Good Evening Milford Public Schools Families,
Please see the important information regarding PowerSchool Parent Portal, Bus Transportation and Food Services below.
POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL OPENING:
The Parent Portal will be opened for parents on Monday, August 23, 2021 after 9:00 AM
The first time you access your Parent Portal Account it is important to use your computer or phone browser and NOT the PowerSchool Mobile App with the following link https://gradebook.milforded.org/public/ You will first be asked to review/update the Back-to-School forms. Once you update those files, you can access:
Your child’s 2021-22 teacher/s
Your child’s classroom
Your child’s bus # (if eligible for bus transportation)
If you have trouble getting into PowerSchool or have questions, please contact our Digital Services team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (203) 783-3446.
Please read the newsletter below that contains the following important information regarding school transportation for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year:
Bus routes and schedule
Provision for non-eligible students to receive transportation under limited and specific conditions
Bus Safety Tips
Helpful Links (including request for bus stop/route change)
Please note: We do not post Special Education transport routes. Prior to the start of school, you will receive your child’s bus information via a personal phone call.
Transportation inquiries can be sent to Judy Messologitis, Transportation Coordinator at email@example.com or PH: 203-783-3438, Fax: 203-783-3474.
Please visit the food service area of the Milford Public Schools website https://www.milforded.org/department/food-services to find important information about food service for the 2021-22 school year:
Meal Prices - Great news! Breakfast and lunch meals are free of charge for 2021-22 school year
Free or Reduced Meal Applications
What is included in a school lunch?
Links to apply to work in Food Services
We look forward to serving your children this year and we welcome your feedback regarding our menus and choices. Feel free to contact Eileen Faustich, Director of Food Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-783-3490.
We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to greeting your children on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
Thank you and have a great evening.
TRANSPORTATION NEWSLETTER 2021-22
Milford Public School Families,
This Newsletter contains important information regarding school transportation for Milford
Please note students must wear masks at all times while riding on the school
Please share the bus loading and unloading procedures with your children (below).
Students should load onto the bus from the back row to the front (where the first student onto the bus sits in the back row). In the afternoon, students should load onto the bus from the back row to the front based on the afternoon drop off (this may be different from the morning). The students who are getting off the bus at the first stops should be in the front of the bus and the students who are getting off the bus at the last stops in the rear of the bus.
When exiting the bus, this should be done in a controlled manner upon arrival at the school
from front to back by seat.
The bus route information for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year will be posted on the
Milford Public Schools’ website on August 23, 2021. If your child is eligible to receive
school transportation, his/her bus number can be found on the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
PROVISIONS FOR NON-ELIGIBLE STUDENTS
If your child is not currently eligible for transportation, there is a provision for non-eligible students to receive transportation under limited and specific conditions. Please use this link for information and forms for this program:
Please send it to Judy Messologitis via email email@example.com or fax it to
Milford Public Schools Transportation Website:
Request for Bus Stop/Route Change:
If you have a concern regarding your child’s bus stop, please complete the Request for Bus Stop/Route Change/Addition/Deletion Form TRN-F001 (click on link below) and send it to Judy Messologitis via email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 203-783-3474.
Crossing the street is always dangerous, and a child should cross the street in front of the school bus. Immediately after descending from the bus, she/he should turn left, walk straight for at least ten to fifteen feet, and then make eye contact with the driver before she/he starts to cross the street in front of the school bus. Your child needs to understand that if they cannot see the bus driver, from their vantage point, the driver probably can't see them. Most bus drivers will give your child a signal to begin crossing the street. Make sure your child knows to wait for this signal.
Motorists do disobey the law. Occasionally they pass a school bus on the left after the bus has turned on its flashing red lights and has stopped. Teach your child to look left just before she/he steps beyond the front of the school bus. Also, remind her/him that, although it only happens rarely, a motorist may pass the school bus on the right.
Your child needs to take a look to her/his right, just before she/he steps off the school bus, to make sure the way is clear.
Explain to your child that she/he should never bend down near or under a school bus to pick up something. The driver may lose sight of her/him and start moving forward.
Milford Public Schools Transportation Coordinator
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