Hello!  Chattahoochee Champs!
    Welcome to Transportation!

    District Supervisor: Gretchen Higgins
    Email Address: ghiggins@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Phone number: (770) 888-1235  ext. 461102


    Team Leader: Jim Clarke
    Email Address: jclarke@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Phone number: (770) 888-1235  ext. 461110

    Thank you for your patience as we strive, amidst our driver shortage, to get students to school.  Our dispatch office, your drivers and all of transportation is working hard to get each student to school.  We appreciate you and your patience and understanding.


    Link to the on-line FCS Transportation Registration Form: https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/Page/51826.

    A county-wide procedure requiring all elementary students to be tagged with a green, yellow or red SOAR Student Badge.  The color of this badge strap allows the driver, as well as any sub-drivers, know if your student is allowed to walk home alone from the stop. 


    3rd through 5th grade students must also retain this tag on their bookbags.  Any student without a SOAR Student Badge on their bookbag may be returned to the school regardless of grade for their safety. 


     Kindergarten through 2nd grade students must be met by a parent/guardian or parent's designee who is in possession of a Student Release Pass which was forwarded to them by the parent.  2021-2022 school year Student Release Passes will be sent before school starts and when new bus assignments are made.


    If you, as a parent/guardian, are in need of a Student Release Pass, please email ghiggins@forsyth.k12.ga.us specifying your request. 


     Any student, including 3rd through 5th, that has removed the SOAR Student Badge from their backpack may be returned to the school due to the lack of communication to the driver/sub-driver regarding his/her bus stop release.


     If your student has received a new backpack, please make sure to move the SOAR Student Badge to the new backpack.  Also, if your student uses alternating backpacks please remember to swap the SOAR Student Badge to the new backpack.


     Please understand that this is for the safety of your student(s) and not intended to be an inconvenience.


    With the goal of safety in mind please review the information about Afternoon Student Drop Off at the appropriate tab to the left.


    Be sure to complete the 2020-21 FCS School Bus Registration Form on-line at: https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/Page/51826.


    Please understand that this is for the safety of your student(s) and not intended to be an inconvenience. 


    Are you interested in being a bus driver or know someone who would be a great bus driver?
    See the Applications Being Accepted link to the left for more details! 

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    Click the link above to see Elvis and the SOAR Patrol on the Head-Line News!! 
    Gretchen Higgins

    Gretchen Higgins, District Supervisor
    Chattahoochee Elementary - Chestatee Elementary
    Little Mill Middle - East Forsyth High
    - Born in Iowa; lived in Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas, Florida, California, Tennessee and Georgia. -
    - Earned my Master's Degree in Business Administration. -
    - Two children and five grandchildren. -
     Son in Tennessee and Daughter at Arizona State University. -
    - Animal lover who has had many dogs and have provided homes for snakes, birds and fish. -
    - One brother in Switzerland and mom in Florida. -


    Jim Clarke, Team Leader 

    - First responsibility every day is to be on routes in the absence of drivers -
    - Bus lane personnel who works with schools and drivers - 
    - On board bus driver route training -
    - Works with schools and drivers regarding route questions -
     - Mentors drivers for continuous improvement -
    - Answers phones and returns calls -
    - Assists with assigning new and relocated students to pre-set bus stops -
    - Placed first in Piney Grove District Road-e-o seven out of eight years -
    - Placed first or second in seven out of eight years in the county school bus Road-e-o's -
    - Placed first in state level Road-e-o 2014 -
    - Participated in International Safety Competition (Road-e-o) 2014 -


    Colleen Hernandez,
    Lori Cowart
    Little Mill Middle School District's Lead Drivers
      - First responsibility every day is to be on routes in the absence of drivers -
    - Bus lane personnel who works with schools and drivers -
    - On-board bus driver route training -
    - Mentors drivers for continuous improvement -
     Follow the SOAR Bus Rules to be a safe bus rider.

    Have a bus driver or transportation employee that you want to nominate for Employee of the Month?

    Click the following link to the nomination form!

     April is Transportation Employee of the Month Nomination Time 

    "We are professional and caring employees, providing transportation services that protect students, support quality learning and improve the community." 


    Chatt Champs

Last Modified on October 21, 2021