Transportation School Year 2019-2020

Odyssey Charter School: Zipper Merge on Campus

When motorists notice that the right lane is full or backing up as you enter campus, use the left lane and drive to the top of the intersection. Merge in a zipper like fashion before the round-about. Motorists in the right lane should never block motorists in the left lane, this will only cause further congestion onto Lancaster Pike and through campus.

Traffic studies show that a zipper merge can reduce congestion by 50%.

Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back to Odyssey Charter School! We are excited to kick off the 2019-2020 school year. This year Odyssey Charter School will be a complete K-12 school and we will have our first graduating class, OCS Class of 2020!

Once again, we are collaborating with First Student to provide transportation for our K-5th grade students. Our OCS buses will transport our 6th-12th grade students.

The OCS transportation department will continue to provide transportation for all field trips, sports runs, and extra-curricular activities. Our 5:00pm Activity Bus for students in grades 6th-12th will run throughout the year (Monday-Thursday) beginning on Monday, September 16th. This bus will run the same route as last year.

Please take the time to read through this document thoroughly and share it with other members of your family who may be a part of your child(ren)’s arrival and dismissal process.

Within this communication, you will find arrival and dismissal times, traffic windows for each building, bus routes for both K–5th grade and 6th–12th grade, detailed information pertaining to carline decals and carline procedures, and other important OCS information.

Please remember that the start of school is an exciting but hectic time for all members of our school community. Throughout the first month of school, we are still learning and improving upon all working systems including carline and bus routes. Please be patient and know that as each day goes by all members of our team will become more efficient with our arrival and dismissal procedures.

Changes in Dismissal: For student safety reasons, no changes to end of day dismissal will be accepted via phone, fax, or email. All changes must be sent in writing via written letter brought to school with the child no later than the morning of the change.

Thank you for your continued support and know that the Odyssey Charter School Transportation Department is committed to providing safe, effective, efficient, and healthy transportation to all our students.

Evan Winokur
Transportation Manager
OCS Transportation Department

2019 – 2020 School Year Transportation documents are available below. Please click on links to view

Summer Transportation Communication
Odyssey Bus Routes – Grades 6-12
First Student Bus Routes – Grades K-5
Where’s The Bus – sign up
Activity RunStarts Monday, Sept 16th

2019 – 2020 Carline Maps

OCS Building Schedules

Middle/High School (Grades 6-12)
7:40 – OCS Buses drop off
7:35 – 7:45 – MS/HS Carline
Dismissal 2:50 – 3:00
OCS Buses depart – 2:55

Lower/Intermediate School (Grades K-5)
7:55 – First Student Buses drop off
7:50 – 8:10 – IS Carline
8:00 – 8:20 – LS Carline
IS Dismissal 3:15 – 3:25
LS Dismissal 3:15 – 3:35
First Student Buses depart – 3:15 – 3:30

Before Care – 7:00-7:50 am (No drop off after 7:30)
After Care – 3:30-6:00 pm (No pick up before 3:45)
*Aftercare drop in fee is $35.00 per occurrence ($25.00 registration fee, paid once only, applies).

Early Dismissal
*All students who are being picked up early from school must be picked up by the times below.
2:35: MS/HS
3:00: IS
2:45: LS