Transportation

2019-2020 Transportation Information Form

Important Transportation Information

For any changes, updates, or questions, please contact us using the dismissal phone line (203) 629-1408 or transportation@eaglehill.org.

Please return the Transportation Form by Friday, July 26.

General Safety Rules While Driving on Campus

  • Observe the 10 MPH speed limit at all times
  • Do not use your cell phones (including bluetooth) while driving
  • Follow faculty directions during pickup and dismissal times
  • Park only in lined spaces unless directed otherwise
  • Observe designated handicapped spaces.

Morning Drop-off (7:45-8:15 a.m.)

  • Cars should use the “Bus Loop” (main entrance by front tower, off Glenville Road)
  • Stay in single file and do not pass unless directed to do so
  • Move forward with the traffic flow, as close as possible to the car in front of you
  • When traffic stops within the designated pedestrian lane (by the Community Room), please have your children disembark from car
  • Please be aware that during drop-off, on-campus children and adults who are meeting local school buses are often in the Eagle Hill driveway in front of the school. Please use caution and slow down when entering or driving on the EHS campus. 
  • Faculty coverage for student drop off begins at 7:45
  • Any students dropped off before 7:45 should report directly to the Dining Hall
    • Due to lack of supervision before school, students should not arrive on campus before 7:30
  • Students dropped off after 8:15 should report to the Main Office for a pass

Afternoon Pick-up (4-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 12:33-1 p.m. on Friday and half-days)

  • Starting after 3:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday or after 11:45 a.m. on Friday and half-days, cars may enter the designated parent dismissal lane (entrance off Glenville Road, going toward Glenville from the main entrance)
  • It is imperative that you do not illegally obstruct the flow of traffic (north or south) on Glenville Road. Do NOT enter the parent dismissal lane if you are not absolutely sure your vehicle will be completely across the yellow lines
  • If there is not enough room, please drive on until it is legal and safe to turn around and determine if there is enough room to enter
  • This drive may need to be repeated, depending on traffic flow
  • Please turn off your engine while parked in the dismissal lane and remain in your vehicle
  • Your name/number placard should be displayed during dismissal
  • The staff managing dismissal will manage the flow of traffic and assist students in getting to their car. Please follow the directions of the staff on traffic duty.
  • Students going home by bus will meet in the Community Room when the bell rings at 4 p.m.
  • Students being picked up by car will meet in the Library when the bell rings at 4 p.m.
  • Any changes in transportation, including early dismissals, must be reported to the dismissal number above by 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday and by 10 a.m. Friday.
  • Parents must also notify the bus company on days your child will not be taking the bus home
  • Early dismissals occur at 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30 p.m. We ask that you limit your dismissal requests to those times. Students will be sent to the Main Office to meet you.

LEARN MORE ABOUT EAGLE HILL SCHOOL:

EAGLE HILL AT-A-GLANCE

  • Ages of students: 5-15
  • Total enrollment: 255
  • Head of School: Clay Kaufman
  • Number of Teaching Faculty: 75
  • Number of Boarding Students: Up to 35 (five days/week)
  • Student Teacher Ratios: 1:1 to 12:1
  • Founded in 1975
  • Eagle Hill is accredited by the State of Connecticut Department of Education, the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, and the National Association of Independent Schools
  • The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) has selected Eagle Hill as a School of Excellence eight years in a row.

“Our child is making great progress due to the small classroom setting with the ability of the teachers to focus on individual attention on our son. The evaluations performed ensure that he is in classes with children of the same level. The most significant contributor to his progress is the fact that he is now in a comfortable learning environment.”

-Current Eagle Hill Parent