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Rural Busing Registration Form

If you are interested in registering your child for their bus route using the online form click here. Please be aware to use this form you must have a Google Account.

Bus Status App

The WRSD bus status app provides up to date information about the status of buses. Parents and students can favourite the bus routes they use and receive push notifications when those buses are delayed or cancelled. This information can also be shared through social media sites, text messages and email right from the app itself. The app is available for Android and iPhone users and can be downloaded at the iTunes store or Google Play

Inclement Weather

The following is an extract from Administrative Procedure 132. It explains how WRSD manages the impact of weather on our schools and services.

Background

Schools in the Wild Rose School Division will stay open all day on regularly scheduled school days regardless of the weather, providing that the building is deemed safe and comfortably heated. The primary consideration in the event of severe weather conditions shall be the health and safety of students. Parents are expected to exercise good judgement and care when deciding whether or not to send their child(ren) to school when weather conditions are extreme. The following measures shall be taken to promote safe student transportation during cold and inclement weather conditions.

Guidelines

1.   Area conditions shall dictate decision-making

2.   Any of the following factors or combinations of them, shall serve as guidelines for

     considering the non-operation of buses:

     2.1  A temperature of -35 degrees or lower reported by the Weather Office for the area in question

     2.2  Visibility of less than 300 meters

     2.3  Road closures by R.C.M.P., municipal or other local road officials

Manager of Transportation Services

Linda Britton & Kristen Fries

Telephone No: 403-845-4255

Toll Free 1-866-445-4255

Fax No: 403-845-7211

Email to transportation@wrsd.ca

Notice to our parents

Parents of eligible students who've never been transported by a Wild Rose School Division bus or who are new to the division should contact the Transportation Department at 1-866-445-4255 or 403-845-4255 to inquire about transportation services.

For students not riding - In the event your child will not be riding the bus, please contact your driver directly.

Late bus procedure - In the case of an emergency or when your bus is more than 15 minutes late, please contact our late bus line at: 403-845-4255  or  1-866-445-4255

In order to ensure the safest possible ride for students, it is necessary for Parents to be aware of the following procedures and expectations.

Bus Rules

  • The driver is in total control of the school bus at all times and students must obey them promptly and respectfully

  • The driver decides how students are seated. Once a seat is assigned to a student they are responsible for it and he/she will keep this seat until directed otherwise by the driver

  • Students are responsible for being at the bus stop on time

  • Unnecessary conversation with the driver is prohibited

  • Classroom conduct is to be observed on the bus and any disturbance which may take the driver's attention and endanger the safe operation of the bus is prohibited

  • There will be no tobacco products, drugs/controlled substances, contraband or weapons on any school bus

  • Students will not litter on the bus or throw anything out of the bus windows

  • Students will not extend any part of their body out the windows

  • Students will remain seated when the bus is in motion

  • Students must leave the bus at their regular stops unless a note from the parent is presented to the driver requesting a drop-off at another regular stop

  • When leaving the bus, students must observe the directions of the driver and watch for traffic before crossing the road

  • Students violating these expectations may be reported to the School Principal and may be suspended from riding the bus.