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Transportation

For any issues with transportation or PikMyKid, please email ITSupport@rak12.org, and include "Transportation" in the subject line. Thank you.

Transportation is provided by the student's home school district (district contact information below) or by parents, through the car rider line (car rider line map below).
Students who attend RACS are not permitted to ride on any bus than the bus assigned by the school district of residence. 

Picture of Students Getting Off School Bus

Busing is provided by the school district in which a student resides.* Districts which currently bus to Renaissance include: 

  • Downingtown
  • Great Valley
  • Methacton
  • Norristown
  • Owen J. Roberts
  • Perkiomen Valley
  • Phoenixville
  • Pottsgrove
  • Spring-Ford
  • Tredyffrin/Easttown
  • Upper Merion

If your district is not provided on this list then they do NOT offer transportation and the parent/guardian are responsible for drop off and pick up to and from Renaissance Academy Charter School. 

Before and after school care options are available on site if needed. 

Please remember that all changes in transportation (from car to bus OR bus to car) requires a signed note from the parent

Students are only permitted to ride on buses from the school district in which the student resides and riding a bus other than the one assigned requires prior approval by the busing district's transportation department.

*Annual Transportation Forms (Act 372)

Most districts require their families to submit a busing form at the end of each school year. Please contact the district's Transportation Departments directly to obtain the corresponding forms.  Without ACT372 forms completed and submitted to your home district they will not create a bus schedule for your child(ren).  

 

PikMyKid

At Renaissance Academy Charter School, we utilize PikMyKid as our trusted school dismissal management system. This app allows us to streamline and enhance the dismissal process. With PikMyKid, parents and authorized guardians can easily notify us of their arrival for student pickups through the app, ensuring a smooth and efficient dismissal experience. Our dedicated staff is notified in real-time, allowing us to have students ready for pickup upon their arrival. By utilizing PikMyKid, we prioritize safety, organization, and convenience in our dismissal procedures at Renaissance Academy Charter School.

PikMyKid can be found on in the Apple app store for Iphone users and the Playstore for Android users. 

 

Missed Bus Procedure 

Occasionally, a student may miss the bus at dismissal time. If your child misses the bus and it has already departed from Renaissance, they will be escorted to the main office in the Upper School. School staff will then call parents/guardians and any emergency contacts until a person is reached.

If no one can be reached via phone, voicemails will be left stating: “Your child missed the bus and will remain in the main office with staff until 4:30pm. After 4:30pm, any students remaining on site will be escorted to Club RA, our aftercare program. If you arrive after 4:30pm, please call our main number, 610-983-4080, and Club RA's extension, 250. Club RA staff will direct you on where to pick up your child. Club RA staff is on site until 6pm on full school days.

Please ensure your contact information is up to date and that you have emergency contacts listed for your child. 

To update this information, please contact our Student Information Manager, Mrs. Andrea Blanton, at  Andrea.Blanton@rak12.org. Or, log onto the Student Portal to make necessary updates. 

*Most high school students will likely contact their parents/guardians themselves but the office staff will be happy to assist if needed.

**Kindergarten to 6th grade students will go to Club RA.  7th-12th grade students may wait onsite.

 

MOVING?

If you have moved or are moving, please be sure to fill out a Change of Address pack (visit the page below) and return it to school as soon as possible. Transportation cannot be changed until the required paperwork is submitted. Please note that changes in transportation can take 3 to 5 business days, and transportation in two different districts may not be granted by the district for two separate households. If you choose to download the packet please submit your completed packet to Kristy Grace, Kristy.Grace@rak12.org. 

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