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WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL. TO REGISTER FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR PLEASE SELECT JUNE 30TH 2017 AS YOUR START DATE. WE WILL UNDERSTAND THAT YOU REQUIRE SERVICE FOR THE START OF SEPTEMBER 2017.

THANK YOU AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE.

2017-18 Urban Bus Services

Transportation service is provided for urban students residing within the City of Airdrie, Town of Cochrane, or City of Chestermere, who reside 1.5kms or more from their designated school.

Students who accessed bus service last year simply need to complete the re-enrollment email, sent out in May 2017, to update their information. Please continue to use the electronic bus pass in your possession. If you have not yet received your re-enrollment email please contact us at transportation@rockyview.ab.ca to request the link be re-sent.

Students who are new to Rocky View Schools or have not previously accessed bus service may register online by accessing our secure registration site: Urban Registration - Purchase Your Bus Pass Online

Alternatively you may print a copy of the 2017-2018 Application for School Bus Service form and return it via one of the methods listed below:

Fax:      403-945-4089

Email:   transportation@rockyview.ab.ca

Regular Mail: Transportation Department

Rocky View Schools

2651 Chinook Winds Drive SW

Airdrie, AB     T4B 0B4

Please go to Urban Bus Route Schedules to view urban route information. 2017-2018 route schedules will be available after August 15th, 2017


2017-18 Rural Bus Services

Transportation service is provided for all rural students attending their designated RVS School. Rural students are defined as those who do not reside in the City of Airdrie, Town of Cochrane or City of Chestermere.

Students who accessed bus service last year simply need to complete the re-enrollment email, sent out in May 2017, to update their information. Please continue to use the electronic bus pass in your possession. If you have not yet received your re-enrollment email, please contact us at transportation@rockyview.ab.ca to request the link be re-sent.

Students who are new to Rocky View Schools or have not previously accessed bus service may register online by accessing our secure registration site: Rural Registration - Register Your Child Online.

Alternatively you may print a copy of the 2017-2018 Application for School Bus Service form and return it via one of the methods listed below:

Fax:      403-945-4089

Email:   transportation@rockyview.ab.ca

Regular Mail:     Transportation Department

Rocky View Schools

2651 Chinook Winds Drive SW

Airdrie, AB     T4B 0B4

Rural students will receive a call from their driver 1-2 days prior to the start of school.  The driver will provide rural students with their route information including their 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 September 1st 2017 may not have service for the start of school.  Service will begin once you have heard from your bus driver.

 

2017-18 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 $325.00 per student to a maximum family rate of $650.00.

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-rates for partial bus use.  Refunds are available up to October 31, 2017.

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 2016 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 1.800.959.1953.  Fee waivers do not apply to non-residents or international students.

TRANSPORTATION FEES ARE DUE OCTOBER 15, 2017.

Kindergarten Transportation

Kindergarten Transportation is free for the 2017-18 school year. If you child is over the 1.5 km walk distance to their designated school you may apply online or at our office. 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 by choosing Bus Payments and then Replacement Pass.  Enter your child's information including school and grade.  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.  If you do not have a credit card, you may obtain a copy of the Urban application from our website under Bus Services.  You may also get an application from your child's school and mail it in with a cheque. Please indicate replacement pass on the form.

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

If your child has special needs that may require special transportation that the Rocky View Schools provides, contact the Learning department at 403-945-4022. This service must be approved by the Learning department. All special 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.

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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