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Student Transportation

Transportation Update for the 2021-22 School Year

Next year’s student transportation information is now online on BusPlanner Parent Portal!

  • Families eligible for transportation have been sent an email to access the Parent Portal to review their child’s bus information.
  • You must activate your Parent Portal account and create a password (from the email sent on July 19) to review routing.
  • If you can't find the email, please contact 902-431-4723 or 902-464-2000 (ext. 1) or for assistance.

Our Transportation Team will also be reaching out to new-to-HRCE families and those families who may require special needs transportation for their children this summer.

Am I Eligible for Transportation?

Students must reside within their designated catchment of the school they are attending and meet the minimum distance criteria to be eligible for transportation.

  • Click School Catchment to determine what school your child(ren) would attend based on your primary residence.

Busing is provided to:

What do you need to know about school registration and busing?

Bus eligibility and routing are based on a student’s transportation address information in PowerSchool.

Once your child is registered in PowerSchool, BusPlanner Parent Portal is the best way to access and review transportation information at when routing is finalized.

How/when can I view my child's busing information for the 2021-22 school year?

  • Families eligible for busing have been sent an email to access their Parent Portal account to review busing information. If you haven't received your email, please contact us immediately for assistance.

Do you want to change your address or caregiver information?

If you are moving or changing daycares/ after-school programs, please contact us to update your address or alternate address, otherwise your eligibility or routing may be delayed.

Not eligible for student transportation?

If a student attends school as an out-of-catchment area student, they are not eligible for transportation and parents/ guardians must make arrangements to transport their children to school. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to our Transportation Team.

Transportation Review Committee for Policy Review

As part of the new provincial School Transportation policy, families are now able to request a review of any non-behaviour related transportation decision. Click here to learn more.

Safety and our COVID-19 response

We all have a role to play in ensuring students are getting to/from school safely. Please remember:
  • Before coming to the bus stop, please screen your child as per the Daily Screening checklist.
  • All children, students, monitors and drivers will be required to wear non-medical masks on school buses when possible. Physical distancing will not always be possible on school buses.
  • Buses will be cleaned twice daily, and high touch surfaces will be cleaned before and after each run.

Letters to Families

Other References

Contact Us

We are here to support you with your questions or concerns about school bus routes, stops and schedules throughout the year.

If you have any questions about student transportation, please contact 902-431-4723 or 902-464-2000 (ext. 1) or