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Transportation

2018-2019 Transportation Information and Forms:

2018-19 Transportation Letter (Posted 4.26.2018)

2018-19 Transportation Contract (Available June 1 / Due July 1)

  • All students that would like to use Academy provided bus transportation must complete a 2018-19 transportation contract by July 1, 2018. This includes students that used Academy provided bus transportation for this current year.
  • Your transportation contract does not carry over into the new school year. A new contract is required by July 1 each year.
  • Contracts received after July 1, 2018 will be charged a $50 per student late fee and will not be guaranteed transportation for the first day of school.
  • Contracts received after July 1, 2018 will be added to the bus roster on a first come, first serve basis as long as there is space available on the bus.
  • Payment due is required along with your transportation contract. You will have the option to pay when you submit your transportation contract.
View Bus Routes

Please contact Karen Conner, Operations Manager with any questions regarding transportation.

For information regarding bus delays:

Transportation Policy

Learn More About Our Hub Transportation System: View 2017-18 Transportation Meeting via Facebook Live

Do you want to change your child’s transportation from BUS to CAR PICK UP? For Grades K-5, you may make this change each day before 2:45 pm through your Silent Dismissal account. 

2018-2019 Transportation Contract – Available June 1 / Due July 1

Bus Stop Captain Application

Eagle Ridge Academy’s transportation is provided by Metropolitan Transportation Network. Should you have a transportation issue either before the school office opens (7:30am) or after it closes (4pm); please call the transportation company directly and speak with the dispatcher. The contact number for MTN is: 763-571-1541

Application for Student Transportation Reimbursement

Eagle Ridge Academy partners with a private transportation company, MTN to provide transportation to and from school. Fourteen routes service the metro area. Routes are established in a hub system with centralized locations along the routes for convenient pick up and drop off.

The Academy currently charges a transportation fee of $300.00 per student with a family cap of $750.00 per academic year. Students transporting from the Hopkins school district are exempt from the transportation fee.

A signed transportation contract along with payment must be on file prior to your student riding the bus.

Eagle Ridge Academy Parent Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedure (PDF)

Do you want to change your child’s transportation from BUS to CAR PICK UP? For Grades K-5, you may make this change each day before 2:45 pm through your Silent Dismissal account. 

Click here to view parking lot map

When picking up after school, parents will have two options of how to receive students: parking lot pick-up or pick-up inside of school. Read below to see how the process for each option will work. There is also a map on the back of this sheet to explain the process. Please note that the process is different for students in grades K-5 and in grades 6-12. Grade K-5 students will have pick-up numbers. Grade 6-12 students will not. Please be respectful to our staff; they are here for the safety of your children.

K-5 Students
Doors to the school open at 7:30 am. Students in grades K-5 will be released at 3:00 pm.

A.M. Drop-Off:

  1. Enter the ERA parking lot by driving straight through the west entrance off of Bren Road West (marked on map).
  2. Drive forward to enter the curbside drop-off lane (right lane) and pull to the curb letting your student out. Please move ahead as far as possible to fill in gaps in this lane. Students will only be allowed to exit cars in this lane, not the passing lane (left lane); children must exit from the passenger side of the car.
  3. Once you have dropped off your student, exit the parking lot by merging to the passing lane (left lane) and following signals out of the parking lot.

If you must get out of your car to unload your child during carpool, you must to utilize the parent parking option rather than parking in the carpool lane. If you park, you must have your child walk into the building using the cross walks. Do not drop off your child in this area from an idling car.

P.M. Parking Lot Pick-Up:

  1. Have your child’s pick-up number displayed in your car window as you enter the ERA parking lot by driving straight through the west entrance off of Bren Road West (marked on map).
  2. Drive forward to enter the curbside pick-up lane (same as drop-off) and pull to the curb waiting for your student (we will have called your number by the time you get to the curb). Please move ahead as far as possible to fill in gaps in this lane. Please note, this zone is for pick-up and drop-off only. Cars parked for an extended period of time will be asked to move to expedite the process for all.
  3. Once you’ve retrieved your student, pull into the bypass lane (left) and exit the parking lot.

P.M. Pick-Up Inside of School:

  1. Park in a designated parent parking space. Do not park in the handicapped stall without a permit.
  2. Enter the school through the Main Entrance (Door 2).
  3. Communicate your child’s pick up number to the supervising staff member
  4. Your child will be called from their classroom to meet you in the Forum


6-12 Students
Doors to the school open at 7:30 am. Students in grades 6-12 will be released at 3:10 pm.

A.M. Drop-Off:

  1. Enter the ERA parking lot by driving straight through the west entrance off of Bren Road West (marked on map).
  2. Drive forward to enter the curbside drop-off lane (right lane) and pull to the curb letting your student out. Please move ahead as far as possible to fill in gaps in this lane. Students will only be allowed to exit cars in this lane, not the passing lane (left lane).
  3. Once you have dropped off your student, exit the parking lot by merging to the passing lane (left lane) and following signals out of the parking lot.


P.M. Pick-Up:

  1. Enter the ERA parking lot through any entrance.
  2. Park in the designated “Parent-Parking” spaces (see map). Your student is then able to walk out to your car using the crosswalks in the parking lot.
  3. Once you have retrieved your student, exit the parking lot.

Eagle Ridge Academy has moved to a new system for daily transportation changes in the School of Grammar. Changes must be made in the Silent Dismissal by 2:45 p.m. each day.

Learn all about Silent Dismissal here!

Click here to view parking lot map.

Thank you for your interest in carpooling to ERA.  The carpool interest process will be paperless from data collection to making the list available to families on your computer as well as your mobile devices through our PTO Parent Directory App.

Please register at your family with 2 easy steps:

  1. Register your information at join.myschoolanywhere.com (use the secure invitation sent to you on August 20th from admin@eagleridgeacademy.org)
  2. You will receive login instructions and the directory will be live

Once you are logged in to the ‘My School Anywhere’ the Carpool Interest information can be found under Signups.

If you have any questions please contact :
Anu – anu.philip@gmail.com
Lalitha – lalitha23kasturi@gmail.com
Jodie – jodielynn20@yahoo.com

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