Bus Services

Register Online

The Transportation Registration 2018-2019 form for school bus transportation is now available through the SchoolEngage Portal.

PLEASE READ DESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY TO ENSURE YOU ACCESS THE CORRECT LINK

 

Register in Person

For your convenience a community use computer is available at the Education Centre to complete your Registration form. Transportation front desk staff can assist if you have questions.

Rocky View Schools Education Centre
2651 Chinook Winds Drive SW
Airdrie, AB T4B 0B4

2018-19 Urban Bus Services

Parents who have completed their re-enrollment or registration form for their children will receive an email mid-August with details regarding the Bus Route number and payment information.

Urban Bus Route Schedules – Stop locations and stop times are available to view after August 15th, for routes within the City of Airdrie, Town of Cochrane, and City of Chestermere.

2018-19 Rural Bus Services

Parents who have completed their re-enrollment or registration form for their children will receive an email mid-August with details regarding the Bus Route number and payment information.

Rural students (those who do not reside in the City of Airdrie, Town of Cochrane or City of Chestermere) will receive a call from their bus driver 1-2 days prior to the start of school. The driver will provide rural students with their route information including pick up time and stop location.

**Please note that it can take up to 5 business days to process a rural application. Students who register after August 15th may not have service for the start of school. Service will begin once you have heard from your bus driver.

2018-19 Transportation Fees

There is no charge for Kindergarten students or for students in Grades 1-12 who are attending their designated school and reside 2.4 kilometers or more from the designated school.

Transportation fees for students, Grades 1-12, who live less than 2.4 kilometers from their designated school or are attending a program of choice school, which is not their designated school, are $294.00 per student to a maximum family rate of $588.00.

As defined by Alberta Education, designated school refers to the regular program school the Board has directed the student to attend.  Schools of choice, chosen for additional programming offered, are not considered to be designated schools. As such French Immersion or other language or cultural immersion, sports academies, faith based, art, science, traditional learning or International Baccalaureate programs/schools are not considered by Alberta Education to be designated schools.

Fees are not pro-rated for partial bus use.  Refunds are available up to October 31, 2018.

Fee Waivers are available for families who reside within the Rocky View School boundaries and receive a GST Credit.  If you receive the GST Credit you may apply for a waiver by completing Form  AF 5107 Transportation Waiver Application and returning it to the Transportation Department by fax, email or regular mail.  A copy of your 2017 GST Credit Notice, showing the applicants name and the names of the dependents/students must be attached.  This annual notification is mailed out each July; copies can by obtained from CRA Online or by calling 1.800.387.1193.  Fee waivers do not apply to non-residents or international students.

TRANSPORTATION FEES ARE DUE OCTOBER 15, 2018.

Kindergarten Transportation

Kindergarten transportation is free for the 2018-19 school year. If you child is over the 1.5 km walk distance to their designated school you may apply online the School Engage Portal. Please note that for schools who offer half day Kindergarten classes only, transportation is provided one way as there is no noon hour busing.

Lost Your Bus Pass?

If your child has lost their bus pass, you can apply for a replacement card through the home screen of your School Engage Portal.  Click here for instructions. The cost of a replacement bus pass is $15.00 payable by VISA, MasterCard, American Express.  Your replacement bus pass will be mailed to you upon completion of your payment.

Ride-A-Long Services

Parents are required to contact their Bus Contractor to receive authorization for their child to ride a bus other than their own, or to disembark at another stop. Parents should be prepared to indicate bus route numbers and the name(s) of their child(ren). Requests will be fulfilled based on seat availability. Please note: this service is not available during the month of September. Bus Contractor contact numbers can be found on the left menu under School Bus Contractors.

Specialized Services

Specialized transportation services must be directed by the Learning Department.  Parents with students who require specialize services must please contact their school or the Learning Department directly at 403-945-4022. Specialized transportation requests must be submitted before July 31st to ensure transportation for the start of the school year.

Out of Area Busing

For a student whose parent(s) live within the boundaries of Rocky View Schools and who is attending a Rocky View School other than the one designated by the Board.  All Out of Area requests must be submitted before July 31st to be added onto a waiting list.  If space is available, students must access an existing stop and re-apply each year with payment.  Contact the transportation department to have an application form faxed or emailed to you.  Please note that students must first have approval to attend a non-designated school.  For more information please visit the Schools portion of our website.

Out of Division Busing

For a student whose parent(s) reside outside of the School Division, who has been admitted to a school operated by the Board.  This service MUST BE APPROVED annually by the Supervisor of Transportation.  All Out of Division transportation requests must be submitted before July 31st to be added onto a waiting list. If space is available, students must access an existing stop and re-apply each year with payment.  Contact the transportation department to have an application form faxed or emailed to you.

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