Is a Bus Pass Required for the first day of School?
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.
At this time, only those that have filled out an application form and submitted to the transportation office for approval, will receive a pass.
How can I find out if my Bus Pass was Issued?
You can contact the Transportation Office at 780-532-3013 or during 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 Information > Show 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.
Where can I pick up my Bus Pass?
Your bus pass can be picked up at your child's school.
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!
• 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.
Can I still apply for a Bus Pass?
If you no longer require transportation services please contact our office through email email@example.com or phone (780-532-3013) so we may provide availability for other students.
Will the First Student Yellow bus be operational?
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.
How often will the buses be sanitized?
Buses will be sanitized 2x/day, after the morning route and after the afternoon route.
Will the JPII/ St. Joe’s City Charter/Express bus be operational?
Can I drive my child to school?
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.