FAQ's

Yes, as part of our ongoing safety measures, all students requiring bus transportation (except students transported by Peace Wapiti/ Peace River) MUST have a bus pass to board the bus at all times (this includes the first day of school). Bus Passes can be picked up at your child's school.
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At this time, only those that have filled out an application form and submitted to the transportation office for approval, will receive a pass.


You can contact the Transportation Office at 780-532-3013 or d
uring high volume times, such as the last week of August to the third week of September you can log into the Bus Route Information (VersaTrans E-Link) to see if your pass has been issued.  Once your logged in, select Students >
View My Students.  Select your child.  Click on Show Basic InformationShow Info Fields.  Under the field name 21-22 Pass#, there will be a number indicated that you have been issued a bus pass. 

 

Typically a pass is sent to the school the following day however during high volume times, it may take up to 10 business days.


Your bus pass can be picked up at your child's school. 

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!

E-Link – This transportation information portal allows Urban (https://tinyurl.com/yyypy6ew) and Rural (https://tinyurl.com/yxpu8d4w) parents to see their bus route, times, locations.

FirstView (https://tinyurl.com/y3raojsy) – 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 (https://www.zpassplus.com/) – Riders must tap the Zpass in the bus. The “tap on” and “tap off” system lets parents and the Division know that your child has boarded the school bus. Zpass will help us maintain daily attendance of ridership.  This is helpful for contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic or should any other emergency occur.

 

You may also contact our office at 780-532-3013 or First Student at 780-532-3545.

Yes, you can still apply for a Bus Pass, however seating may be limited as it is on a first-come, first-serve basis whether you are an eligible or ineligible student.  Service is pending based on room availability on the school bus.

If you no longer require transportation services please contact our office through email transportation@gpcsd.ca or phone (780-532-3013) so we may provide availability for other students.

Yes. You must register with us prior to the end of June.  Applications will still be accepted after June, however seating may not be available to everyone based on availability.  Students will be assigned to a specific seat (a seating plan will be in place) and to a specific bus. Students must wear their masks, scan their bus pass. If a student fails to adhere to bus rules, they will lose their privilege to ride the bus. Parents will need to refer to a co-vid health checklist prior to placing their child on the bus. Normal passenger loads are in force.

Buses will be sanitized 2x/day, after the morning route and after the afternoon route.

Yes, with the same requirements as above. 40 passenger loads are in force.

Yes, but there will be a school-specific plan for dropping off your child and the entrance your child must use to enter the building. Parents cannot come into the school unless they have a scheduled appointment.  Contact your School for more details.

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