Woodbury, which serves the Region 14 School District, is one of 18 school transportation locations that All-Star Transportation operates in Connecticut. All-Star began serving the Region 14 School District in 2015 and transports more than 1,200 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.
Serving: Bethlehem, Woodbury
Address: 135 Bacon Pond Road, Woodbury, CT 06798
Phone: (203) 266-7352
Fax: (203) 266-7359
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 5:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Manager: Wendy Carey
Safety Supervisor: Anita Yarrish
The school bus routes for the Region 14 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’s Woodbury office at 203-266-7352. It is not necessary to contact the bus company if your child will not be riding on a specific day.
Parents should check the school calendar for information about early dismissal days (for example: conferences and early release days). You can find a school calendar here.
For kindergarten students who will be riding their first bus, there’s an orientation video available.
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 Region 14 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 Woodbury office at 203-266-7352.
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:
Nonnewaug High School – 7:25 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Woodbury Middle School – 7:25 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Mitchell Elementary School – 8:25 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Bethlehem Elementary School – 8:25 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
NOTE: All Region 14 public schools release 40 minutes earlier on Wednesdays. Please expect your child’s bus to arrive approximately 40 minutes earlier than normal in the afternoons.
As a parent/caregiver of a Region 14 student, your contact numbers will be added to the Region 14 notification system. In the event of a weather-related delay or closing, an automated call and text message will be sent out. Region 14 makes every effort to get these messages out as early as possible. But unexpected changes in the forecast are always a factor. Listed below are the school hours for early dismissal and delayed openings.
Transportation for out-of-town schools will always operate on Region 14’s delay / closing schedule.
Nonnewaug High School – 9:25 a.m.
Woodbury Middle School – 9:25 a.m.
Mitchell Elementary School – 10:25 a.m.
Bethlehem Elementary School – 10:25 a.m.
Nonnewaug High School – 11:55 a.m.
Woodbury Middle School – 11:55 a.m.
Mitchell Elementary School – 12:55 p.m.
Bethlehem Elementary School – 12:55 p.m.
If you need to change the permanent location where your student is picked up or dropped off, you must contact All-Star Transportation’s Woodbury office at 203-266-7352.
All children in Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade must be met by an adult or older sibling (middle school or above) at the bus stop in the afternoons. Parents must provide written permission if they wish to:
1. Have their child dropped off without an adult or older sibling present.
2. Have their child walk home with an older sibling riding the same bus (3rd, 4th or 5th grade).
Here are some safety tips for parents to keep in mind.
In the event that your child needs to ride a bus that is not his or her scheduled bus, the school office must be contacted. The school will provide a bus pass for your child to hand to the bus driver upon boarding.
If you have any questions, contact All-Star Transportation’s Woodbury office at 203-266-7352.
In the morning, students will be picked up at their homes by All-Star Transportation and brought to school.
In the afternoon, students will be picked up at Henry Abbott Tech and brought to their designated stop. A student cannot be dropped off at a different location if parents have not made appropriate arrangements.
If Region 14 has a two-hour delay due to inclement weather, transportation for the tech schools will also operate on a two-hour delayed schedule, even if the tech school opens on time.
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. Obey the rules and follow the directions given by your driver.
2. No eating or drinking.
3. Keep hands, feet and backpacks out of the isle while the bus is moving.
4. Use inside voices at all times.
5. Silence all electronic devices.
6. Earbuds / headphones are acceptable.
7. No photos, backlights or flashlights.
8. All students must stand 10 feet from the road while waiting for the bus.
9. Students must wait for the doors to open before walking towards the bus.
10. In the afternoons, students must wait for the driver’s “safe to cross” nod, regardless of age.
11. Know the school bus danger zones.