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Valemount Secondary School
Bus Routes and Notifications

Update October 5th at 5 p.m.

Cancelled Runs for October 4th to 7th:

Route 4 PM (HPE)

Route 14 AM & PM (AM & PM = Edgewood and Duchess Park)

Route 24 AM & PM (AM = Beaverly and CHSS; PM = DP Todd)

Route 42 AM & PM (AM =Pineview and PGSS; PM = Pineview)

Route 45 AM (AM = Blackburn, Pineview and PGSS) **Shelley Townsite covered

Updated October 3rd:   Please Click Here for the 2022-23 Bus Routes by School

September 19, 2022

To Parent/Guardian(s) of Bus Students

We would again like to thank you for your patience while we work with First Student to implement this new transportation system and provide you with an update.

A driver shortage is being experienced across Canada in many transportation industries and we have not avoided feeling the impact with our student transportation. This shortage has resulted in the necessity to combine some routes in order to transport as many students as possible and that run times may be longer than in the past. 

The current route combinations were made quickly by First Student to respond to a sudden reduction in their driver complement.  The District will be reviewing routes for efficiencies and requesting adjustments as appropriate.

Unfortunately, there are still a number of routes which do not have scheduled drivers and First Student is working to fill those positions. 

As additional new drivers are available First Student and the District will be working to adjust the length of combined routes to reduce some current ride times for students.

In light of these anticipated changes, moving forward all route changes will be communicated to families via email and routes will continue to be shared on school websites.

Families are encouraged to check their school websites for the most current route information.

2022-2023 Online Bus Registration

Regular Bussing to/from Home:

Effective for the 2022 – 2023 school year parent/guardian(s) of children that qualify for regular bussing to and from the child's home residence and their catchment area school who wish to register for bussing MUST complete an online bus registration form annually for each of their children.  Students qualify for bussing in accordance with Policy 17 School District Transportation Services and Administrative Procedure 560 Student Transportation - Home and School.

The annual online regular bus registration process closed as of June 28th.  Late applications can be made through the below online bus registration form.  Late applications will be accommodated based on available seating.  Please note that bussing may not be available for approved late registrants until October 1st.

Online "Regular" Bus Registration Form **For Bussing to and from home and school only.

First Student will be emailing the parent/guardian of students registered for bussing for the 2022-23 school year with the student's  bus stop times and locations during the week of August 29th.  Also, the run sheets will be posted to each of the bussing school's website.

Courtesy Bussing:

Courtesy bussing will be accommodated in accordance with Policy 17 School District Transportation Services and Administrative Procedure 560 Student Transportation - Home and School. Bussing for approved courtesy riders for the 2022 – 2023 school year will commence mid October.

Online "Courtesy" Bus Registration Form **For Alternate Family Residence, Child Care, etc.

If you have any questions, please email busregistration@sd57.bc.ca

 

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Valemount Secondary School

201 Ash Street , PO Box 370, Valemount, BC, V0E 2Z0 Phone: (250) 566-4431 |Fax: (250) 566-4551 | We respectfully acknowledge that School District No. 57 resides on the unceded ancestral lands of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nations, McLeod Lake Indian Band and the Simpcw First Nation. It is our honour to walk alongside our indigenous communities in educating our students.