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Student Bus Services

The bus assignment process has been completed for the 2023-24 school year.

 

Thank you to all the registrants who have complete the online registration form by the July 15 deadline. We have received more Eligible registrations this year than many of our previous years. Our Transportation Department worked hard over the summer to accommodate as many riders as possible. 

 

NOTE: The Courtesy award process is complete, and seat awards have been finalized. If you have not been contacted by your student’s school, a seat was not awarded. Due to more courtesy applications than there were seats available, many courtesy students who were awarded seats in previous years did not receive a seat this year.

 

Eligible Student Registration can still be completed by filling out the ‘APPLY for STUDENT BUSING form.pdf’ (found under Resources)

 

Students who apply after Labour Day are not guaranteed a seat on the bus.

 

Applicants will be notified by return email of status of the bus registration. Due to high call volumes and manual processing times, it may take up to 10 school days to process the request.

 

Families are responsible for providing transportation for their student to and from school until a seat may be awarded.

 

Please refer to  before completing the registration form.

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To adhere to legislated requirements to maintain accurate bus lists,

registration is required for all bus riders and must result in a seat assignment


STUDENTS MUST RE-APPLY FOR BUSING PRIOR TO EACH NEW SCHOOL YEAR. 

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 15 AND CLOSES JULY 15.

  

 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE JULY 15 DEADLINE HAS PASSED

will be processed BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 15 and may take up to 10 SCHOOL DAYS.

 

Applications received during the school year will be processed within 10 school days.

 

STUDENTS CANNOT BEGIN TO TAKE THE BUS UNTIL THE REGISTRATION HAS BEEN PROCESSED,

A SEAT HAS BEEN AWARDED, AND A SCHEDULE HAS BEEN ISSUED.

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We advise filling out the online registration form (April 15 - July 15) as it is the quickest way to get your student on the registration list. (Please complete the APPLY for STUDENT BUSING form.pdf if you have missed the online registration period. Students who miss the deadline are not guaranteed a seat on the bus.)

 

If you have any questions or require assistance, please email: FACL-Transportation-Mail@surreyschools.ca

 

It's important to note that during peak periods the volum of requests is high (which includes but is not limited to the start of registration in late Spring and the start of the school year in September). Staff will do their best to acknowledge having received your email within 48 hours. Please note that it could take up to 10 working days.

Current Schools with Bus Service:

  1. Douglas Elementary
  2. Earl Marriott Secondary
  3. Fraser Heights Secondary
  4. Grandview Secondary     
  5. North Surrey Secondary  
  6. Salish Secondary    

Our district policy is to provide Eligible riders busing for those schools' students that live more than 4.0 km from their catchment school (grades K-3) or more than 4.8 km (grades 4-12).

 

If a school is not listed, District bus service is not currently provided. Yellow buses you may see at a school that is not listed above will be First Student buses (Special Needs students).

 

All applications will receive an EMAIL response outlining their eligibility and category for ridership.  

 

If you do not receive an EMAIL response within 10 school days contact Transportation Services. (EXCEPTION: Applications submitted from July 16 to Labour Day will receive a reply within 10 school days AFTER LABOUR DAY.)


Student Busing Guidelines

Students who are residents of the cities of Surrey or White Rock, and who meet the following criteria, will be considered eligible for regular school bus transportation to and from the school which has been designated by the Superintendent of Schools to serve their residence.

 

a)   Kindergarten to Grade 3
Kindergarten to Grade 3 students who live in a residence that is located more than 4 km walking distance from their catchment school may apply for free bus transportation.

 

b)   Grade 4 to Grade 12
Grades 4 to 12 students who live in a residence that is located more than 4.8 km walking distance from their catchment school may apply for free bus transportation.

  

For transportation of students with special needs, please contact your school Principal.

 

General busing inquiries can be directed to 604-572-0500 or via email at: 

FACL-Transportation-Mail@surreyschools.ca

School Staff

For further information and documents for Special Needs busing, please contact student support or email Jean Gahan in Transportation at gahan_j@surreyschools.ca

 

Click here to be directed to . (You must be signed in as an Employee to access the link.)

 

For Information on school bus field trips click . (You must be signed in as an Employee to access the link.)

 

Bus Passes

Once a Bus Pass has been issued student cannot ride the bus without their plastic pass. 

 

Go to your school office AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE it is missing or not working to REQUEST a REPLACEMENT BUS PASS (due to Loss, Damage or Demagnetization)



Student Bus Transportation Application

If you do not have a Student Number (Pupil #) or Personal Education Number (PEN), please complete the PDF version of the form before the deadline (below "APPLY for STUDENT BUSING form.pdf").IF the ONLINE Bus Registration is CLOSED please fill out the ‘APPLY for STUDENT BUSING form.pdf’ BELOW (under Resources). Ensure you SAVE the document before emailing to Transportation.

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