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Elementary
K - 5th
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3900 W. River Pkwy
Minneapolis 55406
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9:30am-4:00pm
Monday-Friday


Transportation Coordinator

My name is Catherine Mcdonnell-Forney, and I am the Transportation Coordinator this year. I can be reached at catherine.mcdonnell-forney@mpls.k12.mn.us or 612-668-4410. This phone number may change in the future and I will let you know when that happens. Thank you for your continued patience while we continue to support our students and families' needs for bus transportation. 

Transportation Updates

Bus riders - thank you for your continued patience while we work with the Transportation Department to resolve our late bus issues. Our hope is that these issues will continue to improve as Transportation adjusts routes. 

Please continue to alert us to late buses or missed stops. Please note that in the morning we are often on hold with Transportation and only have one available line to answer calls - if you are able, email is a more direct way to get a hold of me.


Contact information for the Transportation Department: transportation@mpls.k12.mn.us or 612-668-3200


Dismissal Changes

Please try to let your teacher or the office know about dismissal changes before 12pm noon. This gives us time to make sure your student ends up where they are supposed to be! Many of our teachers prefer a handwritten note from home or to email them the night before about a dismissal change occurring the following day (as they check their emails before the school day and their teaching begins) - check with your teacher as to their preference. We absolutely cannot take word of mouth from your student for safety reasons. 


Here Comes the Bus

Here Comes the Bus is the parent portal of the GPS tracking that MPS uses to track their buses. This can be useful to find out where your late bus might be. 


More information and how to download the app here: https://transportation.mpls.k12.mn.us/here_comes_the_bus

District code: 87018


Please note: the app will NOT track contracted bus drivers, which the district is having to rely on this year because of the bus driver shortage. Additionally, if a driver has to take a different vehicle for a route, the new vehicle may not show up on Here Comes the Bus. 


Bus Reimbursement

If the bus is not working for your family, you can opt to transport your students to school and get reimbursed for mileage. This only applies to students who are outside of the walk zone and inside the attendance zone. The District will be sharing more information about this soon, we will keep you posted! More information here: https://transportation.mpls.k12.mn.us/bus_reimbursement 


Other questions or concerns

As my primary duty is supporting students in the classroom, email is the best way to get a hold of me. My email address is Catherine.mcdonnell-forney@mpls.k12.mnu.us. But please call the office with any urgent issues: 612-668-4410


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3900 W. River Pkwy
Minneapolis 55406
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(612) 668-4410
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