Tripper Bus Information

Boarding the Bus:

Do not wave down the Yellow school buses. Simply be standing at the stop location and the bus will come to you. If nobody is standing at a stop location, the bus will not come to a complete stop at that location. It will drive on past. However, we will not leave a bus stop before it’s listed loading time.

Discipline Statement:

The School District’s “Rules of Student Conduct and Discipline” apply to bus Stops and on school Buses. Students need to remain seated while in route.

The HS Tripper route buses will be equipped with camera’s to monitor activity on these buses. Students removed from the bus for discipline issues will not receive refunds for their bus pass. For a full list of Sioux Falls School District Policies.

The high school “Tripper” bus routes will be done by School Bus Inc. High School students riding the “Tripper” buses will load/unload on YELLOW school buses. Stop locations have changed as well.

Any student who purchases a HS “Tripper” routes bus pass at the schools each month, can use that same bus pass to ride any City SAM bus the same month. However, SAM city bus passes will not work on HS Tripper routes.

“Tripper bus” tickets can only be purchased from the Parking Lot Attendant at your school.

Bus Pass Pricing:

Bus Passes will be sold by the month. After and including the 15th of each month, Bus Passes will be sold at half price.
$6.00 for students who qualify for free lunch.
$12.00 for students who qualify for reduced lunch.
$30.00 full price ticket.

Specialized Programs

The Sioux Falls School District will offer to students with exceptionally high academic and intellectual ability a challenging, accelerated, integrated, and enriched curriculum in the core subjects. By implementing this alternative school model for Elementary, Middle and High schools, families and students have a choice. Specialized schools are created around a specific subject area(s). All specialized schools continue to teach the core basic standards through lessons with a specific academic focus.

We offer a Fee-Based busing option to families who have their children enrolled in one of the Specialized Schools. Review the specific level “Information Sheets” for further details on registration, AM and PM stop options and pricing.

FEE BUSING RATES CHANGING effective the 2019-2020 school year.

Fee busing rates: (Maximum family payment will be 2 times the individual rate)

  • $180.00 per semester/per student round trip for full lunch; $90 one way
  • $120.00 per semester/per student round trip for reduced lunch; $60 one way
  • $60.00 per semester/per student round trip for free lunch; $30 one way

Registration for 1st semester of the 2019-2020 school year is closed. It will reopen for the FINAL registration on August 1 - 7, 2019. Late fees will apply.


Discovery Elementary
1506 South Discovery
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Sessions meet Monday through Thursday

Morning Session: 8:15 am to 11:15 am

John Harris Elementary
3501 East 49th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Sessions meet Monday through Thursday

Morning Session: 8:15 am to 11:15 am

Sonia Sotomayor Spanish Immersion Elementary
1510 South Lake Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Sessions meet Monday through Thursday

Morning Session: 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Afternoon Session: 11:45 am to 2:45 pm

Learning Adventures Preschool

The Sioux Falls School District is committed to providing the highest quality education possible for your child.  At Learning Adventures, children develop the strong educational foundation that is key to their future success.  Learning Adventures Preschool is led by certified early childhood professionals and an assistant, providing an instructor to student ratio of 1:8.5 Learning Adventures offers a fun and academically enriching experience for your little learner.

Requirements for Learning Adventures Preschool enrollment: Children must be 4 years old by September 1. Children also must be fully potty-trained as classrooms are not staffed or equipped to help with diapers/pull ups.

Learning Adventures Preschool Packet

For more information for any of the Preschools please call call (605) 367-7999.