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School Bus Route and Registration Info

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Canadian Rockies Public Schools Transportation proudly and safely transports over 1,250 Bow Valley students to and from school, on field trips, to sports events and outdoor programs each day. 

Current School Bus Statuses

Register for School Transportation

Please note: All students must have a bus pass to ride CRPS buses.

The CRPS Transportation Department is here to help you get your child registered for the school bus. Our team of professional drivers provide a safe and reliable service each day to get your children to and from school. Please access Power School Parent Portal if you are already a CRPS family to register your child/children for the School Bus. If you are new or returning to CRPS please create/login to School Engage Account. If you have any questions please call our office at (403) 678-5545 or email crpstransportation@crps.ca.

Bus passes will be mailed out for the 2022-2023 school year starting on August 15, 2022.

If your child/children were registered for the 2021-2022 school year they do not have to be re-registered for 2022-2023.

Route Overview  (Routes for 2022-2023 will be posted mid-August)

Please find the area you live in on the route overview 

first, then the school and finally the route # and animal.

Route Details: 

2021 2022 ROUTE 1 DOLPHIN BUS and Bluebird for LG AM only
2021 2022 ROUTE 12 GIRAFFE BUS and Octopus AM for LG only

2021-2022 ROUTE 4 CAMEL BUS (No Teepee town)
2021 2022 ROUTE 13 DINOSAUR BUS and Bluebird PM only
2021 2022 ROUTE 14 BEAR BUS
2021 2022 ROUTE 6 HORSE BUS
2021 2022 ROUTE 18 BUNNY BUS
2021 2022 ROUTE 22 TURTLE BUS and Bluebird AM for CC/AG only
2021 2022 ROUTE 23 SQUIRREL BUS
2021 2022 ROUTE 24 KANGAROO BUS and Octopus PM from LG only
2021 2022 ROUTE 25 ELEPHANT BUS and Turtle LG from Larch only
2021 2022 ROUTE 3 SHARK BUS and Teepee town for ERS am Only
2021 2022 ROUTE 9 ELK BUS
2021 2022 ROUTE 7 MONKEY BUS

 

 

Please be ready and waiting at your bus stop 5 minutes ahead of the time given. Special Needs please call the office at (403) 678-5545

Please note the animal on your child’s bus pass is for the ride from school to home in the afternoon not for home to school in the morning! The morning route animal may be different that the afternoon route animal.

 

Bus Passes

A reminder to all parents that your child must have a bus pass to ride the bus. During the first weeks of school it can take up to 5 days to process a School Bus Registration.

Bus Reminders for Winter

What You Need to Know

CRPS provides transportation to Banff and Canmore public schools. 

  • Your child needs to be registered to ride the school bus to and from school
  • Kindergarten ½ day and Special Needs routes are not published as they are child specific. Please call the office if you need more information
  • More information can be found on the CRPS Transportation Information document

Red Flashing Lights on the School Bus

Do you know what to do when you see a school bus with it's red or amber lights flashing. Watch the shot video below and test your knowledge.

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Safety on the Bus

Ensure your children are informed of the following rules to assist in a safe and enjoyable ride:

  1. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF THE DRIVER   
  2. CLASSROOM VOICES AND BEHAVIOR EXPECTED
  3. TREAT OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTY WITH RESPECT
  4. SIT DOWN, FACING THE FRONT AND KEEPING FEET OUT OF THE AISLES
  5. STAY IN YOUR SEAT UNTIL THE BUS COMES TO A COMPLETE STOP
  6. MOVE AWAY FROM THE “DANGER ZONE” IMMEDIATELY    

Remember the Bus Rules!

As part of protocol, the following steps will be taken for those not following the rules:

  1. VERBAL WARNING
  2. CHANGE SEAT
  3. PRIVATE CHAT
  4. CALL TO PARENT
  5. VISIT TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE – DISCIPLINE TRACKER/POSSIBLE BUS | SUSPENSION