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Student Bus Services

The ONLINE form is now closed.

Please complete the PDF form by end of day JULY 15, 2024.

 

DEADLINE TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION is JULY 15

(please complete the PDF form found under Resources if the online registration has closed already)


ALL LATE applications received after July 15 will be processed beginning September 15.

 

Eligible students wishing to receive busing the first week of school MUST have the application completed by end of day JULY 15 so we can organize and place students before September start. 

 

While the District cannot guarantee Courtesy registrants will be awarded a seat, courtesy applications will be put onto a waitlist for the interim. If seats remain available once the eligible students have been placed, the process to award seats will begin after Labour Day and courtesy students will be advised beginning October 1 of the outcome. NOTE: Actual date of application has no bearing on courtesy seat assignment due to the complex nature of award process criteria involved, however, student must have the application in by the deadline.

 

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

 

Please refer to Student Busing Guidelines for Families if you are unfamiliar with completing the registration form.

 

If you experience problems with the online form:

Please contact Transportation Services at 604-572-0523 as soon as possible, so your student does not miss the deadline, or complete the ‘APPLY for STUDENT BUSING form.pdf’ found under Resources.

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


To adhere to legislated requirements to maintain accurate bus lists, registration is required for all bus riders and must result in a seat assignment. 


ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 15 AND CLOSES JULY 15.

(Beginning April 2025 deadline will be JUNE 30)

 

Applications received AFTER THE JUNE 30 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 paid for, if Courtesy), and a SCHEDULE has been ISSUEDThe printed schedule is proof that the student has been awarded a seat and payment has been collected.

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We advise filling out the online registration form (April 15 - June 30) 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 volume 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.


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 for students with Diverse Needs and Abilities. 

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).

 

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

 

If you do not receive an EMAIL response within 10 school days contact Transportation Services. (EXCEPTION: Applications submitted from July 1 to Labour Day will receive a reply beginning September 15.)

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 district 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 diverse needs and abilities, please contact your school Principal.

 

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

FACL-Transportation-Mail@surreyschools.ca

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School Staff

For staff procedures: Student Busing Information for Schools. (You must be signed in as an Employee to access the link.)

 

Field trip info: Bus Trips (You must be signed in as an Employee to access the link.) 

Bus Passes

Once a Bus Pass has been issued a 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  (Click on the image below) 

If you do not have a Student Number (Pupil #) or Personal Education Number (PEN), please complete the PDF version of the form found under Resources before the deadline so we can look up your student's number (below "APPLY for STUDENT BUSING form.pdf").5%20Apply%20for%20Student%20Bussing-1.pngIF 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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