My goal is to have every kid in school by 07.45 before the Diwali break. It shouldn’t be too difficult, I’ll just do what other schools do. I’ll shut the gate at 07.45 and send home everyone who arrives after that.
But that will be step 2. Before I can take that step, I need to sort out the buses. I want to be sure that all kids get to their bus on time, so that, if the bus still arrives at school late, I know it’s not the kid’s fault. (So I can have them given passes to enter after 07.45).
What happens right now is that if kids are not waiting at the pickup point when the bus arrives, the bus waits for them. Sometimes the bus attendant will phone the apartment to let them know that the bus is downstairs waiting. This happens a lot on some routes and it makes the bus late. As the year progresses, the problem gets worse. And, as always, it’s the same kids day after day after day.
Not any more. Starting Monday, October 3rd, the bus drivers will be directed to leave their pickup points at the designated time. They will not be allowed to wait for kids who are running late.
So, if your pickup time is 07.05, then your kid will need to be there by 07.05. If he gets downstairs at 07.06, the bus will be gone. If you want to be sure he doesn’t miss the bus, get him down there at 07.00.
Please tell everyone about this. Use your Whatsapp.
I’ll give you a couple of weeks to get used to this, then we’ll move in to step 2.