Transportation

Kiss and Ride

If you would like a Kiss n' Ride hang tag, either as a new parent or to replace a damaged one from last year, please read, complete and return the Kiss and Ride Hang Tag form to the Wakefield Forest Elementary School office.

Change in transportation plans? 

Please remember to send a note to the teacher

  • Children thrive on the consistency of a routine. We ask that you only make changes in transportation when necessary. If you require a change in your transportation routine due to a child care need, please send a note to your child’s teacher on the morning of the change; this note will be sent to the office for approval. (All change of transportation notes should be submitted on the “School Note” form or on a paper at least 5 X 8 inches.) We require a note from both the parent receiving your child and from you, the parent providing permission. Buses operate at capacity and we cannot guarantee FCPS buses can accommodate extra passengers. Playdates should be arranged after your child has arrived home.

Bus Riders

  • FCPS provides bus transportation for students who reside more than a mile from school. Bus riders follow the guidelines outlined in the Students’ Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) handbook distributed and signed by parents and students at the onset of each school year. Students are required to board and depart the bus at the stop nearest to their homes. Kindergarten students must be met at their bus stop by their parent, daycare provider, designated adult, or a sibling in 7th grade or higher.
  • Parents may access the following link https://busdelay.fcps.edu/ or the FCPS Mobile App to receive a delayed bus report from FCPS Transportation Services. Morning route information will be available through 12 pm. The afternoon route information will be available from 1 pm through 5 pm. If you have a transportation emergency after school hours, contact School Security at 571-423-2010.

Field Trips

  • During the school year, classes may take field trips that relate directly to the instructional program. Permission slips are sent home prior to the trip, and parents/guardians must return them to the school not later than the day before the scheduled trip. We cannot accept verbal permission. All students must ride school-arranged transportation to and from the field trip destination. Wakefield Forest often asks parents/guardians to help chaperone field trips. For safety and insurance reasons, younger siblings may not accompany chaperoning parents on field trips.

Wakefield Forest falls under FCPS Area II Transportation services. The office can be reached at 703-249-7000.