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Busing information

October 10, 2018

As of Tuesday, September 5, school zones will be in effect on school days. Drivers are reminded to exercise caution and adhere to posted speed limits. Drivers should also note that it is illegal to pass a school bus in rural areas when red lights are flashing.

Families should provide current daytime telephone numbers to their child's school office and PWSD's Transportation Office. Prior to the first day of school, PWSD bus drivers will be in touch with families to provide busing information. Students should plan to arrive at their bus stop five minutes early. In September, trained PWSD busing representatives will conduct free bus safety presentations at participating elementary schools.

Families can sign up for email notifications on the status of individual or multiple bus routes at http://transportation.pwsd76.ab.ca. Notifications of late and/or cancelled buses on individual routes are communicated via the email notification system, which may also be viewed on the Division website and all school websites by clicking the 'Bus Advisory' button. In the event of partial or Division-wide cancellations and emergencies, notifications will be posted on all available communication channels, including the Division and school websites, the Power Announcement telephone system, the bus route email notification system, and PWSD's social media outlets – Facebook and Twitter. 

For questions about busing, contact PWSD's Transportation Office at (780) 532-7734.

Visit the PWSD Transportation website at http://www.pwsd76.ab.ca/services/transportation