School Buses

Summer at the HCST Transportation Department

Just because the school year wasn’t in session doesn’t mean that the HCST Transportation Department has been on vacation. We’ve been hard at work running routes for the District’s summer programs in Jersey City and Secaucus like Fun Fit, LEAP Programs, and many others for kids in the district that all run through the month of August.

Aside from busing for programs in the district, the Transportation Department also runs routes for day trips to almost every community in Hudson County. We service the Secaucus Recreation Department's Day Camp, the North Bergen Recreation Camp, Guttenberg, Harrison, Jersey City summer camps, and summer programs in Liberty State Park, Bayonne, and West New York. We also provide transportation for the annual senior citizen boat rides, sponsored by Hudson County. This includes the use of 10-15 buses which pick people up from senior citizen buildings in several towns throughout the county.

Summer is also a time for the department to update key safety features on their buses. In the past three months we have been in the process of installing the latest Verizon GPS system and camera equipment, as well as other new safety features. Drivers also participated in safety training so that the whole department is ready for the start of the school year and when internal routes resume, as well as routes for the Hudson County Consortium which handles bussing for special needs students in every district in the county.

Transportation Department Supervisor John Shinnick commends all drivers and transportation staff for the excellent job they do safely transporting almost 3 thousand students a day during the school year!

STEAM Camp at Explore Middle School

STEAM Camp at Explore Middle School

This summer Explore Middle school incoming and current students participated in a STEAM Summer Innovation Camp, led by STEAM/Arts Partners in Education along with our Explore Staff. During the Camp, the students participated in STEAM community activity project-based lessons using the Engineering Design Process (EDP), Rocket Launch Pad project-based lessons that include math & science,... Continue reading

Summer Fun Fit

Summer Fun Fit Teaches Students To Build Healthy Habits

This summer’s Fun Fit Program, led by Adam Fitzgibbons, FunFit Lead Coordinator & HTHS Physical Education Instructor, had the largest student enrollment to date! Students from every school in the district participated, learning about the importance of discipline and accountability, as well as how to create healthy habits and a healthy lifestyle. They also had... Continue reading

Student Support & Mental Health Summer and Upcoming Programs

Student Support & Mental Health Summer and Upcoming Programs

The summer enrichment program continues to be a success because of the support from all Child Study Team members, County Prep Guidance Counselors and teaching staff. The Summer Enrichment Camp afforded students the opportunity to further develop their academic and social emotional skills. The upcoming 12th graders participated in the SAT Prep Program that enhanced... Continue reading

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