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Oxford School Bus Routes

The 2016-17 school bus routes for the Oxford Schools are listed under the school that your student will be attending. You can find bus routes here.

Parents should check the school district website for information about early dismissal days (for example: conferences and early release days). Here is a list of locations where you can find school bell schedules:

Oxford High School

Great Oak Middle School

Oxford Center School

Quaker Farms School

NOTE: Bus schedules are subject to revisions that result from enrollment changes, transfers and address changes. Changes and / or additions will be posted to the school district’s website and residents are encouraged to frequently check the Oxford website.

The time for each bus route is the approximate time the bus will make its first pickup in the morning. Adjustments will be made as necessary and as soon as possible. Students should be at their stops 5-10 minutes before the time listed on the bus route. The stop times can vary 5-10 minutes either way, depending on traffic, weather and the number of students riding the bus.

Please do not worry if a bus is late, especially at the start of a school year when it typically takes a few days for kindergarten children and new students to become accustomed to the bus routes and schedules. If, however, you have concerns about your bus being consistently late over a period of several days, please contact the Oxford office at 203-888-2128.

It is important that students remember to stand at least 10 feet from the road and not move toward the bus until the bus driver nods his or her head signaling that it is safe to board the bus.


Oxford Regular School Hours

Listed below are the regular school hours and bell times. The calendar for all Oxford schools is here.

School Bell Times:

Oxford High School – 7:18 a.m. – 2:04 p.m. (Arrive 6:55 a.m.)
Great Oak Middle School – 7:58 a.m. – 2:43 p.m. (Arrive 7:45 a.m.)
Oxford Center School – 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Arrive 8:40 a.m.)
Quaker Farms School – 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Arrive 8:40 a.m.)


Oxford School Delays / Dismissal Times

Listed below are the school hours for early dismissal and delayed openings.

2-Hour Delayed Opening Start Times

Oxford High School – 9:18 a.m.
Great Oak Middle School – 9:58 a.m.
Oxford Center School – 11:00 a.m.
Quaker Farms School – 11:00 a.m.

2-Hour Early Dismissal Due To Inclement Weather

Oxford High School – 11:30 p.m.
Great Oak Middle School – 12:43 p.m.
Oxford Center School – 1:30 p.m.
Quaker Farms School – 1:30 p.m.



Inclement Weather

Delays / Closings / Early Dismissals for Weather

The buses traveling out of Oxford run on Oxford’s schedule. Weather conditions in Connecticut may vary dramatically from town to town. All-Star Transportation will ensure safe transportation for all students. The following lists possible scenarios of inclement weather.

Scenarios
Oxford: 2-Hour Delay. Out of District: No Delay.
Buses will run on a 2-hour delay.

Oxford: 2-Hour Delay. Out of District: 90-Minute Delay.
Buses will run on a 2-hour delay.

Oxford: No Delay. Out of District: 90-Minute Delay.
Buses will run with no delay.

Oxford: Closed. Out of District: No Delay or 90-Minute Delay.
Buses will not run. Sacred Heart/Notre Dame on a 2-hour delay.

Oxford: Early Dismissal. Out of District: Not Early.
Buses will run on an early dismissal schedule.

Information regarding delays/closings/early dismissals for Oxford School District can be received by text messages. You can learn about the service here.

To participate and receive SMS text alerts on your cell phone, just text Y, YES, or OPTIN to 67587.

The following agreement has been established with the Oxford superintendent of schools regarding all out-of-district schools serviced by All-Star Transportation:

Should weather and road conditions prompt the superintendent to close or delay Oxford schools, all buses scheduled for out of district schools will follow the established schedule for that particular day (2-hour delay or no transportation).

The superintendent’s decision is made with the safety of students in mind, and bus company will abide by the call.


Emmet O’Brien Technical High School Bus Information

In the morning, Emmet O’Brien students are picked up at their designated stops and transported to Oxford Center School where they transfer to Oxford Bus 15 to Emmet O’Brien Tech. Oxford Bus 15 will depart Center School at approximately 6:35 a.m.

In the afternoon, Emmet O’Brien students ride home on Oxford Bus 15 to Center School, where they transfer to a bus that will take them to their designated stops.

Please call All-Star at 203-888-2128 with questions.


Nonnewaug High School Bus Information

In the morning, Nonnewaug students are picked up at their designated stops and transported to Oxford Center School where they transfer to an Oxford Bus 16 to Nonnewaug. Oxford Bus 16 will depart Center School at approximately 6:35 a.m.

In the afternoon, Nonnewaug students ride home on Oxford Bus 16 to Center School, where they transfer to a bus that will take them to their designated stops.

On days when Oxford Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Nonnewaug students are required to find their own ride to and from school. No buses will be provided.

Please call All-Star at 203-888-2128 with questions.


Platt Technical High School Bus Information

In the morning, Platt students are picked up at their designated stops by shuttle bus and transported to Oxford Center School where they transfer to Oxford Bus 17 to Seymour Community Center and transfer to a bus from All-Star’s Seymour terminal to Platt. Oxford Bus 17 will depart Oxford Center School at approximately 6:35 a.m.

In the afternoon, Emmet O’Brien students ride home on an Oxford Bus.

Please call All-Star’s Oxford office at 203-888-2128 with questions.


Sacred Heart Academy & Notre Dame High School Bus Information

In the morning, Sacred Heart and Notre Dame students are picked up at designated stops and ride Oxford Bus 18 or 19 to Sacred Heart Academy and Notre Dame High School. Students are assigned to either bus 18 or 19 at the beginning of school and ride that bus the entire year.

In the afternoon, Sacred Heart and Notre Dame students ride to their designated stops on Oxford Bus 18 or 19 and are dropped off at designated stops.

Please call All-Star’s Oxford office at 203-888-2128 with questions.


Sound School Students

In the morning, Sound School students are picked up at designated stops and ride a shuttle bus to Oxford Center School where they transfer to Oxford Bus 17 to Sound School. Oxford Bus 17 departs Oxford Center School at approximately 6:35 a.m.

In the afternoon, Sound School students ride on Oxford Bus 17 and are dropped off at designated stops.

Please call All-Star’s Oxford office at 203-888-2128 with questions.


Bus Pick-Up / Drop-Off Procedure

Any individual seeking a change to a student’s pick-up and / or drop-off procedure must contact their student’s school principal.

All Pre-K and Kindergarten students will be dropped-off at their assigned bus stops and must be met by a parent or an authorized adult / caregiver, or they will be returned to Quaker Farms School.

All other students – grades 1 through 12 – do not require an adult present.

However, for grades 1 through 5, if a parent or other authorized adult / care giver that is usually present when a student is dropped off is not there, that student will be brought back to school. If a student is uncomfortable when getting off at his or her bus stop, that student also will be returned to school. It is advisable for parents to inform the school if they want their student to be dropped off at their bus stop without an adult being present.


Bus Stop Waiver / Changes

In the event a change to a pick-up and drop-off schedule is needed during the school year, parents need to contact the administration at their student’s school.


School Bus Rules and Regulations

The school bus is an extension of the classroom and students are expected to maintain behavior acceptable in a classroom setting. With that in mind, here are some important rules:

1. Students should be at their bus stop 5 minutes prior to their scheduled pickup time.

2. Students should stand back 10 to 15 feet from the road whenever possible.

3. Students should wait for the school bus to come to a complete stop and for the driver to nod his/her head before approaching the bus.

4. Children should never run after the bus as it pulls away as the driver may not see them.

5. If students need to cross in front of the bus, they should wait until the bus driver nods his / her head to signal it is safe to cross the street.

6. Students should cross at least 10 feet in front of the bus; if you can’t see the driver then the driver can’t see you.

7. If a student drops something in front of the bus, the student should leave the item where it fell until getting the driver’s attention and permission to retrieve the item.

8. No student should ever run towards / from the rear, alongside of a bus. A driver may not see a student in some danger zone blind spots.

9. Shout out to get the driver’s attention if you need them to remain stopped for any reason.

10. Be courteous, no profane language.

11. Do not eat or drink on the bus.

12. Keep the bus clean – put all litter in trash cans available on all buses.

13. Cooperate with the driver.

14. No smoking, including electronic cigarettes / vaping.

15. Do not destroy bus equipment / fixtures.

16. Remain seated until the bus is fully stopped.

17. Keep hands, heads and feet inside the bus.

18. The bus driver has the authority to assign seats.

If you have any questions, please contact All-Star Transportation’s Oxford office at 203-888-2128 or email David.Decker@All-StarTransportation.com.