Transportation

About carpools

Many PVPA families rely on carpools to transport their students to and from school. To assist our families in connecting with other families in their area, we have created a google form. When you fill out and submit the form below, the information will automatically become part of a spreadsheet. Within a few days of submitting information, a link to this spreadsheet will be shared. Once you have the link, you can check the spreadsheet anytime, and it will be automatically updated as new information is added. You can also edit your information on the spreadsheet if your situation changes. Please only fill out this form if your student is either a current student at PVPA or is a student who has accepted a spot at PVPA (such as our incoming 7th grade class).

Click the link below to get started!

Click here for the PVPA carpool form

 

About bus transportation

In order to receive partial reimbursement for transportation costs from the state, Massachusetts public schools must offer transportation to every attending child. Because PVPA enrolls students from over 60 different communities, we determined that it was impossible to provide transportation to our entire student body. However, PVPA does offer bus transportation for a fee to a limited number of towns in order to accommodate families who find it difficult to carpool.

 
To download a copy of the 2016-17 PVPA Bus Contract, click here to go to the Documents and Forms page under "For Parents."
Transportation is at the bottom of the page.

 


PVPA Bus Schedule

Dismissal time is 3:55 p.m. Monday-Thursday with buses leaving PVPA at 4:10 p.m.

Students are dismissed at 2:50 p.m. on Fridays with buses leaving PVPA at 3:05 p.m.

South Route

Serving Westfield, West Springfield, Springfield, Holyoke, and Chicopee areas.

Bus Route

Bus Stops

AM

Pick-up M-F

PM

Drop-off M-TH

3:55pm Dismissal

PM Fridays

Drop-off Friday

2:50pm Dismissal

Half Day

12:35pm Dismissal

Paideia

2:50pm Dismissal

Stop & Shop, Westfield 6:55 5:35 4:35 2:15 4:35
Pintu’s Restaurant parking lot, West Spfld (Route 20) 7:15 5:10 4:10 1:50 4:10
Basketball Hall of Fame 7:25 5:00 4:00 1:40 4:00
Peter Pan Bus Terminal 7:35 4:50 3:45 1:30 3:45
Sarah Jane Sherman Park (Field Parking Lot) 7:45 4:35 3:30 1:15 3:30
Hampshire & Beech, Holyoke 7:55 4:20 3:15 1:00 3:15
Arrive/Depart PVPA 8:10 4:10 3:05 12:50 3:05

 

North Route

Serving Greenfield, Deerfield, Northampton and Amherst areas.

Bus Route

Bus Stops

AM

Pick-up M-F

PM

Drop-off M-TH

3:55pm Dismissal

PM Fridays

Drop-off Friday

2:50pm Dismissal

Half Day

12:35pm Dismissal

Paideia

2:50pm Dismissal

Friendly’s, (RT 91 rotary) Greenfield 6:40 5:40 4:35 2:20 4:35
Village Pizza, Main St., Greenfield       6:45 5:35 4:30 2:15 4:10
Baranowski Cleaners, Deerfield (RT 5&10) 7:00 5:20 4:15 2:00 4:00
Thornes, Northampton 7:20 5:00 3:55 1:40 3:45
Middle St. & Rt. 9, (former NorthStar site) Hadley 7:30 4:45 3:40 1:25 3:30
**NEW**Atkins Farm, SW corner of lot, Amherst 7:40 4:30 3:25 1:10 3:15
Arrive/Depart PVPA 8:10 4:10 3:05 12:50 3:05