WELCOME BACK AND BUS INFORMATION!
I am excited to welcome everyone back to Campbell County Schools for the 2019-20 school year. This summer has been a busy one as we have worked to perform school maintenance, improve school safety and security, train staff on trauma-sensitive instruction, and incorporate Silver Grove students into our enrollment at Crossroads, CCMS and CCHS.
Most of you know, but in case you don’t, school begins for students on Wednesday, August 14th. Our staff will report on August 12th and I would like to warn everyone that our bus drivers will conduct PRACTICE runs, late in the morning on Monday, August 12th. Don’t panic when you see busses running on Monday the 12th.
In addition to the practice runs on August 12th, our Transportation Department has worked this summer to prepare “E-link” through their Versi-trans management software to provide access to parents so you can see the bus numbers, pickup/dropoff times and routing information for your children. We are trying to greatly reduce the logjam of phone calls to the transportation department like we experienced last year when school safety requirements mandated that we remove bus information, routes and bus stop information from our website. We have a solution that allows you access to this information, but through a password protected portal called E-link.
You should have received an email on Friday at about 3:00 p.m. through Infinite Campus, providing directions to access the E-link system for parents. E-link is accessed via your child’s state student identification number (SSID) and their birth date. The SSID is provided in the email you received. SSIDs can also be accessed through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal and on Schoology for secondary students. I would recommend that you keep your child’s SSID in your phone or anywhere else that you secure sensitive information. Be advised that the email you receive includes the SSID for only one of your children, if you have multiple children in school. For me, the SSID was for my youngest child and I had to use his birthday to login. Once you login using the credentials for one student, you can see all of your children and their transportation information.
As a parent of students in the district, the email notification I received for the E-link access looked like this and arrived at 3:06 p.m on Friday:
In addition, our transportation department representatives will attend the open houses and welcome-back meetings at schools throughout the next week to assist with your access to transportation information. They should be able to provide you with answers to any questions you may have.
As always, I want to ask for your patience during the first week or so of school as bus drivers and the department work to tweak/modify routes. Although we always have a good idea of ridership based on last year’s routes, adjustments always have to be made as the transportation needs of families change or as folks move into or out of a bus route. Please be patient. Busses WON’T run perfectly on time and adjustments will be made during the first few weeks. Please have your children out to the stop a little earlier in the morning and be prepared to wait a little longer than the posted time for drop off in the afternoon. Busses tend to run later in the afternoons the first week or so as our staff works to get students out of the building and on the correct bus at dismissal. This always takes longer during the first week of school. I want to thank you for your understanding.
Again, I want to welcome everyone back. Let’s work together to make this a great school year!!!!!
David Rust, Superintendent