Before You Register:
Transportation is available to students who meet the eligibility requirements listed in Policy F-100 – Transportation.
Eligible riders are considered to be those students travelling to their catchment school or students attending an educational program of choice or academy program not offered at their catchment school.
Educational programs of choice are defined as:
- French Immersion
- Trades Awareness and Skills Knowledge (TASK)
- Nature Kindergarten
Within catchment areas where safe routes to school have been identified; bus transportation services will not be offered by the District.
Please note that registering your child does not reserve a seat on the bus, rather it provides the transportation department information to determine the service level requirements and your eligibility.
Students who qualify for busing for the 2023-24 school year will be notified of their busing information via email in July 2023. As transportation sorts through registrations, they will notify students who do not qualify for services as soon as possible.
Registration opens on March 1, 2023 and is open until April 30, 2023. Kindergarten and in-district families are expected to register during this window so that our Transportation Department can determine service levels and assign routes.
Registrations received on or after May 1, 2023 are timestamped and placed on existing routes pending availability on the route and on a “first come, first serve” basis.
New students to the district that register for transportation will be placed on existing routes pending availability on the route and on a “first come, first serve” basis.
After You Register:
Our Transportation Department receives a high volume of calls and emails. Please do not email or leave messages multiple times regarding the same question or concern as it hampers our ability to process and respond in a timely manner.
If you have registered for transportation services and you have not received an email by Monday, August 7, 2023, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are approved for services, there is a bus safety enhancement fee of $25.00 used to improve the safety for students and staff engaged in district transportation services. This is an individual fee charged annually to each rider who registers for transportation services with the district.
As part of the registration process, you must acknowledge and agree that you and your child(ren) will follow the School Bus Rules. We encourage parents/guardians to discuss the rules of the bus with their child(ren), failure to comply with the school bus rules may result in a suspension of riding privileges.
How to Register:
To register for 2023-24 transportation services starting March 1, at 8:00 a.m., please visit: School Bus Registration 2023-2024 | Sooke School District (sd62.bc.ca)
Please keep your contact information current with your school including your email and phone number. Our Transportation Department relies on this information to contact you.