Region 16 (Beacon Falls)
Beacon Falls students attending Regional School District 16 schools are served by All-Star Transportation’s terminal in Seymour. The Seymour terminal is the largest of the 18 school transportation locations that All-Star Transportation operates in Connecticut. In addition to Beacon Falls, it also provides transportation for public schools in Ansonia, Derby and Seymour. All-Star established its terminal in Seymour in 2005 and transports nearly 900 Beacon Falls 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.
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.
Assistant Manager: Deb Ventre
Dispatch: Aimee Burdzy
Safety Supervisor: Kelly Lukeski
The school bus routes for Region 16 Schools are listed under the town where you live and the school that your student will be attending. You can find bus routes here.
If you have an issue or concern about your student’s bus stop location, please contact the student’s school principal or All-Star Transportation’s Seymour office at 203-888-8816 or by email [email protected].
Parents/caregivers should check the school district website for information about early dismissal days (for example: conferences and early release days). A list of Region 16 school hours can be found below.
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:
Woodland Regional High School – 7:35 a.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Long River Middle School – 8:05 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Prospect Elementary School – 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Laurel Ledge Elementary School – 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
H.A.W.K.S. Alternative Education – 2:35 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Listed below are the school hours for early dismissal and delayed openings.
Woodland Regional High School – 9:35 a.m.
Long River Middle School – 10:05 a.m.
Laurel Ledge Elementary School – 10:45 a.m.
H.A.W.K.S. Alternative Education – 2:35 p.m.
Woodland Regional High School – 11:35 p.m.
Long River Middle School – 12:20 p.m.
Laurel Ledge Elementary School – 1:00 p.m.
H.A.W.K.S. Alternative Education – Canceled
Out-of-District schools include Kaynor Tech, Nonnewaug, Emmett O’Brien and special needs transportation.
The following agreement has been established with the Region 16 superintendent of schools regarding all out-of-district schools serviced by All-Star Transportation:
Should weather and road conditions prompt the superintendent to close or delay Region 16 schools, all buses scheduled for out-of-district schools will follow Region 16’s schedule for that day (2-hour delay or no transportation because schools are closed).
The superintendent’s decision is made with the safety of students in mind, and the bus company will abide by the call.
Emmett O’Brien Technical School Bus Information
Beacon Falls students get picked up by bus 23, except for those students who live in the Beacon Valley Road area. Beacon Valley Road-area students are picked up by a school van from All-Star’s Prospect terminal. The van meets bus 23 at the commuter lot in Beacon Falls on North Main Street, where students transfer from the van to the bus. Bus 23 then continues to Emmett O’Brien.
In the afternoon, all Region 16 students get picked up at Emmett by bus 23. At the end of the route, bus 23 meets vans from the Prospect terminal at the commuter lot in Beacon Falls. The vans take Prospect students and Beacon Falls student who lives in the Beacon Valley Road area to their designated stops.
Any individual seeking a permanent change to a student’s pick-up and / or drop-off procedure must contact their student’s school principal, or All-Star Transportation’s Seymour office at 203-888-8816 or email [email protected].
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 the student will be returned to his / her school.
However, for grades 1 through 5, if a parent or other authorized adult/caregiver 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 and bus company in writing if they want their child to be dropped off at their bus stop without an adult present.
Here are some safety tips for parents to keep in mind.
If for some reason a student needs to ride a different bus on a certain day, a note signed by his / her parent or guardian must be handed into the student’s homeroom teacher at the beginning of the school day. This note must state the number of the bus the student currently rides, and the number of the bus the student is requesting to take. Failure to do this will prevent the request from being granted. Phone requests should be limited to emergency situations only.
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 doors to open before approaching the bus. (Wait for the driver to nod).
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.