Registration for the new 5pm After School Activity Shuttle for non-OPB riders…

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A paid bus shuttle service will be offered from Ogden West Campus to East Campus for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. This shuttle will depart Ogden West Campus at 5:00 PM every school day, and proceed to the East Campus for final drop off.

This new Shuttle is part of a bus service organized by parent volunteers from the New Eastside neighborhood and is being offered to any West Campus Ogden student who wishes to ride for $400 for the entire academic year.

Students from the New Eastside neighborhood who are already paying for the OPB (Ogden Pay Bus) service will be automatically eligible to ride the shuttle at no additional fee, so they DO NOT need to fill out this application, too.

THERE ARE ONLY 20 SEATS AVAILABLE on this new 5pm After School Activity Shuttle. The sign-up/payment deadline is June 9th, 2017.

If you have a west campus student who is looking to participate in after school activities for the upcoming school year and would like to avail of this service, please print the Registration Form and follow the directions below:


  1. Print and complete the Registration/Application form linked above.
  2. Read and sign a copy of the rules and regulations, which are pages 2 and 3 of the application form.
  3. Submit all three pages of the application along with a non-refundable payment of $400 PER STUDENT in the form of a cashier’s check or money order made payable to Ai Bus Services. No personal checks will be accepted.
  4. Please drop off completed application and payments with the doorman at 450 East Waterside Drive, addressed to Maya Tatineni, Unit 908 by June 9th.SEATS ON THIS 5PM AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY BUS WILL BE RESERVED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. If you have any questions, please email us at:  Ogdenpaybus@gmail.com

 

 

2017-2018 Application Form – Registration coming soon!

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Here is the 2017-2018 Application Form:

NEW 2017_18 OPB Application Form in PDF Format
NEW 2017_18 OPB Application Form in Word/Doc Format

 


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For Ogden West Campus Families only interested in your child riding on the new
5PM After School Activity Shuttle, your application and registration information can be found HERE.


 If you’re new to our blog and would like to learn more about the OPB routes or other information, click HERE.

We need volunteers or there may not be a bus for the 2017-2018 school year…

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Ogden New Eastside Pay Bus families…

As of the last day of school, our current OPB volunteers will no longer have students attending Ogden International and thus will be stepping away from organizing the neighborhood bus. We appreciate the support of the neighborhood families who have participated with us to provide safe, reliable, daily school transportation for our Ogden students over the past several years.

We would love for this valuable service to continue for next year. We have identified a parent who is familiar with the service and is willing to take the lead in organizing the bus for 2017-18, but she needs volunteers to partner with her in the endeavor.

This volunteer opportunity will require some flexibility and dedication of time during the planning stage and at the beginning and end of the school year, including reading and signing bus contracts, coordinating with East campus administration, assisting in organizing paperwork, answering parent questions, solving problems as they arise, and looking for ways to make the service more efficient and cost effective. This person should also be dedicated to keeping this bus service working for the neighborhood through the school year.

If you are interested in helping to continue the Ogden New Eastside Pay Bus service,  please email us with your name and number and we will contact you to discuss the details:

info@ogdenpaybus.com

While we have initiated tentative plans for next year, please note that the bus service will not be able to continue if we cannot find enough volunteers to operate it.

Thank you!

Important OPB Information…

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HERE IS THE APPLICATION FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR:

2017 2018 Application Form in PDF
2017 2018 Application Form in Doc


Welcome to all of the new visitors interested in the Volunteer-operated OPB Service and Blog! You may find yourself asking:

When is Registration for the next Calendar year?
What are the Departure/Arrival times?
Is there a Map of the bus route?
How do I get on the E-Mail list so that I can receive important Bus news and alerts about registration?
How do I contact the school?
How do I contact the Alderman?

If you have these or other questions, please visit HERE or go to:

https://ogdenpaybus.wordpress.com/about/

New bus times for the 2016-17 school year!

BUS ROUTE MAP & DEPARTURE/ARRIVAL INFORMATION

Bus Map 2016 17

(Updated 9/5/16)

MORNING PICK UP

WEST CAMPUS BUS PICK-UP BEGINS AT  7:00 am.
EAST CAMPUS BUS PICK-UP BEGINS AT  7:55 am.

The bus begins at stop #1 and then moves along the route in numerical order. Due to traffic, weather or other factors, we are unable to specify exact times for each stop. We encourage students to arrive at their stop a little early, to make sure that they have ample time and are present when the bus arrives.

The bus will leave the neighborhood after the last stop and drive directly to campus. Students who are riding the bus will not be marked tardy even if the bus is delayed.

East Campus Drop-off is on Dearborn, directly north of Walton and south of Oak. In the mornings, students will be escorted up the ramp along the front of the school and into the main entrance.

West Campus Drop-off and dismissal is North of the school, east of the parking lot on W. Huron.

REMINDER: It is your student’s responsibility to be at the bus stops promptly. The bus does not circle back to pick-up students who miss the bus. If a student misses the bus, it is the responsibility of each family to make other transportation arrangements to get their student to and from school.

Neighborhood Bus Stops

The bus stops in order are:
1) 155 Harbor Drive
2) 175 North Harbor Drive
3) 450 East Waterside
4) 400 East Randolph
5) 360 East Randolph
6) 225 North Columbus

BUS PASSES

Students must have their bus passes to board the bus, especially in the afternoon at school. In the past, we’ve had a few students try to board our buses who did not belong. We were able to determine they were on the wrong bus because they did not have bus passes. Bus passes help ensure students are in the right place.

AFTERNOON DISMISSAL

West Campus Drop-off and dismissal is North of the school, east of the parking lot on W. Huron.

East Campus Pick-up will be at the corner of Dearborn and Oak, on the northwest corner of the school. Susie Tanner will be at East campus for dismissal for the first few days to help students learn the routine. Please notify your student’s teacher in writing that for 2016-2017, your student will be riding the Ogden New Eastside Pay Bus.

Make sure your student knows at dismissal, they should walk west to the end of the main floor hallway (past the security desk) to the Dearborn/Oak street staircase in the northwest corner. Students should go down the stairs, exit the building and immediately get on the first bus parked on Dearborn.

 LATE AFTERNOON BUS

After School Activity Route
At 5:00 PM an AI Bus Service bus should be waiting to pick-up West Campus students.

West Campus Students board this route in front of the MAIN ENTRANCE to the school at 1250 W. Erie in front of door #1. West campus students may remain inside the school and wait for the bus before leaving the building. The bus will proceed to the East campus and pick-up students at the same bus stop, at Dearborn and Oak, on the northwest corner of the school.

East Campus Students should be at the window watching for the bus at 5:05 p.m. The bus will pull up, wait a few minutes, then leave to the neighborhood.

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We do not work or communicate directly with J at School. If your student attends J at School, be sure to notify them in writing or email that Ogden New Eastside After school activity bus home. It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to work with J at school to make those arrangements.

The arrival times at our neighborhood stops in the afternoon will depend on the traffic between school and home, and times may vary. Protests, Presidential Barricades, construction, weather and other unforeseen circumstances may alter return times.


BUS TELEPHONE NUMBERS

In the event that the bus is running late and you or your child would like to call the company to see when the bus will arrive, here is the contact number (just tell the operator you are inquiring about the Ogden Pay Bus):

AI Bus Service

773-279-9110

Each yellow school bus will have the company name on the side. There will also be a sign in the window by the front door saying, “Ogden New Eastside Pay Bus“.

Morning driver and bus number for both campuses, and the West dismissal bus is David, bus #106. The driver name and bus number for the dismissal route and after school activity route is Kendall, bus #112.

Bus Registration is here!

Registration

Registration:
Thursday, September 1, 2016
6:00-8:00 PM
Top floor of Village Market Place
Inside near the top of the escalators
Between MingHin and Mariano’s

Ogden New Eastside Families…

As of today, our student headcount has reached 66 students. The total sum due to AI Bus Service is $91,800 for 180 days of service, including separate morning routes from the neighborhood to each campus, separate dismissal routes from each campus to the neighborhood, and a single combined after-school activity route from both campuses to the neighborhood. Based on the headcount, the amount due per student is $1,390.91.

The fees paid by any new students registering after this headcount will be collected and disbursed proportionally. We also continue to explore ways to make this service more efficient and to share that cost savings with you.

To complete registration, all items below must be completed and presented at registration:
Click here for the 2016-2017 New Eastside Registration materials

1) print, read, and complete Registration Form;

2) review bus rules with your child and both sign the terms of service;

3) a Cashier’s Check, Certified Check, or Money Order in the amount of $1,390.91 made payable to AI Bus Service LLC (no personal checks accepted);

4) $10 cash for student identification card;

5) verification of residency in the New Eastside, such as IL drivers license or IL state ID, current utility bill, lease, or condo assessment statement. We will not keep a copy of this information. We only need verification of residence in the neighborhood.

If you have any questions, just let us know.

 

Cost update…not yet finalized!

Ogden New Eastside Families…

We have collected the responses to the headcount email. So far there are fewer reservations than expected causing the current fee calculation of approximately $1435 to be higher than estimated. While we feel the bus is a good value, we want to be as cost-conscious as possible.

We have discussed our options with the bus company and are brainstorming ideas to reduce the individual cost to families. While we continue to explore these options, we are delaying the distribution of final registration details until the week of registration, Monday, Aug 29, at the latest, so that we can offer the best individual price possible.

If you know of families in the New Eastside neighborhood who are interested in the bus but have not yet reserved a seat, please have them contact us at OgdenPayBus@gmail.com or forward the headcount email to them, because additional riders reduce the incremental cost to everyone.

Best regards…
Lynn Brahin
Susie Tanner