Arrival & Dismissal


All students should enter the building through the main entrance between 7:50 am and 8:00 am.

Students should not be dropped off until 7:50 am when there are staff members outside to provide supervision. If your child arrives after 8:00 am, please accompany them to the front office to sign them in.

Please note the “TURN AROUND” is available if you plan to drop off or pick up your child at school. The TURN AROUND is for moving traffic only. In the TURN AROUND please form 2 lanes and pull as far forward to the STOP SIGN as possible. For the safety of your child, please do not pick them up until a staff member can assist them.

If the TURN AROUND is full, please pull through to the Main Parking Lot and approach the TURN AROUND again.

Remember, the TURN AROUND is for moving traffic only. If you need to enter the building (even if “only for a minute”), or go to the door to get your child, please park your car in the Main Parking Lot or the Visitor Lot.

Teachers will familiarize students with exit doors and will assist children as needed during the first few days. Special and Resource Teachers will also be available in the hallways to assist as needed.

In the case of an emergency, please remember to clear the turn around area immediately for emergency vehicles.


Please contact Durham School Services at 847-543-9244 if there will be changes to your child’s transportation.

All routes have a designated start time. Once the route begins buses do not wait at each stop. Please have your child at your designated bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time. Keep in mind when the weather and road conditions are bad, it will affect the bus schedule.

During the winter months when heavy snowfall can sometimes block a bus stop, the driver can drop off or pick up at the nearest cleared driveway.

The following contact at Durham is available if you have questions or concerns regarding school transportation:


Kevin Middleditch, Manager – 847-543-9244
[email protected]
Gina Mudd, Operation Supervisor
[email protected]

School Bus Rules & Safety Tips

On Bus Camera Notice
For the safety of our employees and students, Durham School Services reserves the right to monitor and document student behavior on buses utilizing recording devices. There is no reasonable expectation of privacy on-board Durham buses, and students’ actions and words may be monitored with video and/or audio as permitted by federal, state, and local regulations. Student conduct that is recorded and prohibited by regulations or school district policy will result in disciplinary action. This policy will apply to all transportation services provided by Durham School Services.