2020-2021 Busing Applications

Good Morning parents/guardians,
 
Reopening of schools in Alberta is under the direction of Alberta Health Services (AHS).  We will continue online schooling for the remainder of the school year.  

🌟 That being said, we need to plan and prepare for the day we welcome students back to our building.

🚌 If you are interested in your child taking charter transportation (yellow busing), please apply before June 15th. Red Deer Public Schools needs an accurate idea on how many buses they will need and where stops will be depending on ridership numbers.
To comply with Alberta Health Services' directives on Covid-19, we have a few different options parents can use to send in their applications.
  1. Parents/Guardians fill out the application form (form is fillable) and email the completed form back to me (cathy.mccullough@rdpsd.ab.ca)
  2. Parents/Guardians print off the application form and drop if off in our school's mailbox located beside the school's front doors.
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  3. Parents/Guardians can email me (cathy.mccullough@rdpsd.ab.ca) the information needed to complete the busing application and I will fill out the application for the student/parent.
  4. If parent/guardian would like to apply in person at the school, please call to set up an appointment (403-356-5795).
Yellow Busing Application 
 
►APPLICATIONS DUE JUNE 15TH, 2020 – after June 15th, $20.00 late fee applies.

►No BUS FEES FOR students who live 2.4 km or more from their DESIGNATED SCHOOL and GATEWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.

►$300.00 /student/year for students living less than 2.4 km from their DESIGNATED SCHOOL AND/OR GATEWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.   Please do not pay for 2020-21 busing fees until September (we won't accept any credit/debit payments until September; cheques will be deposited in September (or monthly).  Thank you!

► Please note distances are calculated as WALKING DISTANCES NOT DRIVING.

►All routes will be finalized on September 20th, 2020. After that date, students will be designated to the closest stop on the established route.

 ****IMPORTANT**** Your son's/daughter's bus stop location and pick-up & drop-off times will be available under TRANSPORTATION on your PowerSchool Parent Portal/Account.
If you do not have a PowerSchool parent account, please let me know.  I can set up an account for you.  Bussing information will only be available through your parent account.  

CITY TRANSIT BUS PASSES:

Students who live 2.4 km or greater from their DESIGNATED SCHOOL and GATEWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL are eligible to receive a restricted bus pass at NO COST @ the school!  All eligible high school students are to send their transit busing applications to Gateway (not Lindsay Thurber) and students will pick up their bus passes at Gateway.   We will let students/parents know when the bus passes are available for pick up.

►Restricted passes are limited to Mon. – Fri. during the school year (This pass is not valid on weekends). These students may choose to upgrade to an unrestricted bus pass for $100/yr. payable to Red Deer Public Schools - GCS or payment can also be made online through your powerschool parent portal.  (UPGRADING MUST BE DONE WHEN YOUR APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED).

 ►Students living less than 2.4 km from their designated school AND/OR Gateway Christian School must obtain a bus pass directly from the City of Red Deer Transit Department.

► Please note distances are calculated as WALKING DISTANCES NOT DRIVING.

► Information on Transit schedules, routes, and times will be available by calling Red Deer City Transit at 403-342-8225 or online http://www.reddeer.ca/city-services/transit/

 City Transit Busing Application 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call the office or email me.  I'd be happy to help.
Blessings,
Cathy