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Derby School Bus Routes

The school bus routes for the Derby 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 the Derby Public Schools website.

For questions or additional information contact, All-Star Transportation’s Seymour office at 203-888-8816 or email [email protected].

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 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 Seymour office at 203-888-8816.

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.

Derby Regular School Hours

Listed below are the regular school hours and bell times.

School Bell Times:

Derby High School – 7:30 a.m. – 1:55 p.m.
Derby Middle School – 8:30 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Bradley School – 8:00 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Irving School – 9:00 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Little Raiders University – 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Derby School Delays / Dismissal Times

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

2-Hour Delayed Opening Start Times

Derby High School – 9:30 a.m.
Derby Middle School – 10:30 a.m.
Bradley School – 10:00 a.m.
Irving School – 11:00 a.m.
Little Raiders University – 11:00 a.m.

Early Dismissal Hours

Derby High School – 11:25 a.m.
Derby Middle School – 12:25 p.m.
Bradley School – 11:55 a.m.
Irving School – 12:55 p.m.
Little Raiders University – 12:55 p.m.

Inclement Weather

Delays / Closings / Early Dismissals for Weather

The buses traveling out of Derby run on Derby’s schedule. Weather conditions in Connecticut may vary dramatically from town to town. All-Star Transportation will ensure safe transportation for all students. For delayed openings and cancellations due to inclement weather, please check the Derby Public Schools website.

Emmet O’Brien Technical High School Bus Information

Emmett O’Brien students are assigned a designated stop prior to the start of school and ride bus 52 or 57. Students get picked up and dropped off at their designated bus stops.

Please call All-Star at 203-888-8816 with questions.

Platt Technical High School Bus Information

Platt students ride bus 60. Students get picked up and dropped off by bus 60 at designated bus stops that are established prior to the start of school.

Please call All-Star at 203-888-8816 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 the main office at their student’s school.

All Pre-K, Kindergarten and First-Grade 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 their school.

All other students – grades 2 through 12 – do not require an adult present.

However, for grades 2 through 5, if a parent or other authorized adult / caregiver 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. Here are some safety tips for parents to keep in mind.

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 10 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.

19. Know the school bus danger zones.

If you have any questions, please contact All-Star Transportation’s Seymour office at 203-888-8816 or email [email protected]