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CHUGIAK HIGH BUSING UPDATES

CLARIFCATION AND UPDATES ARE NOW IN BOLD

As you know, the Anchorage School District is in a busing and transportation shortfall. The district has decided the best way to handle this is to divide busing needs into three groups and rotate bus coverage.

How does this impact you and your students?

 

  • We WILL have bus coverage to and from Chugiak High during the following dates:

  • October 3rd through October 20

  • December 5th through December 21

  • We WILL NOT have bus coverage to or from Chugiak High during the following dates:

    • August 18th- September 30th

    • October 24th- December 2nd

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We are actively pooling our resources to be as efficient and creative as possible with solutions that support our students. This support will take all of us working together- students, parents, members of the community, teachers, administrators, and staff. Please note that this also impacts transportation to and from King Tech, AMCS, and Benny Benson. Further information to follow as we are fervently working to ensure these routes.

 

Families can assist by car-pooling to reduce student pickup and drop-off congestion.

Please make an effort to carpool, if possible. It will significantly impact traffic congestion on the highway, in our neighborhoods, and at the school.

 

Chugiak’s preliminary plans include:

 

  • Sending out a comprehensive plan for student drop off during the times we do not have busing services before the start of school. As soon as our plan is approved we will be communicating with families.

  • Working with students and families to assist with transportation needs as best we can.

  • Looking for additional ways to support students while they are in school to meet possible needs for before/after school supervision.

 

Please be aware that ASD parking fees will be waived for high school students.

 

What can families and the community do to help us in this situation?

  • Spread the word to anyone who might be interested in attaining their CDL and becoming a bus driver, apply here

  • Tell anyone who may want to be a bus driver that there is a bus driver incentive plan.

    • For drivers: $2500 bonus based on days worked for bus drivers who remain employed through the end of the first semester of the 2022-23 school year.

    • For attendants: $500 bonus based on days worked for bus attendants who remain employed through the end of the first semester of the 2022-23 school year.

 

Thank you for your time and attention.  ASD School Bus Information Page

 

Link to ASD Bus Routes

 

Sincerely,

 

Megan Hatswell

Principal-Chugiak High School

The Mission of Chugiak High School:

Inspire Students. Excel Academically. Strengthen Community.