Pre-K through Grade 9 in Southborough, MA
Student Life

Transportation

Bus and Van Service for Students

Fay School is pleased to offer daily bus/van service for day students (for an additional fee). Bus/van service decreases traffic around the School, lessens Fay's impact on the environment, and provides a significant convenience to day families who live in surrounding communities.

During the 2016-17 school year, Fay is offering bus/van service along three routes:
 
1)    Stow/Sudbury/N.Framingham (A.M. & P.M.)

2)   Natick (A.M. & P.M.)
 
3)    Medway/Hopkinton (A.M. only) 

During the 2017-18 school year, Fay will continue to offer bus/van service, but it will be based on rider demand, and it is likely that only morning service will be offered.

Questions? Please contact Alan Clarance at aclarance@fayschool.org.

FAQ

List of 9 items.

  • Can we sign up for transportation during the school year?

    Yes, families may join the transportation program at any time during the school year if there is space available. To enroll in transportation after the school year has started, please contact Alan Clarance at aclarance@fayschool.org.
  • What transportation companies is Fay using?

    Over the last four years, we have explored relationships with several bus companies, and we have settled on Go Boston Shuttle (vans) and AA Transportation (buses) for 2016-17.
  • If a child has a problem on the bus/van, how will this be reported to parents, and by whom?

    Problems on the bus/van are reported by a student to his or her homeroom teacher or advisor or to one of the division heads. The division head will call the parents to inform them about the issue and what is being done to resolve it. Parents may also call the appropriate division head with concerns about problems on the bus/van. If a student is causing problems on the bus/van, the driver will inform the School, and a teacher or division head will talk to the student, and if necessary, call the parents. Students who continually misbehave may be suspended from the bus/van for a period of time, or indefinitely.
  • Are there seat belts on the buses and vans?

    The vans have seatbelts, and the buses do not have seatbelts. Per Massachusetts law, students in vans will be required to wear seat belts.
     
  • What happens when a child misses the bus/van?

    Morning:
    If a child misses the bus/van in the morning, it is the parent/caregiver's responsibility to transport him/her to school.
     
    Afternoon:
    If a student misses the afternoon bus/van, he or she should notify a faculty or staff member on duty who will assist him or her in contacting a parent/caregiver. The student will wait in Supervised Study Hall until the parent/caregiver arrives, and the student must be picked up by 6:00 p.m.
  • What happens on snow days?

    If school is canceled because of snow, the buses/vans will be canceled for the day. If the opening of school is delayed for any reason, parents should assume that morning buses/vans will also be delayed for the same length of time.
  • What will students who participate in Clubs do while waiting for a 5:00pm bus/van?

    Students who participate in one of Fay's after-school clubs (all of which end at 4:30 p.m.) will have a choice between joining Fay After School (FAS) or Homework Club (both of which will take place in the Primary School Building) free of charge, until the 5:00 p.m. bus/van departs.
  • Is there a minimum age required to ride a bus/van?

    All Fay School students are welcome to ride a bus/van, regardless of age.
  • Can parents suggest a new stop or route?

    We welcome input about modifying existing stop locations and/or adding new stops. When making a decision about a new stop location, Fay will take many factors into consideration, including: the number of children who would be served by the new stop, the time added to the bus/van route (which affects the length of time students are on the bus/van, as well as the time of the first pickup in the morning and the last drop-off in the afteroon), and safety. Fay will also consider adding new routes if doing so is economically feasible. Please contact Alan Clarance at aclarance@fayschool.org with suggestions.