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Placement Transportation Information - Jamesville DeWitt

The School of Education will provide transportation to placements to:

  • Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School
  • Jamesville-DeWitt High School
  • Moses-Dewitt Elementary
  • Tecumseh Elementary
  • Jamesville Elementary

The Birnie bus will pick up and drop off from College Place for these schools.

In order to provide transportation for the Fall 2017 semester, email soetransport@syr.edu with the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Course name and # requiring this placement (201, 304, Block 2, etc.)
  • School for your placement
  • Dates: (For example, Jan. 15-March 7th; or February 10-March 6th)
  • Days of the week (For example, Mon. or Tues or M-F)
  • Times: Approximate time you are required to be at your placement and when you need to be picked up.

You will need to email the information described above to soetransport@syr.edu by 1:00 p.m. at least 5 days before you need transportation and sooner if possible. If you do not email this info, you will not be able to ride the Birnie Bus to your placement and you will be responsible for getting to your placement on your own.

If you are NOT going to need transportation on a particular day when you are scheduled to ride the bus, you MUST email soetransport@syr.edu to inform us of this change by 1:00 p.m. of the work day before you will not be needing your ride.

If there is a health or family emergency during the night, you will need to email soetransport@syr.edu before 6:00 a.m. to avoid being taken off the SOE transportation.

Bus Procedure

The bus will depart from College Place and return to College Place - at the stop wtih the CPCS, Say Yes and SOE sign in front of Sims Hall. The bus will travel on predetermined routes that will go to a number of schools. The times and routes are set to accommodate a number of students placed at many schools in our community.

It is important you arrive a minimum of 5 minutes early to College Place as the bus will depart at its scheduled time, and is unable to wait for individual students or return to College Place to get students who missed the bus.

Fall 2017 Availability

The bus transportation system runs from Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - Friday, December 8, 2017. 

The bus will not run when schools are closed:

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • Monday, October 9, 2017
  • Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24, 2017

If you have a problem with the bus or it does not come to pick you up, you should call 315-443-4652, Parking and Transit Department at Syracuse University, or text Thomas Bull at 315-440-2183.  You should carry those phone numbers with you to your placements. If you miss the bus from the College Place, calling that number will not make the bus turn around. The number is only to be used for transportation problems that arise while you are in the field. This also means if you are riding a BUS you should not call the Shaw Center to help resolve the issue.

The people at parking and transit will help resolve the issue. Please be sure that you are both respectful and professional with whomever you speak with at the Parking and Transit Department.

Changes in Placement Schedules

Students are responsible for communicating any placement schedule changes that affects your need for transportation. Please keep in mind that once the semester begins that the transportation routes/schedules are set. This means that if your schedule changes or you need to make up time at a placement, the transportation may not be able to accommodate these changes.

If you are not going to need transportation on a particular day when you are scheduled to ride the bus, you MUST email soetransport@syr.edu to inform us of this change by 1:00 p.m. the work day before you will be not needing your ride.

School Closings and Delays

School closed - the bus will not run.

One- or Two-Hour School Delay - The bus will be able to provide transportation on a limited basis to schools with snow delays.

  • If there is a one or a two-hour delay, bus will operate the morning portion of the route, based on the length of the delay. For example, if there is a two hour delay in the Jamesville Dewitt district, the 8:00 scheduled pick-up will still occur, but at 10:00 (at College Place).
  • Late morning and afternoon school pick-ups will occur as scheduled.
  • There will be NO placements for students who go for only the morning on snow delays. We will treat this like a 1/2 day snow day. SU students who were supposed to go for a morning half-day will not go to a placement that day. You will need to let the teachers you are working with know this ahead of time.
  • Bus will pick up from schools on the regular schedule in the afternoon.
  • Students will need to make a plan ahead of time with other students from their same class for when snow-delays happen.
  • SU students are responsible to paying attention to schools closings and delays. All students who are going to schools on this bus route will follow the Jamesville Dewitt School District delays and school closings.