The buses used for field trips are the same buses that are used to bring students to and from school for their regular academic program. As a result, trips will not be scheduled on dates when the NYC public schools are closed (generally all federal holidays) or on the dates shown above when the public schools have half-day sessions.
When planning trips, please remember all buses must return to the school no later than 1:30 p.m. OPT will not provide round-trip yellow bus service for activities likely to delay return to school past 1:30 p.m. (including sporting events, Madison Square Garden, the Circus, the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, Radio City Music Hall, World Marina, Marco Polo/Spirit Cruises, Staten Island Ferry and Circle Line Tours). Schools may choose one-way OPT yellow bus service with other arrangements for the return trip. For those students who use buses only for field trips, classroom instruction covering the content of bus safety drillsmay be provided as an alternative to formal school bus drills in compliance with Section 3623 of the State Education Department and Revised Section 156.3(h) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.
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