Transportation & Carpool
Raleigh Oak Charter School is a charter school of choice and does not provide transportation to students. Families within Wake County for whom transportation would pose a significant burden to attending our school, are encouraged to speak with an administrator so that we may support transportation options. Travel to and from school is provided by parents and guardians. Students with IEP plans that include transportation as a related service due to their disability will meet with the IEP team on a case by case basis. All parents who can provide transportation to and from school are asked to do so. Walking and biking to school is also encouraged.
We are fortunate to also be located very close to the public transit system; there is a public bus stop right in front of our school!
Our goal is to reduce the number of cars coming onto our campus as much as possible. The benefits of doing this are tremendous: less stress for families; stronger community connections; less pollution; and improved relations with our neighbors. We ask that everyone make a concerted effort to carpool as much as possible. ROCS uses Carpool World to help families coordinate carpooling together.
Morning carpool begins at 8:30 a.m. Students arriving before 8:30 a.m. are not the responsibility of ROCS teachers, staff, or volunteers. Families that arrive before 8:30 a.m. and are not enrolled in the Before Care program are asked to wait in the carpool line for administrators.
Afternoon carpool begins at 3:15 p.m. All students are to be picked up by 3:45. The school does understand that emergencies arise and will deal with them on an individual basis. If a parent knows he/she will be late, they should call the school; if this happens regularly, they will need to meet with administration to develop a plan.