FAQ's

Typically, Bus Passes become available for pickup at your child's school 1-3 days after we've processed your bus application during the school year.
 
If your child's Bus Pass is lost or stolen, the school office can issue a Temporary Pass, valid for up to 5 days.
There are a number of scenarios with this question, but some of the main stipulations are as follows:
 

FUNDED - If you are attending your boundary school, meet distance eligibility, and getting transportation from a single address that is your primary home residence then there is no fee.  Any additional routes, if available, will incur a bus pass fee of $320.00 per year, per student.

 

USER-PAY - Requests for bus passes to *out-of-boundary schools require a fee. Each route requested incurs a separate fee.

 

Please note there are additional scenarios that may arise. For inquiries regarding your specific situation, please contact our transportation department at [email protected]  

To maximize route efficiency, changes to routes and stops are necessary each year. 
A new bus pass is issued annually to ensure accurate information for each child. All urban and rural students, except Peace Wapiti & Peace River School Division riders, must reapply every school year to secure a seat and a valid current school year Bus Pass.

Previous year bus passes are deactivated at the end of June each year and should be shredded or returned to your school.

During the Division grace period, yellow school bus drivers will accept students without a printed card if they have applied for a pass. Contact your school or the Transportation Department in August for the grace period date.

GPCSD is in agreement with four (4) Contractors to transport students to and from school.  Please click on our Bus Delays & Cancellations webpage to determine how your Contractor displays their delays and cancellations. 

You can review your student records by logging into the School Bus Route Schedules to see if your pass has been issued. Once you're logged in, select Students > View My Students.Typically bus passes are sent to the schools within 5 business days.  During high volume processing times, it may take up to 10 business days.

We have several apps that will assist you in obtaining your school busing information during peak times of transportation inquiries. Please click on the links below for instructions to gain access to these exciting features! (For First Student & GP Charter riders only)

E-Link – This transportation information portal allows Urban and Rural parents to see their bus route, times, locations. 

FirstView - Follow your child’s school bus on a map to see how far it is from your bus stop. FirstView also indicates your child bus route, stop location and times.  This is also where you can set up notifications pertaining to Bus Delays & Cancellations.

Zpass – Riders must tap the Zpass loading & unloading from the bus. The “tap on” and “tap off” system lets parents and the Division know that the child has boarded the school bus. Zpass will help us maintain daily attendance of ridership.

You may also contact our office at Phone: 780-532-3127 EXT #1 or First Student at 780-532-3545.

Please make sure you arrive at your bus stop 3-5 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup time.  If there is a time conflict between E-link & Firstview, go with the earliest time noted. Downloading the FirstView app, will assist you in knowing how far the bus is away from your stop.

To track when your child(ren) gets on and off the school bus, please download the Zpass+ app.  You will need your child’s RFID# on the back of the bus pass to add or view your child(ren). 

If your child changes schools, moves to a different location, or requires different transportation needs during the school year, you will be required to complete a new bus application form.

If you move and/or no longer require busing services, please contact our office so we can free up the seat(s), as there are currently students on waiting lists. 

For all information on School Bus Rider conduct please access our administrative procedure by CLICKING HERE.