• Transportation To and From Magnet Programs--Update as of August 20, 2019

    If you have questions about buses or bus stops, please call the Transportation Office at 410-923-7890.

    Bus stops for accepted Magnet students to their Magnet school will be consolidated and may not be located within ordinary walking distances. Almost all consolidated bus stops will be at local elementary schools, middle schools, or libraries. Parents/guardians will be required to transport students to the consolidated bus stop or to the Magnet School. (Exception: CAT North/CAT South students will be picked up from and returned to their home school within the regular school day).

    Note: A list of consolidated stops is published by the Division of Transportation on August 20, 2019.  Any questions about Magnet busstops should be directed to the Transportation Office.  

    Posted December 13, 2019

    Accidents at westbound Route 50 at Route 2 AND westbound Route 100 at Route 97 will have significant impacts on traffic and school bus service this afternoon. This will impact many schools countywide. Since buses serve multiple schools at various levels, students will remain safe and supervised at schools until buses arrive. All buses will make all stops, but may be delayed in getting to those stops. Please call your child's school to discuss the impact of this situation on that particular school. 

    Posted December 12, 2019

    An accident at Mountain Road and Route 100 has caused significant traffic delays on the Pasadena peninsula. This will impact students at schools in the Chesapeake and Northeast clusters and magnet program students at Old Mill Middle School North and South. All buses will make all stops this morning, but there may be delays in getting to those stops and in getting students to school.

    Afternoon on December 12, 2019: 

    Good afternoon families of students in the Chesapeake and Northeast clusters, and magnet program students at Old Mill Middle School North and Old Mill Middle School South. This is Anne Arundel County Public Schools calling to let you know that traffic delays resulting from this morning’s accident on Mountain Road near Route 100 will likely cause delays for buses transporting students home this afternoon. All buses will make all stops, but there may be delays in getting to those stops. Additionally, there will be no activity buses this afternoon for Chesapeake Bay Middle School or George Fox Middle School. Once again, traffic delays resulting from this morning’s accident on Mountain Road near Route 100 will likely cause delays for buses transporting students home this afternoon. All buses will make all stops, but there may be delays in getting to those stops. Additionally, there will be no activity buses this afternoon for Chesapeake Bay Middle School or George Fox Middle School. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and have a good day.

    Posted November 25, 2019

    The following message is being sent by call, email, and text to families at Annapolis HS and Bates MS. Messages also being posted on Twitter pages for those schools and Annapolis ES.  Hello Annapolis High School and Bates Middle School families, this is Anne Arundel County Public Schools calling with important news about bus transportation this morning. A fire on Duke of Gloucester Street early this morning forced several road closures that may cause traffic delays this morning. As of 6:05 a.m., the fire was under control and crews were cleaning up the scene. All buses will attempt to make all stops this morning, but there may be some delays in getting to stops near the fire scene. All schools will open on time for students and staff this morning. Once again, a fire on Duke of Gloucester Street early this morning forced several road closures that may cause traffic delays this morning. As of 6:05 a.m., the fire was under control and crews were cleaning up the scene. All buses will attempt to make all stops this morning, but there may be some delays in getting to stops near the fire scene. All schools will open on time for students and staff this morning. Thank you.

    Posted September 23, 2019

    Dear Parent and Critical Partner in Programs of Choice/Magnet Programs:

    Our school system utilizes private contracted bus companies to provide the vast majority of our buses and drivers.  In fact,  the private bus companies responsible for operating many of our Programs of Choice routes are experiencing severe bus-driver shortages.  Solutions are being implemented:reassigning bus routes to other companies where feasible; shifting students onto other buses where practicable; working extra hours to find and train new certificated bus drivers. The tiered routing system (High School/ Middle School/ Elementary Schoolcontinues to experience delayed arrivals.  As such, your family should plan for a delay of 15-20 minutes for extended-day events (PVA and late busses) at this time. Although the goal is to have the route implemented with the posted time, tiered delays compound with the final route of the day.

    Your understanding at this time is greatly appreciated. We are working with transportation, and this acute issue will not last for the remainder of the school year. The issue of delayed arrival and lack of personnel is not isolated just to our bus routes.  We apologize for the inconvenience of this situation. Collaboratively,  we are judiciously working to resolve all issues as promptly as possible to return to the driver staffing levels that our contractors need to operate the entire transportation plan as designed and intended.

     

Contacts

  • Kevin J. Hamlin, PhD
    Director, Magnet Programs
    khamlin@aacps.org 
    410-222-5390

    Joseph Wieczorek [vye CHO rek], PhD
    Teacher Specialist, Magnet Programs (BMAH, IB, PVA, STEM)
    jwieczorek@aacps.org
    410-533-4815