Bus/Transportation Information

Transportation Changes Begin Jan. 19

Starting Tuesday, Jan. 19, Oakwood Schools will only be able to provide limited transportation services for kindergarten students.  While we have been able to partner with both Kettering City Schools and Centerville Schools this year, both districts are facing driver shortages and COVID-related issues, making it impossible for them to continue to provide all of the transportation services for our students.

Kindergarten bus service will no longer be available in the morning from Harman and Smith to Lange for a.m. students or at the end of the day for p.m. students to return to Harman and Smith.  Families will need to make arrangements for transportation of their kindergarten students at the start of the a.m. session and at the end of the p.m. session.

We have secured bus service, provided by Kettering City Schools, for the middle of the day.  This means, we will be able to transport a.m. kindergarten students from Lange to their home schools at the end of the a.m. session, as well as transport p.m. kindergarten students from their home schools to Lange for the start of the p.m. session each afternoon. 

In order to expedite picking up students at Lange at the end of the p.m. session ONLY, we will follow these new procedures:

  • Cars will line up around the school with students exiting from the front doors
  • Each car will need to display their name sign on their dashboard
  • Mrs. Savage will be outside and gather names from dashboard signs and call inside
  • Students will be lined up inside the building in the order of the cars 
  • Five students will be placed into cars at a time
  • Once five students are placed in their cars, the next five cars will pull forward and the process will continue
  • Please help us by pulling forward together with your group to your assigned spot and keeping your dashboard sign visible until your student is in your car. 

Any kindergarten families wishing to change their default transportation plans, should email Ms. Harrison at gowdy.harrison@oakwoodschools.org

In addition, Oakwood Schools’ drivers will transport South Connection students in District Suburbans in the morning from Lange to Harman and Smith and in the afternoon from Harman and Smith to Lange.  

Lange School Bus

AM PICKUP/ARRIVAL SCHEDULE

  • Kindergarten Bus loads at 8:15 a.m. from Smith/Harman.
    (Smith/Harman starts 8:15 a.m., morning Oakwood Preschool starts 8:45 a.m.)
  • Buses leave at  8:20 a.m. If you miss the bus, come to Lange School and join the parent drop-off line at the rear of the building.  
  • Lange starts 8:30 a.m.

AM DISMISSAL SCHEDULE

  • Kindergarten buses load at 11:30 a.m.
    (Smith/Harman dismissal 11:15 a.m., morning Oakwood Preschool dismissal 11:30 a.m.)
  • Buses arrive at Smith/Harman at 11:35-11:40 a.m.
  • Please have your dashboard sign with the student name printed on it at the bus stop.  

PM PICKUP/ARRIVAL SCHEDULE

  • Kindergarten Bus loads at 12:15 p.m. from Smith/Harman
    (Smith/Harman starts 12:15 p.m., afternoon Oakwood Preschool starts 12:45 p.m.)
  • Buses leave at 12:20 p.m.
  • If you miss the bus, come to Lange School and join the parent drop-off line at the rear of the building. 
  • Lange starts 12:30 p.m.

PM DISMISSAL SCHEDULE

  • Kindergarten buses load at 3:30 p.m.
    (Smith/Harman dismissal 3:15 p.m., morning Oakwood Preschool dismissal 3:30 p.m.)
  • Buses arrive at Smith/Harman at 3:35-3:40 p.m. 
  • Please have your dashboard sign with the student name printed on it at the bus stop. 

Transportation for Calamity Day Schedules
Due to COVID-19 there will be no weather delays for the 2020-2021 academic year.