2023-24 WHMS Bus Pass Lottery
In 2023/24, White Hill Middle School yellow bus passes will be distributed based on a lottery system. Families interested in acquiring a bus pass are encouraged to register for the upcoming lottery by submitting an online registration form between May 15 through May 21, 2023.
White Hill Bus Lottery Registration Form (Closes at 11:59 PM on May 21)
This form will give families the option to select the preferred AM or PM stop for each student in the household. Parents do not have to make a financial commitment to enter the lottery.
Lottery awards or lottery placement are not first come, first served. You can register for the lottery at your convenience so as long as you do so within the registration period (May 15 - May 21).
Immediately following completion of the registration form, you will receive an email confirmation with a randomly assigned 2-letter code signifying your placement in the route selection process. Routes will be awarded based on your placement in the lottery and your selected preferred routes on the registration form. Routes will begin to be awarded in the week of May 22. Families will receive an email with a link to purchase their awarded route and will be given 2 business days to complete the purchase. Unpurchased passes will be made available to the next person on the priority list. If you do not receive your awarded routes, you will be notified with options for purchasing a different route by June 9.
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Lottery Terms and Conditions:
- Only one submission of the registration form per family will be accepted. If multiple forms for the same student(s) are completed, staff will select the results of the first entry only.
- The registration form and lottery award is not first come, first served. You can register at your convenience so as long as you do so during the lottery registration period (May 15 - May 21). Upon submission, each family will receive one randomly assigned 2-letter code to signify their placement on the pre-published priority list.
- Routes will be assigned based on a family’s placement on the priority list and on the availability of the preferred routes selected on the registration form.
- Siblings will be placed on the same route unless otherwise noted on the lottery signup sheet.
- Once awarded, families will be given 2 business days to complete their purchase. Passes that remain unpurchased will be made available to the next person on the priority list.
- Passes cannot be given to another family and must be purchased for the student(s) listed on the lottery registration form. All unauthorized purchases will be refunded minus a 5% processing fee.
How do I enter my student in the lottery?
Previous pass holders will be notified by the Ross Valley School District and a link will be provided shortly before the lottery registration opens (May 15 - May 21). Staff at White Hill Middle School will also assist by forwarding Marin Transit communications to parents of prospective pass holders.
Do I need to complete the registration form as soon as it becomes available?
No. You can register at your convenience so as long as you do so during the lottery registration period (May 15 - May 21). Your lottery placement is randomly assigned. Families registering on the last day of the registration period have just as much a chance getting a good placement as those registering as soon as it becomes available. Or, vice versa.
Do I need to complete a separate lottery registration form for each child in my family?
No, only one submission per family. Each lottery request form will include space for up to 3 students. If multiple forms have been submitted, Marin Transit will select the results of the first form only.
When can my family be entered in the lottery?
The lottery registration form will be available from 9:00 AM on May 15, to 11:59 PM on May 21, 2023. Once the lottery window has closed, staff will email families with their awarded routes and provide a link to purchase the pass. All families will be communicated to by June 2 regardless of the award. Please be patient as we navigate through this process.
When will I be notified of the results of the lottery?
After the lottery registration period closes on May 21, Marin Transit will begin contacting parents who have been awarded their first route selection and give 2 business days to purchase that pass. If left unpurchased, after 2 business days the pass will be made available to the next person on the priority list.
When can I purchase my pass?
After receiving an email with a link to purchase your route, you will be given 2 business days to complete your purchase. If left unpurchased, the pass will be made available to the next person on the priority list.
What if I do not like my awarded route?
You are under no obligation to purchase a pass that is awarded to you. For those who are not awarded a route or are unsatisfied with the available route options, a request can be made to be put on a waitlist for a desired route. If a space becomes available and you are next on the list, Marin Transit staff will contact you with further instructions.
If I change my mind, can I give my awarded pass to another family?
No. Passes are reserved for 2 business days to the family and student listed on the lottery request form. Any unauthorized purchases will be immediately refunded minus a 5% processing fee.
How do I learn more about bus stops and schedules?
2023-24 bus schedules are published here.
How do I learn more about pass price?
For the 2023/24 academic year, the one-way pass price $575 for each pass. Payments can be made in full or split between two separate payments. Payment options can be selected at checkout.