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Transportation

Students attending Sts. Joseph and John School are transported by bus by the Strongsville, Brunswick, Buckeye Local and Berea City School Districts.  Our students only ride on buses with other SJJ students.  Once enrollment at SJJ is complete, a postcard from the Transportation Department is sent to our students with the bus pick-up and drop-off locations and times, as well as your child’s bus number.  If you do not get this information, please call the Transportation Department phone number listed below for more information or to arrange for bus transportation for your student.

Transportation Information
School District Cities Transportation Department Phone Number
Strongsville City School District Strongsville (440) 572-7060
Brunswick School District Brunswick (330) 273-0227
Buckeye Local School District Medina (330) 722-8257 x1019
Berea City School District Berea, Middleburg Heights, Brook Park

(216) 898-8301 x5783

           
If your school district or city is not listed above, you may still be able to arrange for bus transportation.  In general, school districts within a 30-minute drive of Sts. Joseph and John School are required by State law to provide bus transportation for students, but this is subject to certain qualifications and evaluations. Some districts may provide mileage reimbursement instead.  For a list of all Ohio School Districts and their websites, click HERE.

Bus Conduct

Parents are encouraged to speak to their children regarding good conduct on the bus.  In the event of misbehavior, students will receive a Bus Report from the bus driver to be signed by both the administration and parents.  Three or more bus reports during the course of the school year will result in consequences and/or loss of bus transportation.  Serious or repeated misbehavior may result in permanent bus removal.

Bus Changes

            From the Strongsville Transportation Department:

“Any bus change must be pre-approved in writing by the Strongsville Transportation Department.  Forms are available at the Transportation Department Office.  Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 are not permitted to ride a different bus.”  Students in grades K-6 going to a babysitter after school must have a signed baby-sitter form on file in the school office.  Strongsville resident parents making changes in their student’s bus transportation must go directly through Strongsville Transportation (440) 572-7060, and send a note to the school office with the changes.

Car Pick-Up

It is recommended that all students take advantage of school bus transportation.  When it is necessary to pick up a student during the school day or after school, please make sure that the student is informed in the morning and that a note is sent into the school. 

Pick-Up During School

For pick up during school, parents must write and sign a note to the teacher indicating when the student will be picked up and for what reason.  This note then will be sent to the office to be approved, and the child will be sent to the office at the requested time. 

After-School Pick-Up

For car pick up after school, a note signed by the parents is required.  Parents must send in a note to the school office and it will be approved and given to the child to take to the pick-up line at dismissal.  Please avoid impromptu taking of students home, for example, after field trips or school assemblies.  This creates confusion and makes dismissal more difficult. 
 
For car pick-up, parents are not to park and enter the school building.  Please refrain from entering the school building at dismissal time.  Parents are to remain in their cars and are to enter the car rider pick-up line which begins at the rear of the school.  Students may be picked up after dismissal at 2:00 p.m. in the North driveway at Door D.  The main entrance to the school (between the school and church) is blocked off during dismissal and is for bus use only. 
 
Please enter by way of the South drive by the church rectory and head to the back of the parking lot next to the baseball/football field and proceed behind the school.  Stay in one single line of traffic and proceed to door D.  When you arrive at door D, please remain in your car.  The teachers will direct your children to you.  Please do not enter the South drive for the pick-up line before 1:45 p.m. and do not remove the chains or cone barriers.  These are for the safety of the school and parish.   

Bicycles

 For safety reasons, students are not permitted to ride bicycles to or from school.