Here Comes the Bus
WCPSS Transportation provides families of students who ride a yellow bus to school with a free bus tracking system called Here Comes the Bus.
For 2019-20, the Here Comes the Bus app will be available to families the Friday before the first day of school by calendar:
- July 5 for Year-Round
- July 19 for Modified
- August 23 for Traditional
Parent accounts remain active from 2018-19, but student information for 2019-20 will need to be added.
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.