Brookfield is one of 18 school transportation locations that All-Star Transportation operates in Connecticut. All-Star began serving the Brookfield area in 2010 and transports more than 2,800 children daily during the school year.
Safety is central to All-Star’s mission. Our drivers are licensed and rigorously trained. Our buses meet the highest maintenance standards, and each bus undergoes a safety inspection by the driver before every trip that it makes. For example, the brakes, lights, emergency exits and more are among the features checked on every bus before students are picked up in the morning, and many of the same items are checked again before students are picked up from school.
To further ensure the safety of students, rules and regulations have been put in place. Our drivers learn these rules during training and they enforce them. Parents and students also have a critical role, and it’s important that they also read the rules and regulations to learn what’s expected of them. Parents and students should review this information in preparation for the first day of school and refer to it throughout the school year.
Address: 25 Old Gray’s Bridge Road, Brookfield, CT 06804
Phone: (203) 775-1545
Fax: (203) 775-1584
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Safety Supervisor: Anita Yarrish
The school bus routes for the Brookfield Public/Private Schools are listed under the school that your student will be attending. You can find bus routes here.
Residents are asked to share issues or concerns with their child’s bus stop location by calling All-Star Transportation at 203-775-1545.
Parents should check their school and district websites for information about early dismissal days (for example: conferences and early release days). You can find a complete list of school bell schedules listed below.
For kindergarten students who will be riding their first bus, there’s an orientation video available.
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 Brookfield Public Schools 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 Brookfield office at 203-775-1545.
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.
Listed below are the regular school hours and bell times.
School Bell Times:
Brookfield High School
7:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Center Elementary School
8:40 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Huckleberry Hill Elementary School
8:40 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Whisconier Middle School
7:55 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Brookfield High School – 9:15 a.m.
Center Elementary School – 10:40 a.m.
Huckleberry Hill Elementary School – 10:40 a.m.
Whisconier Middle School – 9:55 a.m.
Brookfield High School – 10:30 a.m.
Center Elementary School – 12:00 p.m.
Huckleberry Hill Elementary School – 12:00 p.m.
Whisconier Middle School – 11:3/40 a.m.
PLC Day/Early Dismissal
Brookfield High School – 11:00 a.m.
Center Elementary School – 12:20 p.m.
Huckleberry Hill Elementary School – 12:20 p.m.
Whisconier Middle School – 11:30/40 a.m.
In the morning, Henry Abbott Tech Students are picked up at their designated stop by All-Star Transportation on vans 33, 35 or 36.
In the afternoon, Henry Abbott Tech students ride from HAT to their designated stops on the vans they took in the morning. Drop-offs at locations other than designated stops requires a signed note from home and the drop-off must be at an existing stop.
In the event the superintendent closes Brookfield schools due to unsafe road conditions, NO bus transportation will be available if Henry Abbott Tech decides to open or delay opening. Likewise, should Brookfield Schools go to a delayed opening due to questionable road conditions, scheduled bus service will be on a two-hour delay, even if Henry Abbott Tech opens on a regular schedule.
Students going to Shepaug will be picked up their assigned stop by their Brookfield High School bus and then travel to the high school where they will get on Bus 2 and be transported to Town Hall to meet the connection that will take them to Shepaug.
In the afternoons, students are picked up at Shepaug by Danbury STA and a bus will meet them at Town Hall brought to their designated stops. A student cannot be dropped off at a different location if parents have not made appropriate arrangements.
In the event the superintendent closes Brookfield schools due to unsafe road conditions, NO bus transportation will be available if Shepaug decides to open or have a delayed opening. Likewise, should Brookfield Schools go to a delayed opening due to questionable road conditions, scheduled bus service will be on a two-hour delay, even if Shepaug opens on a regular schedule.
In the morning, Danbury Magnet students are picked up at the Brookfield Town Hall. It is the responsibility of parents or guardians to get their students to Town Hall 5-10 minutes prior to the bus arrives. The bus will be there at approximately 8:15 a.m. and leave promptly at 8:20 a.m.. For safety reasons the bus cannot stop for latecomers in the driveway.
In the afternoon, Danbury Magnet Students ride back to the Brookfield Town Hall, arriving between 3:50 p.m. and 4 p.m. Drop-off times may vary due to traffic on I-84. Parents must be at Town Hall to meet their students. If no one is there, All-Star’s Brookfield office will make a phone call to the parent and the bus will continue on the run; it will stop back at the Town Hall at the end of the run. If no one is there to meet the child at that point, the child will be bought to the Brookfield police station.
In the event the superintendent closes Brookfield schools due to unsafe road conditions, NO bus transportation will be available if Danbury Magnet school decides to open or delay opening. Likewise, should Brookfield Schools go to a delayed opening due to questionable road conditions, scheduled bus service will be on a two-hour delay, even if Danbury Magnet School opens on a regular schedule.
Students who attend Christian Life Academy will ride the Center School buses, which will drop off/pick up at Christian Life Academy.
On days when Brookfield Public Schools are closed, students are required to get their own transportation to and from Christian Life Academy.
In the event the superintendent closes Brookfield schools due to unsafe road conditions, Christian Life Academy will also be closed. Likewise, should Brookfield schools go to a delayed opening due to questionable road conditions, Christian Life Academy also will operate on a delayed schedule.
The safety of students is the priority for All-Star Transportation. Parents’ cooperation with this procedure will help ensure and reinforce our concerns for safety for all students.
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, Center School must be notified prior to dismissal that a responsible person is authorized to receive the child off the bus. If no parent, authorized adult or older sibling is at the bus stop, children will be transported back to their home schools.
Parents are highly recommended to be present at the bus stop, however, not required. If you normally are present at the stop and are not able to be present, then a call to All-Star Transportation is requested.
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 requested.
If the student is going to a stop other than his/her regular stop, a “blue note” must be filled out and sent to the school for a pass to be issued. For students in grades 8 through 12, a note can be provided, but it must be signed by a school office staff member.
All-Star’s goal is to never leave a young student at a stop without a parent or guardian present. If you have questions, please e-mail [email protected] or call All-Star Transportation at 203-775-1545.
Here are some safety tips for parents to keep in mind.
If a family has moved or if a student will be getting on/off at a stop different from the home address on a daily basis, a change form must be completed and submitted to the school. A stop change form is not intended to specify where someone wants a stop; it is solely notification that a student will not get on/off at the regularly scheduled stop, but rather at another regularly scheduled stop. No changes will be accepted for Center School students unless it is a permanent change and approved by the school.
Parents wanting a different stop for their children or transportation to child care must put their requests in writing. Forms are available here.
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:
• Sit safely on the seat.
• Use a soft voice.
• Obey the bus driver.
• Keep hands and feet to yourself.
At the Bus Stop:
1. Always think, think, think about safety.
2. Arrive early at the bus stop, so you won’t have to rush.
3. Look carefully before crossing roads and driveways.
4. Watch out for cars and trucks. BE ALERT.
5. At the stop, stay off the road.
6. Respect the property of others.
Boarding the School Bus:
1. Always think, think, think about safety.
2. When you see the school bus coming. Line up without pushing, two big steps (10 feet) away from the curb.
3. Always wait for the bus to STOP and for the driver to nod his/her head before moving toward the bus.
4. Hold the handrail while you get on the bus. Go directly to your seat.
Safely Riding the School Bus:
1. Sit down and stay seated (so you don’t fall down and get hurt).
2. Keep your feet in front of you so no one trips.
3. Keep all of your belongings and all of yourself safely inside the school bus.
4. Don’t eat or drink on the bus. Many children are allergic.
5. Don’t throw anything on the bus.
6. Be courteous and speak softly so the driver can do his/her job.
7. Keep aisles clear at all times.
8. Obey the bus driver.
Safely Unloading the School Bus:
1. Don’t stand until the bus has come to a complete stop.
2. Use the handrail while getting out of the bus.
3. If you have to cross the street, walk along the sidewalk ten steps past the front of the bus and wait for the driver.
4. Make sure the bus driver sees you.
5. Then, walk out as far as the bus is wide.
6. Stop, listen and look both ways. BE ALERT TO TRAFFIC.
7. Watch for the bus driver to nod his/her head indicating it is safe to cross the street.
8. Don’t stop or turn back for anything!
9. Never walk behind the bus.
10. Know the school bus danger zones.
When kindergarten children are unloaded it is expected that a parent or designee will meet them at the stop. When an adult is not present, kindergarten and first grade children will be returned to school for immediate pickup.