Private School Transportation Schedule For Upcoming Holidays

LIST ATTACHED: As per State requirements, private schools are entitled to bus transportation on Thanksgiving, X-mas and on New Years, Monday through Friday.

Private schools this year have been split as to whether they will ask for busing for Thanksgiving and for X-mas, but nearly all schools have chosen to utilize the busing services for New Years.

Click here to see your child’s busing schedule for the Holidays.

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  1. I think all schools should be closed on thanksgiving, it’s an American holiday not a Christian one. Aren’t we thankfull for this great nation that allows these great freedoms? Well we should show it.

  2. fyi
    a lot of the schools that have am and pm transportation is because they have their own bus company doing their transportation all year round, so its not that they are asking the big bus companies to provide transportation on their holiday

  3. #6 you do not understand the system. These drivers agreed to work on these days by accepting this job and now they are going back on their word. #1 We believe in thanksgiving every day of the year not just one day.

  4. in yiddishkeit everyday is thanksgiving, we give Thanks to Hashem each day for everything Hashem gives us & never stops giving…
    PERHAPS its time we all thanked Hashem from our hearts with feeling & gratitute i.e. Kavana while we daven instead of just flying through it. these people who daven with kavana & feeling are the ones who get answered by Hashem (as it says in ashrei, karov Hashem…. Hashem is close to all who call upon him with truth & feeling)

    we get together with our families every shabbos & yom tov. not just once a year, in yiddishkeit Family is the #1 priority & always comes first


  5. I disavow anyone who says that Chistmas is disrespectful. The person who said that is intolerant of other people’s beliefs and views.

    As an Orthodox Jew, I respect everyone else’s religion, just as I would expect everyone else to respect my religion. I join with America in celebrating Thanksgiving Day, and we most definitely thank G-d for creating this most wonderful country, the greatest country to ever exist on this planet.

    As an Orthodox Jew, I thank all my non-Jewish friends, neighbors, and fellow countrymen for opening your country for the Jews, and for allowing us the greatest freedoms that we’ve enjoyed since we’ve been exiled from the Land of Israel 2,000 years ago.

    I also would like to recommend that schools do the right thing and allow bus drivers to take off on their religious holidays, just as Orthodox Jews are allowed to take off on Jewish holidays. In fact, nobody would ever force a Jew to work on Yom Kippur with the excuse “You agreed to work on Yom Kippur when you signed up for the job.”

    Please know this: Bigotry comes from ignorance. The rest of us are very respectful of others’ religions, cultures, and practices, and we absolutely deplore those who show disrespect.


  6. as per wikipedia:
    Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas. It is sometimes pronounced /ˈɛksməs/, but it, and variants such as Xtemass, originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation /ˈkrɪsməs/. The “-mas” part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for Mass,[1] while the “X” comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, translated as “Christ”.[2]
    There is a common misconception that the word Xmas is a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas[3] by taking the “Christ” out of “Christmas”.

  7. First of all it’s only 2 days out of the year that the bus drivers ask to spend with there love one’s and the boe can not even do that we do not ask to have off when it is your holiday we have to have the time off with out PAY and trust me we did not sign up for NO PAY so don’t say thats what we signed up for cause we did not so now you want to talk disrespectful not letting us have 2 days a year off that is disrespect !!!!

  8. Dave….. When they signed the contract they weren’t given a choice. If they would not have agreet to work on Thanksgiving, they would not have gotten the job.

    How would you like if a non-Jewish employer tells you that he’ll only hire you if you agree to work on Yom Kippur. Otherwise, you can’t get the job.

    It’s the same thing. And as a community I believe that we should allow bus drivers to take the day off.

  9. X is not to “cross out” J.C.’s name, rather it is an abbreviation based on the Greek character that the name comes from (X = chi = christos = cross). There happens to be a commandment not to express any other deity’s name in its entirety (which is why I write J.C.), and therefore many Jews feel more comfortable expressing it as Xmas.

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