Where can I pick up my Bus Pass?
Is my child's bus pass funded or is there a fee?
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]
Why do I have to reapply for a Bus Pass every year?
What do I do with last year’s Bus Pass?
Previous year bus passes are deactivated at the end of June each year and should be shredded or returned to your school.
Is a Bus Pass required for the first day of 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.
How do I know when my child(ren)’s bus is delayed or cancelled?
How can I find out if my Bus Pass/Application was processed or issued?
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.
How can I find information about Bus Routes, Times, Locations, and Priority?
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.
When do I have to be at the bus stop?
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.
How do I track where my child(ren) got on & off the school bus (Zpass+ App)
What do I do if I move and/or require different busing services?
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.
Where can I find information on School Bus Rider conduct expectations?