Transportation Services

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Summer Hours for Transportation Services will be from 8AM until 4PM.

The office will be closed for the summer from July 8th through August 18th.

2019-2020 URBAN AND ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION REGISTRATIONS

ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

We are very excited to announce that Chinook's Edge Transportation urban busing registrations have now gone to an online process through School Engage

If you wish to enroll for busing for the 2019-2020 school year the URBAN registration forms are now accessible through your PowerSchool Parent Portal

New students to the Division and who require busing will have to register through the school following this link  New School Registration

For parents with no Parent Portal set up as of yet you may access School Engage

Currently enrolled students in the Division and require busing click on the link and follow the directions below:

PowerSchool

When in PowerSchool Parent Portal Click on the "School Engage" link on the bottom left hand side of the page

  then click on "students" tab on the left side of the page and then choose each student individually

The form is accessible on the top right hand side of the screen and click on the form labeled:

“2019-2020 Transportation Request Form”

If you experience problems accessing your Parent Portal please contact the school directly to assist you. 

Any other transportation questions please contact Transportation Services at 403-227-7072.

Please be aware that non-eligible riders may be bumped from a seat on a bus throughout the school year if there is a need to create space for eligible riders. If a non-eligible rider is bumped, a prorated refund of the transportation fee will be provided. 

 

Regular Office Hours

Weekdays

 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Closed on all non-school days and statutory holidays 

 

Welcome to Transportation Services. Thank you for visiting our web page. For quick links to get around this site, please look to the left. (If you are viewing this website from a mobile phone, you will need to scroll to the bottom of the page to see the links.) 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 "ROUTES - DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS" to the left. If you cannot find what you need, please call our office at 403 227-7072

First Rider Program (2019)

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 13th, 2019. 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 student parking lot at the south end of Olds College on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019. The program will take place from 3pm – 7pm on both days. 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.

Forms and Brochures (to view, click on the desired document) 

 

 

Boy getting on a school bus from MyCuteGraphics

Do you know the traffic rules when it comes to school buses?  Click here for a video.

Did You Know:

Chinook's Edge runs 123 full time bus routes including 6 special needs routes.

Common Questions:

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.
Registration for urban transportation are available electronically through the SchoolEngage on your Parent Portal. If you need help getting to this form, please ask your school office staff.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective September 2013 out-of-jurisdiction students who request busing after September 30 will be charged a fee of $312.00 per student (no pro-rating).