Torrington is the birthplace of All-Star Transportation. We started in 2004 and have been proudly serving the community since. We safely transport more than 4,000 students daily. We work closely with our elementary and middle schools to integrate individual Positive Behavior and Intervention (PBIS) programs on our school buses, helping students to understand that their responsibilities for school starts as soon as they board the bus.
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: 268 Technology Park Drive, Torrington, CT 06790
Phone: (860) 489-3444
Fax: (860) 489-3486
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bus Route Questions: [email protected]
Manager: Marcy Buccitti
Dispatcher: Justine Lundberg & Szilvia Csenki
Safety Supervisor: Tammy Gunning
The school bus routes for the Torrington Schools are listed under the school that your student will be attending. You can find bus routes here.
Parents should check the Torrington Public Schools website for information about early dismissal days (for example: conferences and early-release days).
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 Torrington 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 Torrington office at 860-489-3444.
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:
Torrington High School – 7:15 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Torrington Middle School – 7:45 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
East School – 8:40 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Forbes School – 8:40 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Southwest School – 8:40 a.m. -3:35 p.m.
Torringford School – 8:40 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Vogel-Wetmore School – 8:40 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Listed below are the school hours for early dismissal and delayed openings.
Torrington High School – 9:15 a.m.
Torrington Middle School – 9:45 a.m.
East School – 10:40 a.m.
Forbes School – 10:40 a.m.
Southwest School – 10:40 a.m.
Torringford School – 10:40 a.m.
Vogel-Wetmore School – 10:40 a.m.
Torrington High School – 12:10 p.m.
Torrington Middle School – 12:40 p.m.
East School – 1:35 p.m.
Forbes School – 1:35 p.m.
Southwest School – 1:35 p.m.
Torringford School – 1:35 p.m.
Vogel-Wetmore School 1:35 p.m.
Students for Oliver Wolcott, Wamogo and Bristol Tech follow the Torrington schools schedule during inclement weather. In the event Torrington schools close, no bus transportation will be available for Oliver Wolcott, Bristol Tech and Wamogo students. Should Torrington schools have a two-hour delayed opening, bus service will be delayed two hours, even if OWTS, Bristol Tech, and/or Wamogo open on a regular schedule. Should Torrington schools not have a delay, Bristol Tech and Wamogo students will be transported at regular time, even if their school has a delay.
Bristol Tech/Wamogo students are picked up at designated stops by a shuttle bus and brought to Southwest School in the morning where students board buses to their respective school. The procedure is reversed in the afternoon. More information for these shuttles and buses is available on the Torrington Public Schools website.
Any individual seeking a change to a student’s pick-up and/or drop-off procedure must do so through 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 his/her home school.
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 their student’s 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 their student’s school office to request a change form.
The school bus is an extension of the classroom and students are expected to maintain behavior acceptable in a classroom setting. Torrington Public Schools has created a poster for School Bus Expectations. It spells out how students are expected to conduct themselves on a school bus. Also, here are some other important rules:
1. Students should be at their bus stop five 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.