School Bus Registration
UPDATE: September 6, 2021
Please note that we are experiencing staffing shortages in the Transportation Department and appreciate your support and patience as we work through our school bus start for this fall.
Thank you for your understanding as we gear up for an exciting new year of learning. Please note that all registration requests for eligible riders received after August 30 will be processed over the next two weeks. Those registered before the August 30th deadline should have received a call by their driver for pick up and drop off times for Tuesday. If not, please be prepared to arrange transportation for your child until contacted.
Please note that School of Choice riders are determined by seat availability after all eligible riders have been confirmed which may not be determined until the end of September.
If you have not registered your child for the bus, please do so immediately as there may be up to a two-week window to process your form.
*Please be aware that August 30, 2021, is the cutoff for bus registrations and any incoming registrations received after August 30, 2021, will have a one to two week processing period before being able to be assigned to a bus. Thank you for your understanding.*
Information on School Bus Registration
To ensure the safety of all students riding on Grande Yellowhead School Division buses, all passengers must be registered to ride the school bus and students may only load or unload the school bus at their designated stop or school. Parents are encouraged to review the school bus rider rules with their children and communicate alternate transportation plans with your child’s bus driver.
NEW for 2021/2022
All students, both new and returning riders, are now required to complete an online registration form. An email following your registration form will be sent confirming your registration status within 2-3 business days. Please contact the transportation department at 780-723-4471 if you have not received this confirmation. School jurisdictions are provided funding to transport eligible students to their designated school only. Other applicable user fees will be charged annually according to Policy 17, Appendix A.
Policy 17, Appendix B - Occasional Rider Request has also been added this year for those who require a seat for a child due to a special circumstance.
Please read Policy 17- Student Transportation Services for more information.
Am I Eligible/ What is my Designated School?
Click here to see if your child is eligible to ride the bus for the 2021/2022 school year.
Also, please read the information below on Eligible and Ineligible students for the 2021/2022 school year.
School bus transportation service is provided at no cost for eligible resident students who reside 2.4 kms or more from their designated school.
All users of transportation services including eligible students need to register for the school bus each year. This includes new students, including kindergarten students.
Designated school is defined as the nearest school located within the attendance area, in which the student resides.
Under the Student Transportation Regulation, school jurisdictions are not required to transport students to school who live under 2.4 kms (ineligible) from their designated school. This is a parent's responsibility. Students who live 2.4 km and further away from their designated school (eligible) are funded to receive transportation services.
As per Board Policy 17, ineligible rider approvals are based on the availability of a seat on the bus, that the bus route exists, and the ineligible rider service fee has been paid. In addition, the Board takes into consideration the age of the child and the distance/challenges of their walk.
While we will do everything we can to provide this service, we may not be able to accommodate all requests. We recognize that COVID continues to challenge all of us in a wide range of ways. Once again, we thank you for your patience and understanding.
Manager of Transportation Services, Edna Regan
How Do I Pay For Fees Owed?
Occasional Rider Request Form
Please note that Occasional Rider requests require 48 hours notice for approval.
For extenuating or emergency circumstances, please contact Transportation Services directly at 780-723-4471.