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Delays

We inform the parents about delays via SMS. If the official schedule of your bus stop is for example at 07:26 and we indicate an approximative delay of 15-20 minutes the bus is expected to arrive between 07:41 and 07:46. We are dependent on the traffic conditions, and we are unable to predict a precise delay.

We count on the collaboration of the supervisors, drivers, and parents to be informed about delays.

Please make sure that your phone number is registered correctly in the system in order to receive the SMS.

In the Morning

Depending on the traffic, the bus may arrive before or after the scheduled time. Pupils should therefore be at their bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled time.

If the bus has not arrived 15 minutes after the scheduled time (breakdown or other problem), a parent (or a pupil) should call the Transport Office in order to find out what has happened and agree on the best way to get the pupil to school. Pupils are under their parents’ full responsibility until they board the bus.

When the buses arrive at school, adult supervisors will ensure the children’s safetyKindergarten pupils are met as they get off their buses by adult supervisors who escort them to the kindergarten; primary pupils are directed towards the playground.

Going Home

General

Please note, pupils are under the responsibility of their parents as soon as they get off the bus. The APEEE and its supervisors are not entitled to verify the identity of people collecting children at the bus stop in the afternoon.

Important: we urge all parents, especially the parents of children in the primary school and kindergarten, to provide the Transport Office and the teacher with all the information needed to organise transport for their child (see § MODIFICATIONS).

Children in kindergarten and first year of primary are brought to the bus by their teacher.

We insist that pupils be on time for bus departures at 13:00, 15:30 and 16:20. Some of the 15:30 buses return to school for a second departure at 16:20, so there is little time to spare. Buses departing at 16:20 must leave on time to avoid traffic jams and get pupils home within a reasonable time.

AS SOON AS THE FIRST BUS STARTS MOVING, PUPILS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER THE BUS PARKING ON FOOT OR TO STOP A BUS IN ORDER TO BOARD IT

An adult supervisor is present on the buses leaving at 13:00 and 15:30. The supervisor is responsible for ensuring children’s safety, applying the ‘supervision rules’, and maintaining discipline.

If a bus leaving at 15:30 is full, secondary pupils may be asked to wait for the bus leaving at 16:20 in order to make seats available for younger children. Secondary pupils accompanying a younger brother or sister (from the kindergarten or primary school) have priority for seats on the 15:30 bus over other secondary pupils.

In addition to their bus pass, we recommend that kindergarten and primary children wear a badge or carry a diary showing their class, bus number(s) and stop(s), and a phone number for use in an emergency.

If there is no-one waiting to meet a child who is not authorised to leave the bus unaccompanied, the contact person designated by the parents is informed and the Transport Office decides where to take the child. Children are usually brought back to school, but in certain circumstances they may be taken to a European Commission Afterschool Childcare centre or (as a last resort) to the nearest police station. Parents of children brought back to school must collect them by 14:30 on Wednesdays and by 17:30 on other days.

Wednesdays 13:00

On Wednesday afternoon, the 15:30 and 16:20 departures are replaced by a single departure at 13:00 for all students (kindergarten, primary and secondary).

Buses to European Commission Afterschool Childcare centres

For children enrolled in a European Commission Afterschool Childcare centre on Wednesday afternoons, the buses leave after lunch (at about 13:45).
Please ask your child’s teacher to take your child to the canteen, where the children are met by the childcare supervisors and have lunch before taking the bus.

Departure at 15.30

Children in the kindergarten and primary school must take the bus leaving at 15:30. Under no circumstances are they allowed to board buses leaving at 16:20.

Secondary pupils (S2-S7) may only take buses leaving at 15.30 if there are still seats available. Kindergarten and primary pupils registered for a particular bus have priority over secondary pupils. Secondary pupils accompanying a younger brother or sister (from the kindergarten or primary school) have priority over other secondary pupils.

Departure at 16.20

Only secondary pupils are allowed to take buses leaving at 16:20.
Secondary pupils who are not authorised to leave the bus unaccompanied are not allowed on buses leaving school at 16:20.

Parents Delay

Please note that if no parent is at the bus stop to collect the child, he/she will return to school (to the APEEE Supervision) if no solution can be found with the parent.

The child must be collected by the parents before 6.30 p.m. from the APEEE’s Supervision.
If the parent cannot be reached, and it is not possible to reach any of the other contacts indicated, the APEEE will have to inform the competent authorities (Police), with the collaboration of the school, from 19.00.

To this end, please check your contact details in your Secured Zone as well as the contact details of the other persons authorised to collect your child.

Registrations to the APEEE Transport and Canteen services for the upcoming school year 2024-2025 will take place around mid-June and APEEE Extracurricular Activities, late June.

This registration period, which is slightly later than usual, will allow the APEEE to ensure that everything is in place for a smooth and efficient registration process.

We appreciate your understanding and patience and thank you for your cooperation and support. For latest information, please check your email box and the APEEE website. If you have further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at secretariat.apeee@woluweparents.org

Best regards,

APEEE Bxl II 

(this message was sent to all current EEB2 parents and parents with a child joining in the Fall 2024)

NORMAL BUS SERVICE

Friday 19/01/2024 afternoon for departures at 15:30 and 16:20  

 

Updated on 19/01/2024 – 11:50