Round-trip bus transportation is provided for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Bus stops in Moon and Crescent townships have been situated as conveniently as possible; however, they cannot be randomly changed because of the mandatory approval process.
Parents are reminded not to allow children to change buses without written permission from parents and principal approval.
All student bus information can be found on our parent/student portal, Skyward. Skyward information has been mailed home to parents. Please check your mail for your login information.
Students should arrive at bus stop at least 10 minutes prior to posted time.
The District encourages the parents/guardians of elementary students in grades 1-4 to meet their child(ren) at the bus stop for the afternoon drop-off. The parents/guardians of kindergarten students are required to escort their child(ren) from the bus stop. The bus driver will not release a kindergarten student without the presence of a parent/guardian at the bus stop.
Questions or concerns regarding transportation can be addressed to Vicki Hricz, transportation coordinator, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-264-9440 ext. 1100.
Private/Parochial School Bus Information
When Moon Area is not in session, buses are provided for private and parochial school students.
2018-19 Bus Information when Moon Area schools are not in session
For school closings and delays, please check the website, app, our Facebook page, our Twitter page (@MoonAreaSD), KDKA, WPXI, and WTAE.
**The SafeStop App is undergoing updates and is currently unavailable.**
Moon Area School District will be participating in a third-party mobile app called SafeStop. SafeStop works in coordination with our bus company, Student Transportation of America (STA). The GPS systems installed in each bus allow the app to track your student’s bus route in real-time with 30-second refresh updates.
During these first two weeks with SafeStop, please be aware that times may be a minute or two off.
We are excited to offer this feature to our families.
- Register with SafeStop at info.SafeStopApp.com/MoonPA
- Username: your home email
- Password: create a password
- Use your student’s ID number to view their route
- Download the SafeStop App on your mobile device or tablet to view routes or log into www.SafeStopApp.com
Due to the unique nature of using a third-party app, we have no control over technical difficulties, lost passwords, or glitches that may arise while using the app. For questions or help regarding the app, please email email@example.com or call (800) 843-8936.
Bus safety reminders
- Arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to the scheduled arrival.
- Wait for the bus in a safe place – well off the roadway.
- Enter the bus in an orderly manner and promptly take a seat.
- Follow the bus driver’s instructions.
- Remain in the seat while the bus is in motion.
- Keep head and arms inside the bus at all times.
- Keep the aisles clear at all times.
- Be courteous to the driver and other passengers.
- Be alert to traffic when exiting the bus.
- Pets and other animals are not permitted on buses.
Pennsylvania’s School Bus Stopping Law
Motorists must stop at least 10 feet away from school buses that have their red lights flashing and stop arm extended.
Motorists must stop when they are behind the bus, meeting the bus or approaching an intersection where a bus is stopped.
Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and all children have reached safety.
If physical barriers such as grassy medians, guide rails or concrete median barriers separate oncoming traffic from the bus, motorists in the opposing lanes may proceed without stopping.
Do not proceed until all the children have reached a place of safety.
The penalties if convicted of violating Pennsylvania´s School Bus Stopping Law include: