I am a new teacher this year and had an issue occur after school today with transportation with one of my students. After school it is always very chaotic with all of the teachers walking their students to a common area where they divide up for after school, carpool and two seperate bus areas. One of my students who normally rides the bus was to go to carpool this week, which I reminded her of each day. Well, this afternoon I got a call from the front office. Her grandmother was in the office because apparently the student was not in carpool. I told them the truth, that the last I had seen of her was when I dropped off the carpoolers. They asked me if she could have taken the bus instead and I said possibly. I am really afraid that I will be getting in trouble for the student not going where she was supposed to after school. However, as I mentioned, I did do reminders and she rode carpool every day this week. No teachers in the school walk in to the carpool area with the students, they just drop them off in the lobby and take the rest of the group on to the two bus areas. My question is, should I email the principal over the weekend and explain what happened or wait to hear from her Monday? I am assuming the student made it home safely as I have not heard anything this afternoon. I just feel awful about this situation and feel terrible that this happened under my watch. I feel sure that the student must have gone off with her normal bus group.