As part of our new transportation program, all students riding a bus will receive a radio-frequency identification (RFID) bus pass. Students will scan their bus pass daily when boarding and exiting the bus. This will help us to ensure students are on the correct bus, track attendance, and conduct contact tracing in the event of a positive COVID-19 case on the bus.
Beginning in the fall of 2021, parents will begin using the Ride 360 app. This app will give you the benefit of knowing how far the bus is away from your house, allowing you to see the time your child scans on and off the bus, and knowing when your student arrives at school each day.
MACS transportation department will provide students with a bus pass, protective cover, and a lanyard. Once a student is assigned a card, they will use the same card for the remainder of their enrollment at MACS. In order for all systems to work as intended, we will need students to be diligent in scanning their cards. There will be a small fee for replacement cards and protective covers. If a student needs a replacement card, please contact the front office of the school. Our transportation department will deactivate their lost card and issue a new one for a fee of $3.00.
Bus information can be found in our handbook.
Beginning Wednesday, April 20, 2022, all yellow and athletic buses will have wifi for students. Read the district's memo.
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