Bus Rules at University School
If your child is a bus user, but will not be taking the bus home, please inform our office staff so that we do not hold up the bus while we account for your child. Bus pick up/drop off maps are available at the school three days prior to school starting in the fall and are posted on our website. These maps let parents/guardians know their child’s bus stop and times in their communities.
The buses will wait until approximately 3:30 each day before they leave the school. Please encourage your children to go straight to the bus after school. If a child misses the bus, a parent/guardian will be informed and required to pick students up. Kindergarten and Grade 1 students need to be met at the bus stop. If there is no one to collect them the driver will return them to the school and they will then need to be collected from the school. For older children we recommend that all families have a plan in place in the event that your child may be unable to get into their home.
Bus safety is reviewed annually. We also encourage parents/guardians to discuss safe and good bus behavior with children. Bus safety information can be found on the Calgary Board of Education website at Busing & Transportation. If you have any bus-related concerns, please let us know as soon as possible so that issues can be dealt with.
Queries relating to transportation issues including changing bus stop locations in communities should be dealt with through the CBE Transportation department, which can be contacted at 403-817-7433. If problems arise with service (late buses, missed stops, etc.), please contact First Student Transportation at 403-531-3900.
During bad weather you can get up-to-date busing information from the following website: www.myschoolbusmonitor.ca. Please note that buses are often affected by traffic delays during bad weather and can be late. Please do not leave your child unattended at bus stops during extreme conditions.