Transportation

NEW SEPTEMBER 2019 - Clear Vista Transfer Site for RURAL Students

Effective September 3, 2019, RURAL bus transfers for Sacred Heart and Queen Elizabeth students will occur in the Clear Vista bus loop.

MORNING PROCESS

All RURAL buses will drop off Wetaskiwin Composite High School RURAL students at WCHS. RURAL students for Clear Vista, Sacred Heart and Queen Elizabeth schools will stay on the bus.

All buses will drop off Clear Vista, Sacred Heart and Queen Elizabeth RURAL students in their assigned parking stalls at Clear Vista schools.

RURAL Students attending Sacred Heart will board bus 64.

RURAL Students attending Queen Elizabeth will board bus 12.

AFTERNOON PROCESS

Wetaskiwin Composite High School RURAL students will be transferred to Clear Vista on 3 buses for the departure from Clear Vista where they will board their route buses.

Sacred Heart school RURAL students will be transferred to Clear Vista on bus 64 for the departure from Clear Vista where they will board their route buses.

Queen Elizabeth school RURAL students will be transferred to Clear Vista on bus 12 for the departure from Clear Vista where they will board their route buses.

NEW SEPTEMBER 2019 - URBAN/ In Town Bus Stop Changes

Bus Stop
Bus Stop

URBAN/ In town bus stop times and locations have changed from the previous school year. Please review the following route information for the route that services your school of attendance. If you have not registered for URBAN/ In town transportation for the 2019/2020 school year, please do so by filling out the Application for Transportation. 

Application for Transportation

Route 01 - Queen Elizabeth and Centennial

Route 02 - Norwood and Parkdale

Route 03 - Wetaskiwin Composite and Clear Vista

 

Transportation Services

The School Act states that the school board shall, in accordance with the regulation, transport a student who:

  • Resides within the attendance area of a school in which the student is enrolled;
  • Resides with the division boundary; and
  • Resides at a distance greater then 2.4 km from that school.

For detailed information on student transportation refer to the Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools 

Transportation Handbook  

Or

Alberta Transportation Safety Information

Contact:

Billy D. Loiselle
Transportation Manager
5515-47A Avenue
Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 3S3
Phone:  780-352-6018 (ext: 242)
Toll Free: 1-877-352-8078
Email: billy.loiselle@wrps11.ca

Busing for Students in the City of Wetaskiwin

Transportation will be provided for students within the City of Wetaskiwin on the following basis:

  • Eligible students (those who live further than 2.4 kilometers from school), will be served first at no cost; those students who were registered in a Wetaskiwin Regional Public School last year and were eligible for busing will not need to re-register for transportation service. 
  • Non-eligible students (those who live closer than 2.4 kilometers from the school) will be served next, on a first come-first served basis, for an annual fee of $200.00 for kindergarten; $400.00 for a student in grade 1-12 or $800.00 for 2 or more students in grades 1-12. Parents must apply annually to obtain this service by using FORM:  16-1 Application for Transportation.  This form is also available upon request at all Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools. 

Reminder: students will be expected to produce their bus pass upon entering the bus.

We accept cash, debit and credit cards as payment.


The first day of busing for City of Wetaskiwin Public Schools for the 2019-2020 School Year will be Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools will be accepting registrations for busing in the City of Wetaskiwin started Monday, August 19, 2019 during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) in the Administration Office 5515-47A Avenue, Wetaskiwin, Alberta.

Busing for Rural Students

Rural students new to the division should register for bus service by calling the Transportation Department at (780) 352-6018 well in advance of school opening so that efficient routes and pick up times can be arranged. Students who were transported to a division-operated school by bus during the last school year will be included in our plans for the next school year and are not required to re-register. 

Transportation Boundary Map 2018

 

Inclement Weather

The primary consideration in the event of inclement weather conditions shall be the health and safety of students and staff.  When road or weather conditions jeopardize the safety of students and staff, bus routes may be cancelled.  View the Bus Route Status section of this website for more information on school bus route cancellations and delays.

132 Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather Brochure 2014

School of Choice

Families have the right to choose a school other than their designated school however transportation may or may not be available to students who are attending a school of choice.   Where transportation is available a fee is charged to transport your child to a school of choice. See the School of Choice section of this website for more information.

References

Student Transportation Operating Procedure Booklet 2015

Policy 16: Student Transportation
132 Inclement Weather
305 School Attendance Areas
341 Transportation Parent's Responsibility
342 Transporting Goods on School Busses
343 Student Transportation Private Property Entry
340 Student Transportation Code of Conduct
357 Surveillance Technology
550 Bus Operator Responsiblities
556 School Bus Accidents
557 Transportation of Students in Private Vehicles
Student Transportation Operating Handbook

Forms:
16-1 Application for Transportation
16-3 Parent Provided Transportation Claim
16-4 Application for Transportation PUF Students
340-1 School Bus Misconduct Report
341-1 School Bus Waiver
343-1 Save Harmless Agreement
550-1 School Bus Attendance-:Rural-Form
Parent Provided Transportation Contract
Bus Monitor Time Sheet
Drivers Abstract Release Form
Contractor-Bus Route Student and Contact List
Contractor-Bus Route Cover Sheet