Bus route info, free and reduced lunches, bell times for Roaring Fork Schools parents and families | PostIndependent.com

Bus route info, free and reduced lunches, bell times for Roaring Fork Schools parents and families

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Roaring Fork School District bus routes are ready and available on its website

The district is heavily recruiting bus drivers. The highest need is for Special Needs bus route drivers. These are easy vehicles to drive, with flexible schedules and an amazing and small group of students on board. All training can be completed in a few hours, and the district is paying $23/hour to start. The district is also hiring for regular bus drivers and offers paid Commercial Drivers License training. Applicants must be able to read, write and speak English. 

Free and reduced lunch applications

During the last two years, the Roaring Fork School District was able to provide free, nutritious meals to its students through the USDA COVID-19 Pandemic waivers. Unfortunately, the waivers were not extended, so the district will be returning to regular operating procedures. 

This means that all families will have to complete a Free and Reduced lunch application to see if they qualify for free or reduced meals. 

Applications are now available online through the parent portal. Those without access to the parent portal can complete a paper application at their student’s school, the district office located at 400 Sopris Ave. in Carbondale, or at the Food and Nutrition Services office at 504 27th St. in Glenwood Springs.

Only one application per household is required. This application does more than just verify free and reduced meal benefits, it also helps the school district apply for increased funding for student academic programs, technology and other services. In addition, if a student qualifies for free or reduced meal pricing, it can help them with tuition assistance for SAT and ACT fees and discounted college application fees.

For information about free and reduced lunch, contact Michelle Hammond at 970-384-6016 or mrhammond@rfschools.com.

For information about the Nutrition Services Department, contact Octavio Maese at 970-384-6007 or omaese@rfschools.com.

Roaring Fork School Bell times

School                                 First Bell   Wed Release   Last Bell

Glenwood Springs

Sopris Elementary                 8:10        2:00        3:30

Glenwood Elementary          8:15        2:00        3:30

Glenwood Middle                  8:00        1:45        3:15

Glenwood High                      8:30        2:10        3:30

Riverview                                8:00        2:00        3:30

Two Rivers                                8:15        2:00        3:30


Crystal River Elementary      8:05        1:50        3:15

Carbondale Middle               8:10        1:55        3:10

Roaring Fork High                 8:15        2:10        3:30

Bridges High                           8:45        1:00        3:15

Ready For the World            8:30        1:30        3:15

Carbondale Community      8:10                        3:00


Basalt Elementary               8:10        2:00        3:30

Basalt Middle                       8:15        2:00        3:30

Basalt High                            8:15        2:00        3:30

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