All in-class instruction suspended (March 17th, 2020)

Under the direction of the Provincial Health Officer, the Minister of Education has suspended in-class instruction in all schools until further notice.

Student Transportation

Contact Information:

Transportation Manager:Eric Fischer
Transportation Coordinator: Janis Walker
Email:transportation@sd61.bc.ca

Documents:

BC Transit info
Regular Program bussing info
Special Needs bussing info
Inclement weather info
GVSD-Bussing-Pamphlet-2020-21

REGISTRATION INFORMATION 2019-20:

New students to SD61, or students who have moved into catchment, can still request Transportation for the remainder of 2019-20.

When requesting Transportation, please provide the following in your email:

  • Student’s Name(s)
  • 2019-20 Attending School (please state if you are new to SD61)
  • Home Address
  • Type of service requested (regular program, special needs, BC Transit pass)

PLEASE EMAIL ALL INQUIRIES TO THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT:

transportation@sd61.bc.ca

REGISTRATION INFORMATION 2020-21:

The Transportation on-line application process for 2020-21 will take place in different sessions.  The on-line application forms will be accessible on this webpage, but only on the dates listed below:

  • Regular Program Bussing/BC Transit Passes:  closed March 13, 2020
  • Special Needs Bussing/BC Transit Passes:  April 1 to 24, 2020 
  • S.J. Burnside BC Transit Passes:   September 2020

If you are new to the district/catchment after March 13, 2020,  you can still apply for Regular Program Bussing for 2020-21 by emailing Transportation.

2020-21 English Catchments will be in effect when applying for all new applicants.  Students currently receiving Transportation at their catchment school will still be eligible to apply for continued service to the same school, regardless of any catchment changes for 2020-21.  However, if transitioning to middle or high school, students must be attending the 2020-21 catchment school.

ELIGIBILITY:

REGULAR TRANSPORTATION

  • Students must be attending their English catchment school and;
  • Students must live beyond the School District walk limits:
    • 4 km for elementary school
    • 4.8 km for middle and high schools

SPECIAL NEEDS TRANSPORTATION

  • New applicants must be attending their English catchment school and;
  • Students must be designated with an IEP detailing a permanent physical or cognitive disability that necessitates the need for transportation.

To check your English catchment school: use School Locator 

OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE EFFECTIVE, SAFE, EFFICIENT, AND RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR OUR STUDENTS

Transportation Calendar

  • Professional Development Days
  • Early Dismissals for Bussing
  • Dates for 2020-21 On-line Transportation application process

Add this Calendar

 

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