Message from the Principal : Mr. Joe Mercora

Dear Friends,

This letter is intended for the families of those students who are eligible for bus transportation. One of the most important things for all of us is the safety and well-being of our students. We truly work hard to make this happen every day. Each year, we administer bus drills with students where we talk about Bus Safety and appropriate behavior on buses.

 So you are aware and can also talk with your child, the following directives are discussed during the bus drill and throughout the school year:

  • Take a seat on the bus as quickly and safely as possible
  • Sit in your seat facing the front of the bus
  • Take all of your belongings with you on and when departing off the bus
  • Always listen to and follow bus driver’s instructions
  • Remain calm and quiet throughout your trip
  • Share your seat with your schoolmates
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
  • Always be on your best behavior on the bus and always respect your fellow students

Another item I wanted to communicate with you is what I believe is valuable information to have in the event of any bus concern that could occur after the close of the school office at 4:00pm:

 In the event that there is a transportation concern and the time is after school office hours (4:00pm), all parents should call the Transportation Department at (845) 353-7041.

  • In the event that a child misses their stop or there is no one at the stop to pick up your child, the bus driver will inform the dispatcher at our bus company, Peter Brega Inc.  Brega will first attempt to call the school and bring the child back to the school. Our staff here at Upper Nyack will then call the parent. This is typically what will happen. I am happy to say it doesn’t happen often.
  • However, in the event that it is after 4:00 p.m., Peter Brega Inc. will call the Transportation Department at the district office and bring the child there which is located at  13A Dickinson Avenue. At that time, you will be contacted to pick up your child at the district office.

 We always want our parents to be reassured that we have protocols in place so that they know there is always someone on duty watching over the safety of their children, especially when they are on a bus. I hope this information is helpful to you all. I wish you all a wonderful week!


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