Plymouth is one of 18 school transportation locations that All-Star Transportation operates in Connecticut. All-Star established this terminal in Plymouth in 2015 and transports more than 1,200 children 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: 16 School Street, Plymouth, CT 06781
Phone: (860) 585-0011
Fax: (860) 585-5730
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
Manager: Sherry Hoag
Safety Supervisor: Christa McFadden
The school bus routes for the Plymouth 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). A list of Plymouth school hours can be found here.
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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth office at 860-585-0011.
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:
Terryville High School – 7:32 a.m. – 2:12 p.m.
Eli Terry Middle School – 7:49 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Harry S. Fisher Elementary School – 8:40 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Plymouth Center School – 8:40 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Listed below are the school hours for early dismissal and delayed openings.
Terryville High School – 9:32 a.m.
Eli Terry Middle School – 9:49 a.m.
Harry S. Fisher Elementary School – 10:40 a.m.
Plymouth Center School – 10:40 a.m.
Terryville High School – 11:40 a.m.
Eli Terry Middle School – 12:00 p.m.
Harry S. Fisher Elementary School – 12:45 p.m.
Plymouth Center School – 12:45 p.m.
Early Dismissal Due To Inclement Weather For Out-Of-District Schools
Bristol Technical Education Center – 11:30 a.m.
W.F. Kaynor Technical High School – 11:00 a.m.
Maloney Magnet Elementary School – 11:30 a.m.
Oliver Wolcott Technical High School – 11:30 a.m.
Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School – 12:00 p.m.
Wamogo High School – 11:00 a.m.
Waterbury Arts Magnet School – 11:05 a.m.
Snow days – Snow days – When Plymouth schools are not in session, no buses will be provided for out-of-district schools.
Delayed openings – If there is a delay in Plymouth due to inclement weather, all buses will be delayed for the announced increment of time set by school administrators. If there is no delay in Plymouth and your out-of-district school has a delay, your transportation will be delayed for the announced time set by your out-of-district school’s administration.
The following agreement has been established with the Plymouth superintendent of schools regarding out-of-district schools serviced by All-Star Transportation:
Should weather and road conditions prompt the superintendent to close or delay Plymouth schools, all buses scheduled for out-of-district schools will follow the established schedule for that particular day (2-hour delay or no transportation).
The superintendent’s decision is made with the safety of students in mind, and the bus company will abide by the call.
Any individual seeking a change to a student’s pick-up and / or drop-off procedure must contact their student’s school office.
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 home school. For Rotella and Maloney, students will be brought to the Plymouth Police Department.
All other students – grades 1 through 12 – do not require an adult present.
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 provide a note to 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 complete and submit a Transportation Change Request to the Board of Education. The request form can be found online by clicking here.
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.