​​​​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.

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 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

Accessing Service 

Transportation via school bus is contracted by the CBE with First Student Canada. Parents are required to complete a transportation contract form. Routes and stops are established based on the addresses of students accessing the bus service on an annual basis. Students will be issued a bus pass and are expected to have it available at all times. The bus pass should be placed in a transparent, plastic cardholder and attached to the inside of the backpack. Students without a contract may not ride the bus. To check on late busses please visit the following website www.myschoolbusmonitor.com, or call 403-531-3900.

Riding an Alternate Bus

From time to time students wish to ride on an alternate bus to a friend’s home. This can be arranged provided there is room on the bus. To ensure that students are not disappointed, the following must occur:

  • The parents of both students must send a request in writing to the office. Permission cannot be received over the phone.
  • Requests must be received no later than the morning of the travel day.
  • The office will provide the written permission slips to the bus driver.
  • This privilege can be extended to regular riders only and does not include those students without a bus contract.

Supervision

Parents are responsible for ensuring that children are familiar with their bus stop, for establishing routines for getting to and from the stop each day, and for setting behaviour expectations for their children while waiting at the stop. Kindergarten students will not be allowed to get off the bus unless a caregiver meets them. School personnel supervise the loading and unloading of the busses at school. It is the student’s responsibility to go directly to the bus after school. Busses depart the school at 3:41 PM on Monday to Thursday and 12:49 PM on Fridays. Parents will be contacted to arrange transportation for those students who miss the bus.

Please let the office know if your child is not taking the bus home at the end of the day as bus attendance is taken daily before the buses can depart from the school. Late buses are often a result of the school looking for a child who has been picked up by a parent and has notified the school staff.

Riding Safely

Riders must comply with these clear expectations for safe, respectful behaviour:

  • Follow the directions and requests of the driver.
  • Conduct themselves in a quiet, courteous and considerate manner.
  • Respect and comply with seat assignments.
  • Remain seated and keep arms and heads inside while the bus is in motion.
  • Refrain from littering, damaging the bus, or using foul or disrespectful language.
  • Expect to pay for damages willfully caused.
  • Heed driver’s instructions and observe safe crossing procedures before crossing the roads.

Appropriate bus behaviour is rarely a problem for most students. However, inappropriate conduct is reported to school administration through a bus misconduct written by the driver. A copy of each misconduct is sent home. Three misconducts in a school year will result in suspension from the bus for an appropriate period of time.

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