TRANSPORTATION

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 transportation@hollandchristian.org.

Below are the school bus transportation providers available to transport your student(s) to Holland Christian campuses.

SOUTHSIDE  STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

Families who live south and east of Holland (from the Lakeshore to the Oakland area) who need busing to:

  • South Side Elementary
  • Pine Ridge Elementary
  • Holland Christian Middle School
  • Holland Christian High School

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 2016-2017 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.

REGISTER NOW: SOUTHSIDE BUS TRANSPORTATION FORM

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!

Event Dates:

  • SBT Annual Meeting – Last Monday in February, 7:00 PM, Trestle Stop Restaurant, Hamilton, MI
  • Tulip Time Glow-in-the-Dark Fundraiser – Tulip Time fireworks display, Kollen’s Park, Holland, MI
  • Holland 100 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser – 3rd Saturday in July, East Saugatuck CRC, Holland, MI

SBT Officers:
Mark Bruinsma, President, mkbruinsma@gmail.com
Brian Brink, Treasurer
Michelle Lampen, Secretary

Address:
Southside Bus Transportation
P.O. Box 85
Hamilton, MI 49419

ROSE PARK/WEST OTTAWA

Families who live on the north side of Holland in the West Ottawa School District who need AM and/or PM busing to:

  • Rose Park Elementary
  • Holland Christian Middle School
  • Holland Christian High School

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.)

AM & PM Shuttle – Middle School/High School ONLY:

For the 2016-17 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

  • Departure time is 7:30 AM. Students will board a West Ottawa shuttle bus in the bus loading/unloading zone and shuttle to the Middle School and then to the High School. (Families wishing this transportation choice should indicate so when filling out the Online Registration Form.)

(PM) Shuttle to Rose Park Elementary

  • After school, middle school and high school students may shuttle to Rose Park Elementary where they may exit the bus for parent pick-up. (Families wishing this transportation choice should indicate so when filling out the Online Registration Form.)
  • Students needing transportation to their primary residence or to a daycare/alternate site should transfer to or remain on their assigned bus at Rose Park. (Families wishing this transportation choice should indicate so when filling out the Online Registration Form.)

The fee for shuttle-only bus service is $50 per student per year.

Families desiring transportation for 2016-2017 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 transportation@westottawa.net.

REGISTER NOW: ROSE PARK/WEST OTTAWA BUS TRANSPORTATION FORM

HOLLAND PUBLIC

Families who live within the Holland City limits and need AM and/or PM busing to:

  • South Side Elementary
  • Pine Ridge Elementary
  • Holland Christian Middle School
  • Holland Christian High School

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.

REGISTER NOW: HOLLAND PUBLIC BUS TRANSPORTATION FORM

ZEELAND PUBLIC

Families of Holland Christian High School students who reside in the Zeeland School District, and need busing to/from Zeeland. Please contact Jean Livingston at jlivings@zps.org for more information.

DATES WITH NO BUSING AVAILABLE

ZEELAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS HOLLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEST OTTAWA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
August 22-31 August 22, 23 August 22-31
 September 1-2 September 2 September 1-2
 October 7: No PM transportation October 31: No PM transportation December 22-23
 November 9-10: No PM transportation November 4: No PM transportation January 20: No PM transportation
 November 11 November 7 May 11: No PM transportation
 December 9: No PM transportation December 22-23
 December 23 January 16
 January 23  March 16: No PM transportation
 February 10: No PM transportation  April 21
 May 12: No PM transportation  May 10, 11 1/2 day