Bus Rider

  • APS Transportation Information

      • There should be no expectation of social distancing for students who ride the bus
      • Students will be required to wear masks
      • Bus operators will have additional masks to provide students in case students do not have them
      • Buses will be cleaned with approved cleaning products before and after drop-offs 
      • Students will be loaded from the back of the bus to the front of the bus in order to avoid students passing by each other 
      • When weather permits, windows will be cracked along with the roof emergency hatches
      • Bus operators will be trained to verbally stop students without a mask and issue them a mask

    **Families may elect to pursue other transportation options. APS encourages families to make transportation decisions that they believe are best for their children.

    Risk Mitigation for Bus Riders

    A designated and trained screener will take the temperature and screen each student and staff member before entry into the building.  They will use a handheld touchless temperature device. These screeners will also ensure social distancing and mask wearing of all students as they enter the building.

    • Fever is determined by a measured temperature of greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees
    • Individuals waiting to be screened stand 6 feet apart
    • Staff taking temp to wear PPE - which includes a mask  
    • Touchless thermometer will be used  
    • Proper hand hygiene of staff person taking the temp

    MES Bus Rider Information

      • Buses for MES@Inman drop off in the morning and pick up in the afternoon along Clemont Drive.
      • Visit the Bus Stop Locator website to help identify which bus number is assigned to your address.
      • Transportation Changes: APS periodically updates the bus routes to better serve students - please check your route weekly to see if there are any changes that affect you.  
      • Check eligibility bus rider locations & schedules at APS Transportation Website or call 404-802-5500.
      • Students may only ride their bus home to their assigned stops. Buses cannot transport students to other individuals' homes for playdates, doctor appt, etc. due to capacity and safety.
      • Pick-up & drop-off times are approximate, as they are affected by traffic patterns, weather, & ridership.
      • Bus riders are expected to obey the rules of safe conduct, which is enforced by the bus driver.
      • Please read the APS Bus Conduct and Safety Standards and view the APS Bus Safety Video.
      • To inquire about bus delays, please check APS Bus Delays or call the main office.
      • Email APS Transportation with any concerns or questions.
      • Eligible new riders should complete the APS New Student Bus Rider Form & submit it to MES. This is only for students who start after the first day of school.

    MES Bus 'Remind' Group Messages

    You will receive instructions for how to opt into text messages/emails with information about your bus number through Remind.  MES families with bus riders may join their MES Bus 'Remind' Group. Administrators at MES will use Remind to send one-way messages as text messages/emails. These messages have the ability to be translated in 70 languages. In addition, messages keep individual phone numbers private.

    MES Administrators will send messages regarding:

      • bus delays
      • bus number changes
      • bus route updates
      • substitute bus drivers

    • How do I Sign Up? Visit 'Remind' on your desktop or via mobile device and create an account to get connected with your MES Bus Remind Groups.
      • Main Campus: Stacey Bello or Ashley Macklin-Davis at 404-802-8950
      • 'Enter Class Code': During your sign up process the 'Remind' software will ask you to "Enter Class Code" (Join a Class). This is your MES Bus 'Remind' Group Code. Click HERE for instructions on signing up for Remind.
      • If you do not have a code please contact the front office.

    • MES Administrator: Brian Baron | School Business Manager 

Risk Mitigation at Bus Entry

  • A designated and trained screener will take the temperature and screen each student and staff member before entry into the building.  They will use a handheld touchless temperature device. These screeners will also ensure social distancing and mask wearing of all students as they enter the building.

    • Fever is determined by a measured temperature of greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees
    • Individuals waiting to be screened stand 6 feet apart
    • Staff taking temp to wear PPE - which includes a mask  
    • Touchless thermometer will be used  
    • Proper hand hygiene of staff person taking the temp