Bus Transportation

Bus Logistics

North Route

 



Chabot Elementary Stop
AM Bus: On the corner of Chabot and Patton. Directly in front of the stop sign.
PM Bus: On the corner of Chabot and Patton. Directly in front of the stop sign.

Golden Gate & Cross:
AM Bus: On Golden Gate & Cross in front of house with red bricks.
PM Bus: On Golden Gate & Cross in front of house with red bricks.

Hillcrest Elementary Stop
AM Bus: On Mandalay Rd., across the street from the school.
PM Bus: On Marguerite Dr., directly next to the school.

5206 Harbord Drive Stop
AM Bus: Directly in front of address 5206 Hardbord Drive; in front of house.
PM Bus: Directly in front of address 5206 Hardbord Drive; in front of house.

Montclair Stop
AM Bus: On Mountain Blvd. At muni stop in front of tennis courts.
PM Bus: Moraga Ave. At the bus stop directly in front of the rec. center.

West Route



Broadway and Pleasant Valley
AM Bus: Bus will pick up at Pleasant Valley & Gilbert, across from the new Chase bank, in front of AC Transit stop. Click here for photo.
PM Bus: On Pleasant Valley next to the new Chase bank. Click here for photo.


Grand Ave and Oakland Ave Stop
AM Bus: Residential Area; Corner of Grand Ave&Oakland Ave. Click here to view photo
PM Bus: In front of 1456 Grand Ave (Bus will stop in front of blue house). Click here to view photo

Lakeshore and Mandana Stop
AM Bus: Across the street from Lakeshore bus stop; next to a computer center. Click here to view photo.
PM Bus: At Lakeshore bus stop; directly adjacent to Chevron Gas station. Click here to view photo.

Mandana Blvd & Mandana Circle
AM Bus: At the AC Transit stop Mandana Blvd. and Carlston Ave. Click here to view photo
PM Bus: On corner of Longridge Road and Hubert. In front of the playground in front of Crocker. Click here to view photo.

Park Blvd & Wellington Stop
AM Bus: On Park and Wellington; in front of Bistro. Click here to view photo
PM Bus: At Muni bus stop; in front of restaurant Paulista Brazilian Kitchen & Taproom. Click here to view photo.

Park Blvd & Leimert Stop
AM Bus: Park Blvd and Trestle Glen; Opposite of Corpus Christi Church. Click here to view photo
PM Bus: Park Blvd and Trestle Glen in front of the Corpus Christi Church. Click here to view photo
 

Bus Information


  • We have created an online form for parents to communicate all changes in schedule, authorized pick-up information and attendance reporting. Please make sure to fill out a separate form for each schedule change, child, and/or adjustment. This form is useful if indicating a last-minute change or predetermined absence. Schedule changes must be submitted by 1pm for a day-of change. Changes after 1pm must be communicated to the Summer Program Office by phone (510-531-1300 x 2500.)
  • Before Registering, please consider that riding the bus requires a consistent commitment. A TON of coordination takes place behind the scenes to ensure that we manage this process safely and therefore we are not able to accommodate a rotating schedule and will require all bus users maintain a consistent transportation plan. After three changes to a routine, we will reach out to explore the if the bus service is the right fit for your family.
  • Be thoughtful in selecting the appropriate bus stop. Stop selection must be final by April 15 for our planning purposes.
  • Verify that your bus departure times match your program selections. Students registered for 4:00 pm programs should select the 3:45 pm bus. Students remaining until 6:00 pm should choose the 5:30 pm bus.


Role of the counselor:

Our counselor bus monitors help to ensure that students are on the appropriate bus route and oversee general behavior on the bus. Because of the tight timing of the bus schedule, counselors will not require individual sign-outs as students exit the bus. As counselors and drivers are getting to know students by name, it is important that parents feel free to ask questions or provide support in this process.

We've staffed each bus with a summer program counselor who will accompany each bus in the morning and afternoon and can be contacted by our office to inform us of arrival times and camper attendance.


Bus Drop Off and Pick Up

Please follow all traffic signs and systems in the neighborhoods we are utilizing for bus transportation. It is important that parents remain with their children or arrange for coverage with another adult until the bus arrives.

Do not block bus stops, driveways, or intersections.

Because we are unable to provide staffing at each stop, it might feel a bit unorganized until families establish a routine and rhythm. We appreciate your support in creating some order by waiting patiently in a line format away from the immediate area of the bus entrance to expedite the process. If you do not see your child exit the bus, kindly ask the driver or counselor for more information. Due to the timing of the arrivals, there will not be a formal sign-out process enforced.

Pick-Up Days One to Three:

Please note that the bus service will require at least the first three days of each session to function smoothly as we set up new systems. Please expect up to twenty-minute delays on arrival and departure times during this time.


Registering for the bus:

The bus registration will be completed during the registration process. Please be sure to select the bus transportation that corresponds to your camp selection and end time (4:00pm or 6:00pm).

During the registration process, you will be prompted to identify your camper's bus route and specific bus stop. This should be a selection that will remain consistent throughout the entire Summer Program. There will be no switching of bus routes.

Registration for bus service is on a first come, first-served basis due to a limited number of seats on each bus.


Where do I sign up for the bus?
The bus registration will be completed during the registration process on the Active Network. When you log back in, be sure to select the bus that corresponds to your camp selection and end time (4:00pm or 6:00pm dismissal). Bus registration will close on April 15th, should it not meet capacity sooner.

How much does the bus cost?
Bus service costs a one time, flat fee of $75 for both AM and PM service.

How do I cancel the bus service?
To cancel the service, please contact us via email (summer@headroyce.org) noting your request. Please note that you must provide 24-hour notice to sign-up for bus transportation to allow ample time to communicate changes to program staff. New reservations will not be in effect for 24 hours.

Can I switch routes and stops?
Families are able to utilize different stops, not routes, for both AM and PM service so long they are in the same route (North or West). After April 15 we are unable to accommodate any switching of routes (ex: switching from North to West and vise versa).

When do I need to finalize my bus schedule?
Be thoughtful in selecting the appropriate bus stop. Stop selection must be final by April 15 for our planning purposes.