Here Comes the Bus
Here Comes the Bus is back for the 2018-19 school year. Traditional calendar parents can add information for their students who ride the bus beginning August 24.
WCPSS Transportation provides bus rider families with a free bus tracking system called Here Comes the Bus.
Here Comes the Bus translates GPS data into an easy to use customizable map that works on a computer, tablet or smartphone. The app allows you to see where the bus is and how close it is to your stop.
Get started with Here Comes the Bus at https://herecomesthebus.com/getting-started/. You will need the district code and your student’s ID number to sign up. The WCPSS school code is 67500. For your smartphone or tablet, download the Here Comes the Bus app from the App Store or Google Play.
When entering your student’s last name on the app, spell it as it appears on your Home Base/PowerSchool account. If there is a hyphen in the name, make sure you include it. Only enter the first 18 characters of your student’s last name. If your name is, Yellow-School Bus Wake, you will enter Yellow-School Bus in the last name field.
Once activated, you can customize or edit features, including how the app will communicate with you and the size of the notification radius.
The Here Comes the Bus app does not track buses providing service between schools, afterschool activities or athletic events.
Please understand that we sometimes make bus substitutions when preventative maintenance is due and in response to the management of bus drivers. When a bus substitution is made, some features of the Here Comes The Bus app may not work.
Once you are logged into your account, the link to Here Comes The Bus support can be found by selecting Help. Additional resources can be found there as well.