Bus transportation for our students occurs through a number of different venues: West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland Public Schools, Southside Bus Transportation, and Zeeland Public Schools. Each of these providers has their own registration forms. Our Holland, West Ottawa, and Zeeland partners have been generous with sharing resources, and we appreciate their cooperation. These schools are permitted to transport only residents of their own school districts.
Each family requesting bus transportation for their children should access the forms for the appropriate transportation department from this website and follow the instructions listed. If you need assistance or have questions about registering for the upcoming school year please contact the Administration Office at (616) 820-2805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are the school bus transportation providers available to transport your student(s) to Holland Christian campuses.
Families who live south and east of Holland (from the Lakeshore to the Oakland area) who need busing to:
This busing service provides transportation for families who live south and east of Holland, covering Saugatuck, Hamilton, Overisel, Oakland, and south Holland. We also pick up students living in the city of Holland, based on space, time, and location. Students are asked to have only one pick-up and drop-off location. The final locations will be determined by the HC Transportation Department. Families desiring transportation for 2017-2018 school year MUST fill out and return the registration form below to be eligible for busing.
Cost for Southside Bus Transportation services are listed below. The cost is a base rate plus a mileage rate for each student per year. The starting point for the mileage rate is the Holland Christian Administration office building. The rate for a part time kindergarten student will be discounted. This is a subscription type of service. If you subscribe to this service you will be charged this listed fee regardless of the number of times your child rides the bus. You will be billed each semester for half of the total amount.
|Mileage||Bus Rate||Mileage Rate||Year Rate Per Student|
|0-2 miles from school||$223.30||x 0.00||$ 223.30|
|2-3 miles from school||$223.30||x 37.40||$ 260.70|
|3-4 miles from school||$223.30||x 68.20||$ 291.50|
|4-5 miles from school||$223.30||x 102.30||$ 325.60|
|5-6 miles from school||$223.30||x 136.40||$ 359.70|
|6-7 miles from school||$223.30||x 170.50||$ 393.80|
|7-8 miles from school||$223.30||x 204.60||$ 427.90|
|8-9 miles from school||$223.30||x 238.70||$ 462.00|
|9-10 miles from school||$223.30||x 272.80||$ 496.10|
|Over 10 miles from school||$223.30||x 306.90||$ 530.20|
Once all registrations are submitted, we will determine the number of buses needed and communicate an initial bus plan early in the summer. You will receive your route info with pick-up time, bus driver and bus number along with a SBT Student Handbook in mid-August.
If you have any questions, please contact the Administration Office at (616) 820-2805.
Southside Bus Transportation (SBT) is a non-profit parent led group that supports families in Saugatuck, Hamilton, Overisel, Oakland and south Holland areas with bussing to Holland Christian Schools. SBT hosts several fundraisers throughout the year. Families that participate earn money to offset the cost of bussing. Contact us to learn more!
Mark Bruinsma, President, email@example.com
Brian Brink, Treasurer
Michelle Lampen, Secretary
Southside Bus Transportation
P.O. Box 85
Hamilton, MI 49419
Families who live on the north side of Holland in the West Ottawa School District who need AM and/or PM busing to:
To be eligible for busing to and/or from school, families MUST fill out and submit the online registration form FOR EACH CHILD needing transportation. Students may be picked up and/or dropped off at a primary home address or a daycare/alternate site location. However, students are allowed to have only ONE pick-up location (AM) and ONE drop-off location (PM).
There is a transportation fee or $200 per year for one student or $400 for a family of 2 or more students. This fee is payable to Holland Christian Schools and can be delivered to the Rose Park School office, the Middle School Office, or mailed to the Holland Christian Administration Office during the first week of school. (Please DO NOT pay this fee to West Ottawa.)
For the 2017-18 school year, we are using one shuttle bus to transfer middle school and high school students from the north side in the morning. AM and PM transportation will be in place on days when West Ottawa Public Schools is in session.
(AM) Shuttle from Rose Park Elementary
(PM) Shuttle to Rose Park Elementary
The fee for shuttle-only bus service is $50 per student per year.
Families desiring transportation for 2017-2018 school year MUST fill out the Online Registration Form to be eligible for busing.
For questions on bus scheduling, please call the West Ottawa Transportation Department at (616) 786-2040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families who live within the Holland City limits and need AM and/or PM busing to:
Students must live more than 1.25 miles from your grade school, or 1.5 miles from your middle school or high school. Only one pick-up location and drop-off location. These final locations will be determined by the Holland Public Schools Transportation Department.
A registration form must be filled out for every Holland Christian student desiring transportation through Holland Public busing (even if you have used HPS busing in previous years). Please mail the completed form to the HPS Transportation Department by June 4. To get the registration form please click the link below.
Cost for Holland Public busing is FREE.
You will be notified mid-August of the stop location, pick-up and drop-off times.
Any questions, please contact Holland Public Schools Transportation at (616) 494-2950.
|ZEELAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS||HOLLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS||WEST OTTAWA PUBLIC SCHOOLS|
|August 21 – Sept 1||August 21, 22||August 21 – Sept 1|
|October 6: No PM transportation||October 23||December 21-22|
|November 8-9: No PM transportation||October 24: No PM transportation||January 19: No PM transportation|
|November 10||October 31: No PM transportation||May 10: No PM transportation|
|December 15: No PM transportation||November 3: No PM transportation|
|January 22||January 15|
|February 9: No PM transportation||March 6: No PM transportation|
|May 9,10,11: No PM transportation||April 20|
|May 9, 10 1/2 day|