​​​​​​Getting Students to School

You can register your child for yellow school bus transportation online using your MyCBE or by completing a transportation registration form. Register every school year.

Please visit the CBE website to find more information on fees and service levels for the 2022-23 school year.​​

To be included in the yellow school bus route planning for September, parents must register by the June 8, 2022 deadline. The more registrations we receive by the deadline, the more efficient route planning will be for September. Transportation continues to accept registrations after the deadline, and students are added to the closest existing stop with space, within the distance guideline. Processing times could be up to 6 weeks at the beginning of the school year due to volume.

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 April​ 30 or for individual trip delays.

Bus Status

Parents/guardians can view the bus status online:

We are aware of the communication challenges the providers are having keeping route information up-to-date for families. At this time, all service provider staff are dedicated to driving buses and they are not always able to accommodate this service.​

​Visit CBE Transportation​ for forms and more information.

Conditional R​iders

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.

Alternate Addresses

We've heard from families that they would like more flexibility to access bus stops and routes to support childcare arrangements and changing family schedules. This year, CBE Transportation will allow families to add a second address to their transportation registration to have access to two bus stops and/or routes.

Note | All addresses must be within the attendance area for the school and outside the walk zone. Maps can be found on the school profile on the CBE website. The information collected from parents informs bus route planning, but does not guarantee a stop at the exact location requested.

To participate in the program, you must:

  • Pre-register for transportation in MyCBE by the June 8, 2022 deadline.
  • Fill in the Request for Alternate Address form in MyCBE and provide one additional address and schedule for your child. Note: the form will only appear after you register.

CBE Transportation will review each request to determine if the request can be accommodated. Families will be notified of the decision within six weeks of application. If it is approved, the second address will be used as we are creating new bus routes.

The cost of this request, if approved, is $110.​

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

Busing

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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