Please read before you start the 2020-2021 Bus Application:
TO APPLY FOR 2020/2021 SCHOOL YEAR PLEASE FOLLOW STEP 1 AND STEP 2 BELOW
After signing into your ParentPortal click on SchoolEngage > Students > your child's name. The bus application will be on the right under forms.
In order to register for busing, students have to be registered and approved in a GPPSD school.
Parents will have received an email once your student registration has been approved at your school with their PowerSchool Parent Portal information. Please check your Junk Mail Folder if you feel you didn’t receive it.
For step 2: Sign into your PowerSchool Parent Portal Account to access School Engage and complete a 2020 -2021 Busing Application for each student riding the bus.
For more information on Busing Eligibility and availability check our website at:
Free Busing Applications for Parents and Guardians
FirstView app *First Student APP if any troubles see contact information below or call (780) 532-3545*
FirstView is a bus tracking and parent communications app for your smartphone or desktop.
- Live Tracking
- Predictive Stop Arrival Times
- Custom Alerts and Messages
- Multi-Stop View
- Additional User Notifications
- Secure and Easy Access
- Dedicated Customer Support
Contact FirstView® Monday – Friday (Support provided in English only):
- Calling the toll-free phone number 888-889-8920 from 7:00 a.m. EST to 5:00 p.m. EST
- Emailing Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Using the in-app “✉” button to provide feedback
Student ID_Premium - Parent App Registration FAQ.pdf
The app will allow you to track your child while being on the bus and once they get off the bus. Zonar and First Student are offering an app for parents that is similar to MyFirstPass. Upon signing up, parents can receive notifications on their phone every time their child scans on/off the bus. The best part is that there is no cost (FREE) for this app. Please use this document to help you with the sign up process:
Download ZPass Plus on you mobile
Please sign up your child before downloading the phone app: www.zpassplus.com.
Find your bus route and stops/times
(NEW: Stops and Times are now available for 2020/2021) Please click on the button below to find out about your bus route and stops/times. You will be asked to type in your address with NO hyphens (-) or letter suffixes (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.) Then choose "all grades" under grade.*If you are attending French Immersion you will have to choose FI under program. Click on your school name to see routes and stops. (if you cannot find your routes and stops for the current school year please contact the Transportation Department at: 780-539-7419
**School of Choice, Special Needs and lunch time Kindergarten runs First Student will contact you with your stops and times**
Where and when to pick up student's Bus Pass
Bus passes can be picked up at the student's school once school starts.
Lost your Bus Pass?
If a bus pass is lost or damaged in any way you will need to log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal then click on SchoolEngage and fill out the replacement bus pass application for the student.
Bus Pass payment
If you are paying for bus transportation you must either pay for the entire school year, in full, at the school office, or fill out a pre-authorized debit form, prior to the student receiving their bus pass. If paying by pre-authorized debit, the first month must by paid at the school and the PAD form must be filled out and submitted. Two weeks notice is required to cancel your bus pass pre-authorized debit.