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New School Hours Begin Jan 10th, 2022

CW Families,
A shortage of bus drivers is something school districts all over the country are dealing with. This school year the transportation department has been working with the bare minimum number of bus drivers.  This has caused late or delayed routes, creating last minute adjustments for families and students arriving late to school. In addition, we’ve cancelled several after-school events due to lack of drivers. We are losing three bus drivers in January so we must take action now to maintain consistency in the school day for our students.
The district considered other options:
  • Returning to remote learning
  • Canceling bus routes when needed, last minute
  • Going back to last year’s schedule of half our students
  • A week or two of remote learning
  • Older students’ remote learning; younger ones in-person learning every day. 
The below transportation plan has been developed, creating stability for both parents and students.  This plan does mean a shorter school-day, but we believe consistent daily in-person learning opportunities for all CWLS students better supports our goal of empowering ALL students for success.  *See New School Day Times listed below as well as bus information.
Currently, we are working on plans to assist elementary families with potential obstacles from this change.  We will release that information in the near future.
We continue to seek bus drivers and are taking applications. CLICK HERE
New Schedule Begins Monday January 10th, 2022 (we will reevaluate at the end of Feb)
High School, Middle School and Winchester Trail operate on a 1-hour EARLY DISMISSAL
(Bus stop times/locations remain the same, subtract 1 hour from current afternoon drop-off time. Example: 3:06PM drop-off is now 2:06PM drop-off)
High School 7:35 AM – 1:15 PM
Middle School 7:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Winchester Trail 9:00 AM – 2:35 PM
Indian Trail will operate on a 1-hour LATE START
(Bus stop times/locations remain the same, add 1 hour to current morning pick-up time. Example: 8:11AM pick-up is now 9:11AM pick up)
Indian Trail- 9:55 AM – 3:30 PM
Kindergarten and Preschool will keep their same hours (No bus changes)
AM Kindergarten - 8:55 AM to 11:35 AM
AM Preschool - 9:00 AM to 11:40 AM
PM Kindergarten - 12:50 PM to 3:30 PM
PM Preschool - 12:55 PM to 3:35 PM



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