Ansonia Public Schools are served by All-Star Transportation’s terminal in Seymour, the largest of the 18 school transportation locations that All-Star Transportation operates in Connecticut. In addition to Ansonia, the Seymour terminal also provides transportation for public schools in Derby, Seymour and Beacon Falls (Regional School District 16). All-Star established its terminal in Seymour in 2005 and transports more than 2,700 Ansonia students daily during the school year.
Safety is central to All-Star’s mission. Our drivers are licensed and rigorously trained. Our buses meet the highest maintenance standards, and each bus undergoes a safety inspection by the driver before every trip that it makes. For example, the brakes, lights, emergency exits and more are among the features checked on every bus before students are picked up in the morning, and many of the same items are checked again before students are picked up from school.
To further ensure the safety of students, rules and regulations have been put in place. Our drivers learn these rules during training and they enforce them. Parents and students also have a critical role, and it’s important that they also read the rules and regulations to learn what’s expected of them. Parents and students should review this information in preparation for the first day of school and refer to it throughout the school year.
Serving: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Seymour
Address: 591 North Main Street, Seymour, CT 06483
Phone: (203) 888-8816
Fax: (203) 888-7822
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Manager: Donald Saraniero
Assistant Manager: Deb Ventre
Dispatch: Aimee Burdzy
Safety Supervisor: Kelly Lukeski
The school bus routes for the Ansonia Schools are listed under the school that your student will be attending. You can find bus routes here.
Parents should check the school district website for information about early dismissal days (for example: conferences and early release days). Here is the Ansonia Public Schools calendar.
NOTE: Bus schedules are subject to revisions that result from enrollment changes, transfers and address changes. Changes and/or additions will be posted to the school district’s website and residents are encouraged to frequently check the Ansonia Public Schools website.
The time for each bus route is the approximate time the bus will make its first pickup in the morning. Adjustments will be made as necessary and as soon as possible. Students should be at their stops 5-10 minutes before the time listed on the bus route. The stop times can vary 5-10 minutes either way, depending on traffic, weather and the number of students riding the bus.
Please do not worry if a bus is late, especially at the start of a school year when it typically takes a few days for kindergarten children and new students to become accustomed to the bus routes and schedules. If, however, you have concerns about your bus being consistently late over a period of several days, please contact the Seymour office at 203-888-8816.
It is important that students remember to stand at least 10 feet from the road and not move toward the bus until the bus driver nods his or her head signaling that it is safe to board the bus.
Listed below are the regular school hours and bell times.
School Bell Times:
Ansonia High School – 7:15 a.m. – 1:50 p.m. (Arrive – ???)
Ansonia Middle School – 8:15 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. (Arrive – ????)
John G. Pendergast School – 8:45 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. (Arrive – ????)
John C. Mead School – 7:40 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. (Arrive – ????)
Listed below are the school hours for early dismissal and delayed openings.
Ansonia High School – 9:15 a.m.
Ansonia Middle School – 10:15 a.m.
John G. Pendergast School – 10:45 a.m.
John C. Mead School – 9:40 a.m.
Ansonia High School – 12:20 p.m.
Ansonia Middle School – 1:20 p.m.
John G. Pendergast School – 1:50 p.m.
John C. Mead School – 12:45 p.m.
Delays / Closings / Early Dismissals for Weather
The buses traveling out of Ansonia run on Ansonia’s schedule. Weather conditions in Connecticut may vary dramatically from town to town. All-Star Transportation will ensure safe transportation for all students. For delayed openings and cancellations due to inclement weather, please listen to local radio and television stations.
Emmett O’Brien students ride buses 6 and 11. They are picked up and dropped off at designated stops in Ansonia that are assigned prior to the start of school.
Please call All-Star at 203-888-8816 with questions.
Platt students ride bus 6 or 11 in the morning and bus 6 in the afternoon. Students are picked up at designated their stops and ride to Emmett O’Brien, where Emmett students are dropped off. Platt students remain on their buses and are transported to Prendergast school, where all Platt students get on bus 6 and are brought to school. In the afternoon, Platt students are brought to Lowes in Derby by bus. There, students get on bus 6 and are dropped off at their designated stops.
Please call All-Star at 203-888-8816 with questions.
Any individual seeking a change to a student’s pick-up and / or drop-off procedure must contact their student’s school principal.
A child must use the same bus stop five days a week. It can be a different stop from morning to afternoon, but each must be five days a week.
All Pre-K and Kindergarten students will be dropped-off at their assigned bus stops and must be met by a parent or an authorized adult / caregiver, or they will be returned to their school.
All other students – grades 1 through 12 – do not require an adult present.
However, for grades 1 through 5, if a parent or other authorized adult / care giver that is usually present when a student is dropped off is not there, that student will be brought back to school. If a student is uncomfortable when getting off at his or her bus stop, that student also will be returned to school. It is advisable for parents to inform the school if they want their student to be dropped off at their bus stop without an adult being present.
Here are some safety tips for parents to keep in mind.
In the event a change to a pick-up and drop-off schedule is needed during the school year, parents need to contact the administration at their student’s school.
The school bus is an extension of the classroom and students are expected to maintain behavior acceptable in a classroom setting. With that in mind, here are some important rules:
1. Students should be at their bus stop 10 minutes prior to their scheduled pickup time.
2. Students should stand back 10 to 15 feet from the road whenever possible.
3. Students should wait for the school bus to come to a complete stop and for the driver to nod his/her head before approaching the bus.
4. Children should never run after the bus as it pulls away as the driver may not see them.
5. If students need to cross in front of the bus, they should wait until the bus driver nods his/her head to signal it is safe to cross the street.
6. Students should cross at least 10 feet in front of the bus; if you can’t see the driver then the driver can’t see you.
7. If a student drops something in front of the bus, the student should leave the item where it fell until getting the driver’s attention and permission to retrieve the item.
8. No student should ever run towards / from the rear, alongside of a bus. A driver may not see a student in some danger zone blind spots.
9. Shout out to get the driver’s attention if you need them to remain stopped for any reason.
10. Be courteous, no profane language.
11. Do not eat or drink on the bus.
12. Keep the bus clean – put all litter in trash cans available on all buses.
13. Cooperate with the driver.
14. No smoking, including electronic cigarettes / vaping.
15. Do not destroy bus equipment / fixtures.
16. Remain seated until the bus is fully stopped.
17. Keep hands, heads and feet inside the bus.
18. The bus driver has the authority to assign seats.
19. Know the school bus danger zones.