Transportation Information

  • Each school day, students who reside in the Hempfield School District are transported to and from school. Students are bused to the 12 Hempfield student buildings, 27 non-public school buildings, and 49 IU/CTC programs. Busing is also provided for field trips and other special programs and competitions that Hempfield students participate in. All Hempfield buses are equipped with radios and multiple visual and audio recording devices that help monitor student behavior.

    When using Hempfield's transportation services, please keep in mind that students must live in Hempfield School District and be assigned to a bus by the transportation department in order to ride on a Hempfield school bus.

    Student Safety

    Student safety is our first priority. Please ensure your student knows and honors the Hempfield Bus Safety Rules. Please report all student behavior and bullying concerns to your student's Principal for correction. Please report all bus driver related concerns to the Hempfield Transportation Department.

    Motorists are required to stop for school buses when the red school bus lights are flashing. If you approach a bus with the amber lights flashing, brake and come to a stop so that children waiting to cross the street can do so safely.

    Important Forms and Documents

    Important forms and documents can be found on the right-hand side under the "2023-24 Forms" heading.

    Requests for special transportation in accordance with Alternate Care/Dual Custody Guidelines require parents/guardians to submit a completed form to the Transportation Office for review and approval.

How to Find Student Transportation Plans

  • For Hempfield Students

    The transportation plan for a Hempfield student can be found on the PowerSchool Parent Portal, which can be accessed by clicking here, or through the Stopfinder app.

    The information in the PowerSchool Parent Portal is delayed by one day. In other words, if a change is made to a student's transportation plan, the updated information will not be visible in the Parent Portal until the following day.

    To get started with Stopfinder, follow these steps:

    1. Always maintain accurate contact information, including a phone number and e-mail address, in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. In order for Stopfinder to work, the “primary contact” must have an e-mail address listed.
    2. Each student’s “primary contact” should have already received an invitation e-mail from Stopfinder. Inside that email is an account activation link. If you have not received the invitation, please e-mail to request an invite.
    3. Download the free app from Google Play or the Apple App Store and log in.
    4. Set up at least one “GeoAlert” for each of your student(s) runs. A “GeoAlert” will send an alert to your phone when the bus GPS passes that prescribed geographic location during your student’s run. This allows you to know when the bus is en route or about to drop your student off.
    5. Share access with a spouse, family member, neighbor, or caretaker with subordinate accounts.

    For more information on Stopfinder, please refer to the guide under the "Resources" heading or contact the Transportation Office.

    For Columbia and Non-Public Students

    For Columbia and Non-Public students, a parent/guardian will receive an email with the student's transportation plan. Keeping your contact information up to date with Hempfield School District's Transportation Department is important to ensure proper notifications are received in the event of a bus delay or plan change.

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