Here are a few points about bus service while COVID-19 restrictions are in place:
- Each bus will have a seating chart of students who are registered for bus service and allowed to be on that specific bus. All other students attempting to board the bus will be denied entry.
- Schools will not be issuing temporary bus passes or selling $2.50 single rides.
- Students who forget/lose their bus pass will not be issued a temporary pass by the school - they need to go to their bus and the driver will verify if they are registered and allowed to ride that bus.
- Schools will not sell replacement bus passes to students or parents. New bus passes must be purchased through D49 Transportation Services.
Questions? Contact Transportation at 719-495-1159
Falcon Zone Updates
Falcon High School graduation requirements will change, beginning with the class of 2021. Teams of administrators and counselors from Falcon Middle School and Falcon High School have begun working on revisions. This work is initiated based on the new Colorado High School graduation guidelines developed by our state. Information will be shared soon across the zone regarding current drafts of possibilities, and a community meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Falcon Middle School.
In February 2016, we formed a group of parents, staff and community members as the "Falcon Zone Coalition." At this time, at the start of the 2016-2017 school year, we have 14 members who are dedicated to supporting two goals for the coming year: Improving communication and engagement with students, staff and parents between and among school sites; and broadening and enhancing communication with the overall Falcon Zone community. At the August meeting, the team decided to begin immediate work on the first goal, so look for more information soon regarding progress and action in this area.
District alerts will show here, such as emergency closures, cancelations or evacuations. When posted, these alerts also broadcast on the top of this website.
Winter Weather Alert - District Remote Learn and Work Day Thursday, Feb. 25
We are closely monitoring a winter storm moving into our area Wednesday night that will affect our ability to safely carry out normal operations Thursday. The National Weather Service and local meteorologists forecast snow will begin Wednesday evening and intensify overnight, dropping several inches of snow across northern Colorado Springs and northeastern El Paso County. The accumulating snow, in combination with sub-freezing temperatures well into Thursday morning will create unsafe conditions for drivers and walkers. Accordingly, School District 49 will have a remote learn and work day Thursday.
D49 will suspend transportation and on-campus services Thursday, including meal distributions at our seven designated school locations. (Scroll down to District Updates for more information.)