Bus Stop and Student Drop Off
Where does the School Bus Stop?
Allow three to five business days for busing arrangements to be set-up. Ensure your child is at the designated stop five minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time.
Your bus driver will contact you with information on the bus stop location and pickup and drop-off times. Busing will not commence until the driver has contacted you.
For students registered for the upcoming school year, parents will be contacted before the first day of school.
Be aware that we use larger buses and it is not possible to do pick-up and drop-off in cul-de-sac streets. If you have a concern with a stop location, contact our Transportation Department.
Please note that bus drivers are not allowed to change or add stops without proper authorization.
Student Drop Off
At Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools, it's the school communities and parents who share in the responsibility of providing Christ-centred, safe and caring environment for all students. The Transportation Department, an extension of the school communities, focuses on providing a safe environment for students while they commute on the bus to and from school.
Administrative Procedure No. 340: Student Transportation To and From School addresses drop-off of Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Grade 1 students and state:
"No student in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Grade 1 will be released by the bus driver at the student’s designated stop without an approved person, (such as parent/guardian/older sibling/ babysitter/neighbour) being at the drop off point to ensure safety from school, unless the parent has specified otherwise in writing to the principal."
Parent letters and waiver forms are sent home at the beginning of the school year.