Worried about how your student will get to and from practice? We have options.
Winter: Commuting From TJ to Home
During Winter Conditioning, rowers will need to organize transportation to take them home from TJ at 6:30 PM. On Wednesdays, late buses are available to deliver students to local hubs; for example, one late bus stops at Centreville HS and Chantilly HS. For transportation on other weekdays, parents can create area-based carpools so that each parent will only have to drive students once or twice a week. Parents should also consider reaching out to experienced rowers who live in your area and may be able to drive your student home.
Spring: Commuting From TJ To River
Freshman Rowers: Transportation is usually provided from TJ to the river each afternoon for scheduled freshman/novice practices. We contract a charter bus to bring rowers to the river. Registration for the charter bus is required of all freshmen, unless the parent notifies us at firstname.lastname@example.org of an alternate household member (parent/sibling) driver. The bus is a safe and reliable transportation option for daily river practices. For the 2021 season, the bus is TBD for now; if operable, based on past seasons, the fee is likely $500-600. Additionally, parents of freshman/novices riding the bus must sign up to chaperone the bus on a minimum of one practice day (any day that is convenient) during the season. Per FCPS regulations, the bus must have a parent chaperone - or it cannot depart TJ.
Spring: Commuting From River to Home
As with Winter Conditioning, rowers must arrange their own transportation home from the river during the spring. Before the season begins, we will compile the home address of every team member onto a Google Map template. Novice parents can use this map, showing the addresses of every returning and novice member of the team, to organize carpools.