In the past, most magnet students use magnet shuttle bus service. Juniors and seniors may drive to school with a valid parking pass.
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools "Magnet Shuttle" Program currently provides shuttle bus routes to all students at Atkins who need bus transportation. This program allows students to remain at their final school delivery location until as late as 6:00 pm each day.
Parents of any students who are not picked up within one hour after their arrival at their final school location will be required to pay a "supervisory fee" of $3.00 per day, payable on a weekly basis at the end of each week. In addition, the parents of any student not picked up by the mandatory time of 6:00pm will be assessed an additional $10.00 "late" fee. Your student will be given a summary of charges incurred at the end of each week; you may pay these charges with cash or check made out to the school where you pick up your student. Specific information about magnet transportation for the 2020-2021 school year may be found here.
A current list of magnet shuttle bus sites may be found here, and a map of the current magnet shuttle bus sites may be found here. These bus sites are subject to change for 2020-2021.
Inclement Weather and Magnet Transportation
When inclement weather hits, all bus routes are affected and will be delayed for whatever time frame (one hour, two hours) is announced by the district. Magnet shuttle buses are no exception.
Since any delay affects the arrival of staff as well as students, then the drop-off ad pick-up times will be delayed appropriately. It would not be feasible to have a 6:30 AM drop-off for magnet students when staff and buses will not be arriving until after the delay subsides.
If students are released early due to weather, magnet shuttle parents who typically use afternoon supervision will be contacted and students should be picked up as quickly as possible.
Your cooperation and understanding during severe weather situations is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions regarding these guidelines, please contact Atkins.