Welcome to Private or Parochial School Registration for Transportation.
Eligibility for Transportation
A Sachem resident must live within 15 miles of the school if bussing is to be provided at the Primary level (K-8) and within 25 miles of the school if bussing is to be provided at the Secondary (9-12) School level. Only secondary schools have late bus service.
We will begin accepting applications for private school transportation in January for the upcoming school year, ahead of the April 1st deadline (as per NYS Law).
We are now using electronic filing for transportation applications. Your application must be completed and submitted before April 1 every year. No late applications will be accepted. It is our recommendation to apply for Transportation even if there is a chance you will not need it. You can cancel the request for transportation if needed later. Keep in mind that an individual form needs to be completed for each child attending a private or parochial school. If you decide to change the school of attendance after completing the application you must notify the Sachem Transportation Department before the April 1st deadline, otherwise it will be processed as a late application. Late Applications will be put on the waiting list for each school. Bussing will only be provided if there is a seat available for the students.
CURRENT PRIVATE & PAROCHIAL- SACHEM STUDENTS
If your child is currently receiving a Sachem CSD provided bus to a Private or Parochial School and your address has not changed please click on this link below and fill out the form. If your address has changed, contact the transportation department for clarification before the April 1st deadline. An e-mail generated receipt will be sent to you stating that your child is registered for transportation. This is the only correspondence you will receive until the last week in August when the parent portal becomes available.
Continuing Transportation Form
EXISTING SACHEM STUDENTS
If you are an existing Sachem student and this is your child’s first time applying for transportation to a Private or Parochial School, a registration packet is not necessary.
Please go to Central Registration Office with your photo ID to complete the necessary forms.
51 School St., Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
8am – 2pm (when school in session)
8am- 1pm (when school is not in session)
NEW SACHEM STUDENTS
If you are NOT an existing Sachem student, you will have to fill out the forms at the link below and bring them to the Central Registration office at: 51 School St., Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
2023-24 Private School Registration Packet
Verification of District Residency is required to receive textbooks for ALL Private and/or Parochial School students. (Please note that if you have already completed this form in previous years and you are continuing to attend the same nonpublic school, you do not need to complete this form yearly.) The Textbook Verification form is to be completed ONLY in the following situations:
- You are a new student in the Sachem CSD and are attending a nonpublic school.
- You are an existing Sachem CSD student transferring to a nonpublic school.
- You are an existing Sachem CSD student who attends a nonpublic school and is planning to transfer to a different nonpublic school.
Please fax all completed forms to the Office of Instructional Support & Assessment at 631-471-8983.
Verification of District Residency to Request Textbooks
CHILD RELEASE AUTHORIZATION
Child Release Authorization Form