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Practice Bus Chaperone Duties

NOTE: Every bus rider family must chaperone at least twice per rower!

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PRACTICE BUS CHAPERONE DUTIES 2017

General Information:

  • Plan to arrive no later than 3:15 PM. The bus leaves at 3:30PM sharp!
  • Bus will arrive and depart from the Woodson side of Whitacre Road adjacent to senior parking.
  • If you have a cell phone please bring it with you.
  • Dress according to the weather. The boathouse is not heated and the bus may not be heated. We recommend that you bring a chair or a blanket and binoculars so that you can watch the rowers.
  • Please avoid bringing your younger children with you.
  • If you would like to provide snacks for the rowers – please bring enough for 50. This is not mandatory. 
  • If FCPS cancels school or dismisses classes early, crew practice is cancelled and the bus should NOT leave for the river.
  • Please bring two trash bags to collect trash. 
  • Bus returns from the river between 7:00 and 7:15 PM, depending on practice schedule and available daylight.
  • If the bus does not arrive on time, please call LW Transportation and then Genie Heimbigner
  • In an emergency (the bus is not at the school by 3:15 or some other emergency) contact Head Coach Tylander to let him know the rowers will be late.
  • Refer behavior problems to Coach Tylander and Pamela Sprouse (phone numbers listed below). 
Bus Procedure:
  • The chaperone should be the first person on the bus to check-off riders both ways. Check each rower onto the bus using the roster provided each day. Ask the rowers if they plan on returning with the bus. If they are not, please write this down on the roster.
  • Upon arrival at the river, go to the boathouse and find Coach Tylander or another coach and give the attendance roster to him briefly. Get it back before you depart to take return attendance.
  • Take attendance before departure from the water and be sure no one is left behind.
  • Upon arrival at Woodson HS, remind the rowers to clean up and check the bus for personal belongings. If left items are found, give to your rower to announce the next day on the bus.
Contact Numbers:

Bus Company: LW Transportation, Inc.
Head Coach:
Booster President: 
Bus Coordinator: