​​​​​​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

Taking the Bus to/from School

Students must board the busses immediately after the dismissal bell. School buses leave the school zone approximately 10 minutes after the dismissal bell. All students who routinely ride the bus are expected to be on board.

If your child routinely takes the bus, but you plan to pick them up after school, or if you have made alternate arrangements please inform the office and send a written note in their communication folder, before your child leaves for school in the morning stating who will be picking them up and include your contact phone number. It is not uncommon for children to think that someone is picking them up and they do not have a note to support the change in plan. Very often the child has misunderstood the conversation at home and by the time we have sorted out the problem the bus has already departed from the school and a parent needs to pick them up from school. For that reason, students without a note will be sent on the bus. Please note, we cannot guarantee that phoned in messages requesting a change in after school transportation will reach your child on time. Please call prior to 2:15 p.m. to allow office staff sufficient time to contact and relay any message to a teacher and/or student.

Items to note:

  • All students should have an alternative plan in case a bus is delayed on the way to school. Parents are asked to contact Southland Transportation at 403-205-6688 for information when buses are delayed. Parents are reminded to review bus procedures with their child(ren).
  • Get off and on the bus only at their designated stop.
  • Bus attendance is taken at the door of the bus.
  • Students need to ride sitting down in their assigned seats and facing forward in case the driver needs to make a sudden stop.
  • Children must be polite to fellow riders and the bus driver.
  • Appropriate behaviour is an expectation for all students riding the bus. Students may receive bus misconducts for inappropriate behaviour. Students who receive bus misconducts could be suspended from the bus depending on the frequency and seriousness of the behavior.
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