Regular Office Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Closed on all non-school days and statutory holidays
Our urban school buses are now full.
There is a waiting list if seats become available and you are invited to send in registration requests to get on the list. Parents need to make alternate arrangements for the transportation of their children to school in urban areas. Due to budget restraints, no more buses can be added.
Urban Transportation for the 2017/18 School Year
Registration has begun for the new school year. We will be placing eligible student riders on buses as registration forms are turned into us. Any applicable fees must be paid before forms are processed. Non-eligible riders may not be placed on buses until September 30th. Their registration forms will be compiled in the order of receipt. If seats are available once the new year has begun, non-eligible students will placed on buses based on the order of receipt as well as the age of the student and their distance from the school. Please be aware that resources are limited and we may not be able to transport non-eligible riders.
At this point, we are not yet able to accept E-transfers for payments. We can accept cash, cheques, debit cards, credit cards and Student Quick Pay On-line Fee Payments for eligible students.
Welcome to Transportation Services. Thank you for visiting our web page. For quick links to get around this site, please look to the left. For a look at the Administrative Procedure (AP5-11) that guides the decision making for this department, please click here. Other information brochures, handbooks and forms are located below. For up-to-date route information, please click on the box to the left. If you cannot find what you need, please call our office at 403 227-7072.
Forms and Brochures (to view, click on the desired document)
2016-17 Urban Shuttle Route Maps
Innisfail - IU-01
Carstairs - CU-01
First Rider Program (2017)
Welcome to Kindergarten and your child's first time riding the school bus! Together we can help make your child's "first rider" experience a fun and safe one!
One of the ways we do that at Chinook's Edge is through the First Rider Program. This program is a School Bus Safety program that introduces young children and their parents to school buses and school bus safety. You'll watch a video of Winnie the Pooh and his friends on an exciting adventure of riding the school bus for the first time, all the while learning safety tips that teach them about bus safety. Afterward, you and your child will board an actual big yellow school bus where the driver will explain how to get on the bus, how to act while travelling and how to properly exit the bus. Then you'll be taken on a short ride to experience what it's like to ride on the bus - just like the big kids!
We hope you'll be able to join us at this year's Kindergarten First Rider Program on August 15th, 2017. It will be held at the Notre Dame High School parking lot in Red Deer. We will also have a First Rider Program to be held at the Olds High School parking lot at the south end of Olds College on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017. Both programs will consist of two sessions - one from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm and another from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. For more information, please call our office at 403-227-7072.
Please click on the following link to view the complete brochure Kindergarten First Rider Program.
Did You Know:
Chinook's Edge runs 121 full time bus routes including 5 special needs routes.
Why should my child be dressed appropriately for the weather?
In the event a bus breaks down or gets stuck, it is important that students are dressed for the weather conditions. If a bus breakdown occurs it may be some time before another bus comes or alternate arrangements can be made to transport students.
What should students do if the bus does not pick them up?
Parents should ensure that their children have a plan in the event that the bus does not arrive to pick them up. Children must be aware of how long to wait at their stop before returning home or going to their alternate location.
Having a plan in place is very important for safety when parents have to leave for work prior to the arrival of the school bus.
Transportation Related Policies
To view the Administrative Procedures related to Transportation and more, please visit our Administative Procedures page.
Requests For Transportation
Requests for rural transportation are to be made at the time of registration at the school.
Forms for urban transportation are available on our Transportation website under "Forms and Brochures".
PLEASE NOTE: Effective September 2013 out-of-jurisdiction students who request busing after September 30 will be charged a fee of $300.00 per student (no pro-rating).