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Bus Transportation

Transportation Coordinator
Tony DeStefano: 410-257-2217
transportation@dematha.org

2016-2017 Registration

Please read all of the instructions on this page prior to starting the registration process.

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Seton Sign-Up

Transportation Notices

Weekly Bus Schedule Information is provided in this Space.

All route times posted are for 2016-2017. Please do not use any other timing sheets. Registration must be completed as soon as possible. Limited space is available.

Service and Schedule Updates

Please remember as we we approach winter weather that DeMatha follows Prince Georges County Schools for AM and daily schedule changes.

Due to traffic variances students should be at the bus stop 10 minutes before the scheduled times. Buses may depart prior to the scheduled time as long as it is within the 10 minute window. Thank you for for understanding.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 to Friday January 6, 2017 -Buses run at the regular time.


Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 to Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 -Buses run at the regular time. (Note: DeMatha will have School All Day - Friday, Jan 13, 2017 - this is a change from the posted Calendar).

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 - DeMatha and Seton - No School.

Tuesday, Jan. 17 to Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 -Buses run at the regular time. (Note: DeMatha and Seton will have School All Day - Friday, Jan 20, 2017).





DeMatha Catholic High School offers School Bus Transportation from various areas and also provides transportation to Elizabeth Seton Catholic High School. DeMatha and Seton students who sign up for two-way transportation are given first priority, over those who use the services one-way.

Bus service includes a morning trip, return trip, and services on mid-term and final exam dates. The DeMatha and Seton School Calendars are used with considerations for specific events and situations. DeMatha will decide delayed openings and early dismissals.

In general, pickup locations are typically at centralized points to facilitate a quick and safe collection of students without delaying traffic. Afternoon drop offs consider quick and safe locations, generally in the same vicinity as the morning pickups. We cannot provide "door to door" service due to timing and traffic patterns especially during morning rush hour periods. In the past, centrally located pick-up and drop-off points have worked out very well.


Schedule Changes and Announcements


As changes occur during the School Year, they will be posted in this space. Bus transportation follows the DeMatha and Seton School Calendar(s).

DeMatha and Elizabeth Seton Catholic High School provide transportation as a partnership; therefore when changes occur they will be posted on this page.


Registration Procedure for 2016-2017

The registration procedure is done completely online. Paper registrations will not be accepted.

Registration for incoming DeMatha students is completed using the DM Sign-Up link at the top of this page. Parents should use their Admissions Portal login information.

Current DeMatha parents may use the same link as incoming students or login to the Veracross Parent Portal. The registration sign-up link is at the top of the page. DeMatha parents cannot access these links from student accounts and should not use the Seton registration process. Registration on the wrong portal may impact your ability to use your Veracross account or delay processing of your request. Please contact the IT Department if you need assistance in setting up your Veracross account.

Seton parents should use the Seton form which is found by clicking the Seton Sign-Up link at the top of this page. After entering demographic information, parents will be emailed a link to setup an account and make bus route selections. In order for Seton students to register for bus transportation, a route payment form must be completed. Seton students will not be enrolled in the transportation program until BOTH registration processes have been completed.

Registration will not be confirmed until payment of the $100 registration fee is received by the DeMatha Business Office. Online payment is available at the end of the registration process.

Student Bus Rider ID Card "Swipe Card"

Students at DeMatha and Seton will be issued Bus Rider ID cards within the first few weeks of classes. The cards will be swiped by the student upon Entry and Exit of the Bus. Students without a valid card will be sent to the Attendance Office and will be charged $15 for a replacement card ($25 for subsequent requests). ID cards will be used to record bus locations as well as student times and location of pick-up and drop-off.

Audio/Video Recording & GPS

Each Bus is equipped with audio and video recorders. Students should be aware the equipment is always active and checked regularly. Each bus is also equipped with GPS tracking software for safety. Thank you for your cooperation.

General Notes and Payment

  1. Riders should arrive at their stop 10 minutes before the posted time.
  2. The school cannot and will not prorate the costs for missed rides.
  3. All bus registrations (DeMatha and Seton) MUST be paid to DeMatha. The registration fee for 2015-2016 is $100.
  4. One-way riders are charged 60% of the two-way rate
  5. DeMatha students will be billed Quarterly. Seton students MUST use the Seton HS website to set-up payment for the bus routes they are riding.
  6. Bus transportation is NOT billed with the FACTS payment plan.

Metro Shuttle Location

*** NEW PICK UP ***
The Metro Shuttle picks at the COLLEGE PARK Green Line Metro (Route 1 side of Calvert Road) at 7:45 a.m. on regular school days. The Metro Shuttle will depart DeMatha for the COLLEGE PARK Green Line Metro at 3:15 p.m. or 15 minutes after the school day ends. Students wishing to utilize the Metro Shuttle bus in the afternoons should be at the bus located on 44th Street, along the side of the Convocation Center before 3:15 p.m.. This is a free service provided by the school.

Inclement Weather Policy

In case of a 2 hour delay for Prince George's County Schools due to weather, bus routes will pick up 2 hours later than the usual time. For example, if the usual pick up time is 6:30 a.m., the pick up time would then be 8:30 a.m.

2016-2017 Route Information

Each of the established routes operates with predetermined stops with adjustments made for the safety of the students. Schedules posted 8/27/16 based on current registration.

Annapolis/Bowie Route

Annapolis Service is provided by VVS Charter. The bus is marked DeMatha Catholic High School. They use a full-size yellow school bus and it will have VVS Charter on both sides of the bus at the front of the bus. Annapolis #225.

Annapolis

Dunkirk/Upper Marlboro Route

Dunkirk Service is provided by VVS Charter. The bus is marked DeMatha Catholic High School. They use a full-size yellow school bus and it will have VVS Charter on both sides of the bus at the front of the bus. Dunkirk #752.

Dunkirk

Charles County/Ft. Washington Route

Ft. Washington Service is provided by G&M Transportation. They use full-size yellow school buses and it will be marked DeMatha Catholic High School. Bus #554.

Ft Washington

Montgomery County Route

Montgomery County Service is provided by Smart-Ride, Inc.. The bus is a 25 Passenger Commuter Bus (all white) with a sign for DeMatha Catholic HS in the front window.

Montgomery

St. John's/Marlo/ Eastern Market Route - AM ONLY

St. John's, Clinton to Dunkin Donuts, Allentown Road to Marlo Furniture, Forestville to Eastern Market Service is managed by DeMatha, operated by Elizabeth Seton. The AM Route uses a Full Size School Bus Marked Seton Catholic High School.
***NOTE: PM Riders returning to Clinton will use the Ft. Washington Bus***

St. John's - Marlo-Eastern Market

Eastern Market/Spaulding Library - PM ONLY

St. John's, Clinton to Dunkin Donuts, Allentown Road to Marlo Furniture, Forestville to Eastern Market Service is managed by DeMatha, operated by Elizabeth Seton. The PM Route to Eastern Market and Spaulding Library is a white 15-passenger van and it will be marked Elizabeth Seton Catholic High School.

St. John's - Marlo-Eastern Market