​​​Getting Students to School

You can register your child for yellow school bus transportation online using your MyCBE/PowerSchool or completing a transportation registration form.

Please visit the CBE website to find more information on fees and service levels for the 2021-22 school year.​​

To be included in the yellow school bus route planning for September, parents must register by the June 14 deadline. Any registrations received after that date will not be considered until route changes are done after Thanksgiving. The more registrations we receive by the deadline, the more efficient route planning will be for September.

Yellow school bus registrations can be cancelled by Sept. 30 with no financial penalty. Cancellation forms must be completed before a pro-rated refund can be considered. No refunds will be processed for service cancelled after Apr. 30 or for individual trip delays.

Parents/guardians whose children access yellow bus service can view the status of their bus using the MyBusStop App or on My School Bus Monitor.

Visit CBE Transportation​ for forms and more information.

Conditional Riders

Students who are not attending the designated school for their program, or who are not within the transportation service area, may be able to access existing service if there is a suitable stop on the existing bus route. Fees will not be waived for conditional riders.

Criteria for conditional riders:

  • Must access an existing stop

  • Must be room on the bus

  • Must pay the transportation fee

  • No additional bus routes will be implemented to accommodate conditional riders

  • Must wait for written approval from Transportation Services before starting to ride the bus

Conditional riders are not permitted to ride the bus until it is determined there is space on the bus and riders have been approved by Transportation Services.

Visit CBE Transportation for forms and more information.​​​​​​​​​​​​


Bused Students

Parents of bussed students must send a note to school with their child if the child will not ride the bus home on a given day. If parents are picking up their child, they must sign them out at the office. It is imperative that we know ahead of time if a bussed student will not be riding the bus home for that child’s safety and to ensure a timely bus departure for the other students. We discourage updates near end of day bell time, as these messages may not reach teachers, bus attendants and students prior to the bell. If we have not received clear instruction from a parent, we will place the child on the bus.

It is very important that students understand they will be held accountable for any inappropriate behaviour on the bus. Violation of any of the bus rules will result in parents being contacted and may lead to the loss of riding privileges or to suspension from school.

Lastly, parents paying for the transportation service are urged to maximize their child’s usage. CBE Transportation monitors ridership of the bus and if busses are not full, there may be changes to the routes.

School Bus Etiquette

  • Respect the driver
  • Do not extend arms or head out of the windows
  • Do not throw anything out of the windows
  • Use inside voices
  • Do not cause wilful damage to a bus
  • Look both ways crossing the road and wait until a clear view is in sight
  • Students require a valid bus pass, authorization from the bus driver, or authorization from the school principal or their designate in order to ride the bus.

Parents can help their child travel safely to and from school by arriving at the bus stop five minutes before the scheduled stop time. Be mindful of traffic laws and respectful of residents when parking at neighbourhood bus stops.

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