Registration for Bus

2019-20 Bus Information

School bus transportation is available to the Hosmer School and the Middle School from shared pickup points throughout Watertown. Please note that other criteria apply: transportation is not available to students who live less than 0.75 miles' walking distance from their school, or to out-of-neighborhood students (call for details).

 

In prior years bus accommodations were on a first come, first served basis.  The School Committee Policy was updated this past year so that the determination is based solely on walking distance (as determined by the business office) to the school that the child attends. This means that even children who had a seat on a bus during the 2018-2019 school year or prior are not given priority. Depending on the number of registrations we receive we may have a waitlist for seats. Bus routes and scheduled pickup times will be determined based on actual ridership.

 

Use this online form to register for the 2019-2020 school bus.

 

Fees

 

Grade

Fee waived per, School Committee Policy and/or State law. Registration is still required.

$300 per child, family max $475

K-5

Families living 1.5 miles’ walking distance from Hosmer, except "out of neighborhood" students residing in another elementary school's district. (Transportation is not available for "out of neighborhood" students, except for students placed at the Hosmer due to capacity issues at the Lowell and Cunniff).

Families living a walking distance of less than 1.5 miles but more than 0.75 miles from the Hosmer.

 

Grade 6

Families living more than 2 miles' walking distance from the Middle School.

Families living a walking distance of less than 2 miles but more than 0.75 miles from the MiddleSchool.

Grades 7-8

 

Families living a walking distance of less than 2 miles but more than 0.75 miles from the MiddleSchool.

 

For families who want to apply, or reapply, for the 2019-2020 school year need based fee waiver please use this link. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service will update the waiver form for the 2019-2020 school year in mid-late July. To use the fee waiver for transportation (in addition to the school food program) you must check the permission to share with the Business Office. Please note that fee waivers do not impact eligibility or take priority over the distance determination.

 

Timeline

 

July 15

Registration Deadline the WPS Business Office will determine the walking distance. Registrations that are received after July 15th will only be considered if space allows.

August 1

Confirmation of bus registration status

August 20

Payment is Due; if that payment is not received by the due date the seat will be reassigned to the next person on the waitlist. Unfortunately, we cannot make exceptions to this process. There will be no exceptions.

Late August

Bus stop location and pick-up/drop-off times will be sent

September 3

Bus passes distributed to registered bus riders in school

 

School Bus Routes

Buses are available to/from Hosmer Elementary School and Watertown Middle School.

 
2019-2020 Bus Stop Routes and Times

Buses may arrive earlier than stated or be delayed, for various reasons.  Please allow additional time before and after  your assigned time/stop.

 Hosmer H1 Bus Stop Schedule

 

Stop

Bus H1 (Morning)

Time


Stop

Bus H1 (Afternoon)

Time

H1-1

Spring St. @ Baptist Wk.

7:28 AM


Depart

Hosmer School

2:35 PM

H1-2

Spring St. opposite Fayette St.

7:30 AM


H1-1

Spring St. @ Baptist Wk.

2:40 PM

H1-3

Common St. @ Handy Variety

7:33 AM


H1-2

Spring St. opposite Fayette St.

2:42 PM

H1-4

Belmont St. @ Hillside Rd.

7:37 AM


H1-3

Common St. @ Handy Variety

2:44 PM

H1-5

Belmont St. @ Keenan St.

7:40 AM


H1-4

Belmont St. @ Hillside Rd.

2:47 PM

H1-6

Brimmer St. @ Mt. Auburn St.

7:42 AM


H1-5

Belmont St. @ Keenan St.

2:49 PM

H1-7

Mt. Auburn St. @ School Ln.

7:44 AM


H1-6

Brimmer St. @ Mt. Auburn St.

2:51 PM

H1-8

Grove St. @ Kondazian St.

7:48 AM


H1-7

Mt. Auburn St. @ School Ln.

2:53 PM

H1-9

Opposite 125 Coolidge Avenue

7:49 AM


H1-8

Grove St. @ Kondazian St.

2:57 PM

H1-10

Arlington St. @ Filippello Park

7:53 AM


H1-9

Opposite 125 Coolidge Avenue

2:59 PM

H1-11

Nichols Ave. @ Melendy Ave.

7:57 AM


H1-10

Arlington St. @ Filippello Park

3:02 PM

Arrive

Hosmer School

8:00 AM


H1-11

Nichols Ave. @ Melendy Ave.

3:04 PM

 

 Hosmer H2 Bus Stop Schedule

 

Stop

Bus H2 (Morning)

 

 

 

Bus H2 (Afternoon)

Time

H2-1

Myrtle St. @ Homer St.

7:30 AM


Depart

Hosmer School

2:35 PM

H2-2

Theurer Pk @ Jackson Rd.

7:38 AM


H2-8

Beechwood Ave. @ Frank St.

2:40 PM

H2-3

Aldrich Rd. @ Watertown St.

7:41 AM


H2-7

Edith Ave. @ Pequossette St.

2:42 PM

H2-4

Union St. @ Eliot St.

7:43 AM


H2-6

Thurston Rd. @ Riverside St.

2:46 PM

H2-5

Morse St. @ S. Park St. & N. Park St.

7:45 AM


H2-1

Myrtle St. @ Homer St.

2:50 PM

H2-6

Thurston Rd. @ Riverside St.

7:51 AM


H2-2

Theurer Pk @ Jackson Rd.

2:57 PM

H2-7

Edith Ave. @ Pequossette St.

7:53 AM


H2-3

Aldrich Rd. @ Watertown St.

2:59 PM

H2-8

Beechwood Ave. @ Frank St.

7:54 AM


H2-4

Union St. @ Eliot St.

3:01 PM

Arrive

Hosmer School

8:00 AM

 

H2-5

Morse St. @ S. Park St. & N. Park St.

3:03 PM

 

 Middle School M1 Bus Stop Schedule

 

Stop

Bus M1 (Morning)

 

 

 

Bus M1 (Afternoon)

Time

M1-1

Kondazian St. @ Grove St.

7:52 AM


Depart

Middle School

3:05 PM

M1-2

Coolidge Hill Rd. @ Arlington St.

7:53 AM


M1-9

Hardy Ave @ Harding Ave

3:08 PM

M1-3

Nichols Ave. @ Melendy Ave.

7:55 AM


M1-8

School St. opposite Flint Rd.

3:11 PM

M1-4

Mt. Auburn St. @ Deluxe Town Diner

7:58 AM


M1-7

Hillside Rd. @ Maplewood St.

3:15 PM

M1-5

Mt. Auburn St. opposite Brimmer St.

8:01 AM


M1-6

Francis St @ Belmont St.

3:17 PM

M1-6

Francis St @ Belmont St.

8:03 AM


M1-5

Mt. Auburn St. opposite Brimmer St.

3:18 PM

M1-7

Hillside Rd. @ Maplewood St.

8:06 AM


M1-4

Mt. Auburn St. @ Deluxe Town Diner

3:20 PM

M1-8

School St. opposite Flint Rd.

8:08 AM


M1-3

Nichols Ave. @ Melendy Ave.

3:22 PM

M1-9

Hardy Ave @ Harding Ave

8:12 AM


M1-2

Coolidge Hill Rd. @ Arlington St.

3:25 PM

Arrive

Middle School

8:15 AM


M1-1

Kondazian St. @ Grove St.

3:27 PM

 

Middle School M2 Bus Stop Schedule

 

Stop

Bus M2 (Morning)

 

 

 

Bus M2 (Afternoon)

Time

M2-1

Watertown St. @ Morse. St.

7:41 AM


Depart

Middle School

3:05 PM

M2-2

Aldrich Rd. @ Watertown St.

7:42 AM


M2-1

Watertown St. @ Morse. St.

3:11 PM

M2-3

Union St. @ Eliot St.

7:44 AM


M2-2

Aldrich Rd. @ Watertown St.

3:13 PM

M2-4

Morse St. @ S. Park St. & N. Park St.

7:46 AM


M2-3

Union St. @ Eliot St.

3:15 PM

M2-5

Irving St. @ Riverside St.

7:52 AM


M2-4

Morse St. @ S. Park St. & N. Park St.

3:17 PM

M2-6

Beechwood Ave. @ Frank St.

7:55 AM


M2-5

Irving St. @ Riverside St.

3:22 PM

M2-7

School St. @ Laurel St.

8:00 AM


M2-6

Beechwood Ave. @ Frank St.

3:24 PM

M2-8

Dexter Ave. opposite Fairfield St.

8:02 AM


M2-7

School St. @ Laurel St.

3:29 PM

M2-9

Putnam St. @ Boylston St.

8:05 AM


M2-8

Dexter Ave. opposite Fairfield St.

3:30 PM

M2-10

Boylston St. @ Mt. Auburn St.
(By the field)

8:07 AM


M2-9

Putnam St. @ Boylston St.

3:32 PM

M2-11

Mt. Auburn St. @ Russell Ave.

8:09 AM


M2-10

Boylston St. @ Mt. Auburn St.
(By the field)

3:34 PM

M2-12

Common St. @ Handy Variety

8:11 AM


M2-11

Mt. Auburn St. @ Russell Ave.

3:36 PM

Arrive

Middle School

8:11 AM


M2-12

Common St. @ Handy Variety

3:38 PM

 

Late bus service will be provided only to Middle School students who are registered for the regular Transportation Program. The late bus will stop only at pre-determined designated stops throughout town. The late bus will depart from the Middle School on Monday through Friday at 4:30 PM.


MBTA for Students

Middle School and High School students may sign up for reduced-fare Student CharlieCards, valid on MBTA buses and subway. There are two types of Student CharlieCards available:

  • Unlimited Pass: This pass offers students unlimited access to the MBTA bus and subway system at a cost of $30 per month. This pass must be paid in two installments: $150 for September through January, then $150 for February through June. Contact the WPS Transportation Office for information on use of this pass during the summer months.
  • Pay-As-You-Go Card: This card works like a prepaid charge card balance. Students can load money onto their passes at any MBTA kiosk. Funds are then deducted from the balance at a discounted student rate of 85¢ per bus ride and $1.10 per subway ride. There is no charge for students to obtain a pay-as-you-go card, but it will come loaded with $0 prepaid, so students are responsible for loading money onto their pay-as-you-go cards.

Contact

If you have additional questions, please contact Shannon Dixon at shannon.dixon@watertown.k12.ma.us.