School Bus Information
How to Register for Busing
Many PS 452 students take the bus to and from school each day. In order for your child to take the school bus to school, you must fill out the following forms and submit them via email or KidMail to Parent Coordinator Sharon Lustig in order to be entered into the busing system.
- Student Transportation Application
- School Bus Safety Acknowledgement & Consent Form must be read, understood, and signed by parent / guardian and student
Before putting your child on the yellow school bus, you must receive confirmation that your child has been added to the busing system. Until confirmation has been received, your child is NOT allowed to ride the bus. Confirmation typically takes 5-7 school days. If you check your NYC Schools account and you do not see your child's bus information in the system, call the school at 212-259-6222.
Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT)
The Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) is your primary contact for bussing information. Their main web page has links to a variety of resources and information, including eligibility requirements. If you have complaints or concerns about bus-specific issues throughout the year, contact OPT at 718-392-8855.
Check the Status of Your Bus
Did the Bus Break Down? Is the Bus Late?
School Bus Procedure
Students who ride a school bus come down to the auditorium and are met by a school staff member who escorts them to their bus.
Please be prompt in meeting your child at your bus stop. We recommend arriving several minutes early to avoid any problems. We prefer for an adult to meet students at the bus stops. However, in the event the student is discharged to a teenager (12 or older) the parent/guardian must provide a written consent to the bus company, school, and the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT).
If no one is there to meet the bus, per Chancellor’s Regulations, children may leave the bus, therefore, it is suggested that you tell your child to remain on the bus until the driver can return to school. If no one is at school, the driver will take your child to the nearest police precinct. It is suggested that parents ask the bus driver for his/her cell phone number. Some bus drivers may request parent/caregiver phone numbers in case of an emergency.
If the bus is late, please call the Office of Transportation, not PS 452, at 718-392-8855.
Parents of students who use special education transportation receive bus information at the beginning of the school year. Parents of students who are eligible to use the general education yellow bus should visit the OPT Transportation Overview.
If your child is not to go home on the bus on any given day, this request must be made in writing to your child’s teacher. Please include your child’s name and class number. In an emergency, last minute changes may be called to the main office no later than 2:30pm. Please give your child’s name and class number directly to the staff member. Your child will always be placed on his/her regular bus unless a parent or guardian writes with other instructions to the classroom teacher. These measures are meant for the safety of the children.
Only students who are eligible to ride their assigned school bus are permitted on the vehicle, with no exceptions. Friends and play dates are not permitted to ride a bus they are not assigned to, as per the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT).
Children riding the school bus are expected to follow safety rules and courtesy when aboard the bus. The driver is responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle as well as making sure that children obey the safety rules. We follow the Chancellor’s Regulations that set forth the provisions that govern the transportation of pupils who are New York City residents to and from school.