The staff members at The Winston Knolls School at Hoffman Estates Campus work closely with school district representatives, drivers, and transportation assistants to ensure that students remain safe during transportation. We recognize that a student’s transportation can be a point of high anxiety for parents, as many of our students have limited verbal abilities. We work closely with drivers and bus assistants to ensure your child’s physical and emotional safety.
All students at The Winston Knolls School at Hoffman Estates Campus are provided transportation, as specified in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The home school district is responsible for transportation to and from The Winston Knolls School at Hoffman Estates Campus. The mode of transport and number of students in the vehicle are determined by the home school district. Transportation providers are required to conduct background checks and provide training for all drivers. The driver is not permitted to change pick-up or drop-off locations, times of pick-up, or students to be transported. Please do not hesitate to contact The Winston Knolls School at Hoffman Estates Campus if you have a concern about your child’s transportation.
It is important for students to feel just as safe during the transition to and from school as they do in our building. The time students spend in the cab or bus on the way to or from school is an extension of the school day and students are subject to the same school practices, policies, and expectations.
At the start of each day, students will be dropped off at the rear entrance of the school building, whether arriving at school by bus, cab, or with a parent. A staff member from The Winston Knolls School at Hoffman Estates Campus will escort your child from their vehicle into the building. We have worked closely with the Hoffman Estates Police Department to ensure that all children and adults remain safe while leaving their vehicle and walking into the building.
On a typical day, students begin to enter the school building at 8:50 AM, or as their transportation vehicles arrive. Staff members will be at the back entrance until approximately 9:05 AM. When transportation is delayed due to inclement weather, staff will remain at the back entrance until 9:20 AM
At the end of each day, a staff member will escort your child to the appropriate vehicle. We work with each of the drivers to make sure that before the vehicle leaves all students are appropriately buckled and/or harnessed.
A student’s clothing and appearance are an important form of self-expression. Students at The Winston Knolls School at Hoffman Estates Campus are expected to dress in a way that shows pride in themselves and our learning environment. Students are expected to wear clothing that contributes positively to the school’s learning environment. Clothing with suggestive pictures, crude and vulgar writing, or revealing clothing, are not appropriate for the school setting and should not be worn to school.
The Winston Knolls School, at Hoffman Estates Campus provides information about the privileges and responsibilities of using the Internet and district networks as part of your student’s educational experience.