Feb. 9, 2021 - Transportation Reminders

  • Bus service will be provided to eligible students that have been assigned a seat when in-person instruction resumes the week of Feb. 15. Bus information is available in Powerschool for students assigned to a bus. Students in grades 4-12 who are not in Virtual Academy will be attending school in three-week rotations. Do not send your child to the bus stop during the weeks they are in remote learning. If you are unsure which week your child is to attend school in-person, please contact your school.

    Action Required: Attestation Form

    When requesting bus service, you are required to submit this one-time attestation form stating that you and your child will abide by all health and safety protocols for bus ridership. Forms can be found at wcpss.net/busform. If you have already successfully submitted this form, you do not need to submit it again. You are encouraged to fill out the form online if you have not already done so. You may also complete a printed form and turn it into your school. Students are not permitted to ride the bus until this form has been submitted. When completing the form, please ensure you are using your student’s correct ID number. The student ID number will be used to validate your request. You will need to submit a form for all of your children who plan to ride the bus during the 2020-21 school year.

    Updated Health and Safety Measures

    This video includes step-by-step instructions for safe bus procedures

    We need everyone to follow these procedures:

    • Students should wait six feet apart and wear face coverings while waiting at the bus stop.
    • All students riding a bus or vendor transportation must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times while on the bus.
    • Students will board the bus one at a time, seating themselves in the rearmost seat available unless otherwise directed by the bus driver.
    • Students should sit one to a seat on high school buses; siblings are allowed to share a seat.

    All transportation vehicles will be cleaned and disinfected regularly.

    Bus routes

    To find your route online, go to www.wcpss.net/routes. Look for your student’s school on this page and click the link to view available routes. Find the stop nearest your residence for your stop location. You also should have received your student’s transportation route, stop and estimated bus arrival time by email. It is also available in your student’s Home Base/PowerSchool account. If you do not have an account, you can sign up at your student’s school. More information on Home Base is available at www.wcpss.net/student-information. Families that do not have access to the internet should check bus routes at their school.

    Crossing the Street to Board the Bus

    To keep your child safe, please review these bus stop boarding processes, including the instructional video. Make sure to review with your child prior to riding the school bus.

    Thank you for your support of the Wake County Public School System.