAS on Thomasville Rd (3208 Thomasville Rd)

School 1     3:20 PM SAS at The Centre (2415 N Monroe St)
School 2     3:50 PM SAS on Thomasville Rd (3208 Thomasville Rd)
Stop 1         4:00 PM Centre of Tallahassee (SAS at The Centre)
Stop 2         4:10 PM Ingleside Ave and Cherry St. (near Lafayette Park)
Stop 3         4:20 PM Gibbs Dr and W 10th Ave
Stop 4         4:33 PM Citi Trends (2020 W. Pensacola St – behind McDonalds)

ALT Route B 

Stop 1         7:45 AM Jack McLean Park (700 Paul Russell Rd)
Stop 2         7:55 AM Optimist Park (1806 E Indianhead Dr)
Stop 3         8:08 AM Rooms 2 Go/Dollar Tree (1212 Capital Circle SE)
School 1      8:30 AM SAS at The Centre (2415 N Monroe St)
School 2      8:45 AM SAS on Thomasville Rd (3208 Thomasville Rd)

School 1      3:20 PM SAS at The Centre (2415 N Monroe St)
School 2      3:50 PM SAS on Thomasville Rd (3208 Thomasville Rd)
Stop 1         4:08 PM Rooms 2 Go/Dollar Tree (1212 Capital Circle SE)
Stop 2         4:17 PM Optimist Park (1806 E Indianhead Dr)
Stop 3         4:30 PM Jack McLean Park (700 Paul Russell Rd)

ALT Route C 

Stop 1         7:45 AM Lake Jackson Library (3840 N Monroe St)
Stop 2         8:07 AM Killearn UMC (2800 Shamrock St S)
Stop 3         8:20 AM Gulf Winds Credit Union (2906 Kerry Forest Pkwy)
School 1     8:40 AM SAS at The Centre (2415 N Monroe St)
School 2     8:55 AM SAS on Thomasville Rd (3208 Thomasville Rd)

School 1     3:20 PM SAS at The Centre (2415 N Monroe St)
School 2     3:50 PM SAS on Thomasville Rd (3208 Thomasville Rd)
Stop 1         4:03 PM Gulf Winds Credit Union (2906 Kerry Forest Pkwy)
Stop 2         4:13 PM Killearn UMC (2800 Shamrock St S)
Stop 3         4:33 PM Lake Jackson Library (3840 N Monroe St)

We currently use Remind to share information with bus families. After reviewing the routes above, use the Remind links below to sign up to receive notifications for the bus/buses your child will ride. If you were registered with Remind last year there is no need to register again.

We will continue to use Remind until we make sure all families are registered with the new BusWhere system.

Once you have read and agreed to all above documentation, reviewed the bus routes, and signed up for Remind notifications, click the button below to register.