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School Bus Routes

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

NOTE: 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 Winchester office at 860-379-0020.

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.


Regular School Hours

School Bell Times:

The Gilbert School – 7:45 a.m. – 2:29 p.m.
Batcheller Early Education Center – 8:35 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Pearson School – 8:35 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.


School Delays / Dismissal Times

2-Hour Delayed Opening Start Times

The Gilbert School – 9:45 a.m.
Batcheller Early Education Center – 10:45 a.m.
Pearson School – 10:45 a.m.

Early Dismissal Due To Inclement Weather

The Gilbert School – 12:29 p.m.
Batcheller Early Education Center – 1:10 p.m.
Pearson School – 1:10 p.m.



Inclement Weather

If Winchester schools are closed, there is no bus to Oliver Wolcott. If Winchester has a two-hour delay and Oliver Wolcott does not, buses to OWT will operate on a two-hour delay.

If Winchester has a scheduled day off, buses for OWT students operate as normal.


Oliver Wolcott Tech Bus Information

Oliver Wolcott students are provided a shuttle service from Winchester. Oliver Wolcott students from the outskirts of Winchester are shuttled to Pearson School for transfer to Oliver Wolcott. Students from the center of Winchester meet bus 308 at designated stops. In the afternoon, students are shuttled from Oliver Wolcott on bus 308 to the Gilbert School where they transfer onto Gilbert buses to their designated stops.

The bus routes for Winchester students traveling to Oliver Wolcott can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact All-Star Transportation’s Winchester office at 860-379-0020 or email jody.audia@all-startransportation.com.


Bus Pick-Up / Drop-Off Procedure

The safety of students is the priority for All-Star Transportation. Picking children up in the morning to dropping them of in the afternoon. This policy for parents to be present at the bus stop for pick-ups and drop offs reinforces our concerns for safety.

Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, & First Grade
Parents are required to be present at the bus stop. If parents are not able to be present at the bus stop, drivers contact All-Star’s Winchester office, which then calls the appropriate school and so that a responsible adult can be authorized to substitute for the parents.

Second Grade
Parents are highly recommended to be present at the bus stop. If parents are not going to be present a note to Batcheller or Pearson School stating that the children are allowed to exit the bus without an adult present.

Third-Fifth Grade
Parents are not required to be present at the bus stop. If you normally are present at the stop and are not able to be present, then a call to All-Star Transportation is required.


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 their student’s school office to request a change form.

If you have any questions, please contact All-Star Transportation’s Winchester office at 860-379-0020 or email jody.audia@all-startransportation.com.


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 five 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 Winchester office at 860-379-0020 or email jody.audia@all-startransportation.com.