Bus Application Form

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
PRIOR TO FILLING OUT THE BUSING APPLICATION

Wolf Creek Public School Division offices will be closed for the holidays from December 21st through January 5th. 

No busing applications will be processed during this time.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  All applications for user pay busing are now being waitlisted.  This applies to students living less than 2.4 km's from their designated school in the urban areas of Lacombe, Ponoka and Blackfalds.  You will be contacted if space becomes available.  User pay busing seats are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis - there is a transportation fee for students who currently live less than 2.4 kilometers from their school. 

Please allow 5-7 business days for applications to be processed.

If you are unsure of which school your child should be attending please contact WCPS Transportation Services Department.

All busing registrations must be completed online. The online registration is located further down this page – failure to provide complete and accurate information may result in a delayed approval or the denial of an application.

Applicants require a parent or family email address to apply online. Applicants without access to a computer are encouraged to use technology resources at their local school or public library to apply online.  Please contact the Transportation Services Department if you are experiencing issues with the registration form.

Rural (country) students should only register if they are new to or have moved within WCPS or the school divisions that WCPS has busing arrangements with (i.e. Star Catholic Schools etc.).  There is no charge for rural students living 2.4 kilometers (or greater) from their designated school. Rural parents must provide us with their legal land description and blue sign (911) address.  Failure to provide complete information will result in a delay of processing registrations.

Urban (town) students who live in the towns of Lacombe, Blackfalds or Ponoka MUST re-register each year - students will not be permitted to ride until the application has been approved and busing is paid for or payment arrangements have been made if it is determined your home is in a user pay area. All addresses are checked and verified. There is a transportation fee for town students who live less than 2.4 kilometers from their school.

Cross Boundary Students - Cross boundary students must re-apply each year.  An application fee will be assessed.  Depending on the distance the student lives from their designated school, the user pay fee may also be assessed.

User Pay Fees - Approved urban students living in user pay areas will be e-mailed instructions to make payments online using the Rycor School Fee System – payments will be accepted by way of the following credit cards - Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.  Visa Debit can be used and is treated as a credit card through CIBC, RBC, TD or ScotiaBank.  MasterCard Debit can be used at the same banks as Visa Debit as well as BMO, ATB, Mountain View and Service Credit Unions. Interac Online payments can be made through the following Canadian banks - ScotiaBank, RBC or TD Banks.  E-cheques and e-transfers are not accepted.

You have a choice of paying for transportation fees in full or by setting up an installment plan.  Full payment or installment plan arrangements are expected prior to any student being able to ride any bus.  Failure to make payments or keep payments current may result in your child/children being removed from the bus.  Delaying fee payment or the setting up of a payment plan may result in your child's seat being forfeited to another student.

The payment plan option is only available at the beginning of the school year and is not available for new payment plans after September 30th.  Online payments are to be made once the bus registration is approved by the Transportation Services Department and you have received an email link from with instruction for making payment.  Payments cannot be accepted until the registration is approved!

Students may not ride until they have been approved and the driver has the rider’s information.

Please contact Wolf Creek Transportation Services if you have registered and are no longer interested in having your child/children bused.

**Application processing times are dependent on the volume of registrations being received at a particular time.  (During the school year please allow for 5-7 business days to process applications.)

WCPS is seeking Spare Bus Drivers

As you prepare to register your child for busing, Wolf Creek Public Schools wants you to know we are also accepting applications for Spare Bus Drivers. The opportunity includes free license and driver training, competitive wages and flexibility. Perfect for Retirees or Stay-at-Home Parents wanting to work part time! If you are interested, send your resume and references to: transportation@wolfcreek.ab.ca

Call 403-785-0726 for more information.

2019-2020 USER PAY TRANSPORTATION RATES:

Kindergarten Students: $250.00 / student
Grades 1 to 12: $500.00 / per student
Family Maximum: $1000.00 (3 or more students) 

Cross Boundary Application Fee: $100.00

Urban residences over 2.4 km from school will not be charged the user pay fee transportation fee (distances are calculated by a routing system and guidelines set by Alberta Education). 

User pay fees may also apply to cross boundary students if the student residence is less than 2.4 km from their designated school.

All urban students must re-register each and every year.  

All cross boundary students must re-apply each and every year.

*** Pre-K students are not eligible for busing.

Please Read:

By clicking submit below, I consent to providing the above information to Wolf Creek Public Schools Transportation Services Department to be used for the bus application process. I further understand that this application does not indicate my child will be approved for transportation, but is only an application for approval. I understand that I will receive an email advising me that this application has been received and further instructions may be emailed to me to complete application process once my application has been reviewed and approved. This process may take up to four business/school days to complete.

NOTE: Applications for a new school year will not be processed until the summer prior to the new school year.

Bus Application Form

Student Information

* It is important you use the child's legal names

Please select a grade

Primary Contact

Secondary Contact

Location Information - URBAN AREAS ONLY

For Rural Area busing please leave this section blank and proceed to the next section.

Please include complete mailing address - town or city and postal code are required.

(Where you live)

Location Information - RURAL AREAS ONLY

For Urban Area busing please leave this section blank and complete the previous section.

Please include complete mailing address - town or city and postal code are required.

Rural Addresses must include a range road number, township road number, higway number etc. - (examples of valid blue sign addresses - 245026 Twp Rd 422 or 25059 Highway 12 or 39508 Range Rd 282).  Failure to provide a complete blue sign or 911 address will result in a delay in processing your application.

Legal Land Descriptions must be entered in the following format XX-00-00-00-WX (examples - SW-35-40-02-W5  or NE-30-42-24-W4).  Failure to provide a complete legal land description will result in a delay in processing your application.

Please note if this is a Cross Boundary application or any other relevant information to the application.

Please Read:

By clicking submit below, I consent to providing the above information to Wolf Creek Public Schools Transportation Services Department to be used for the bus application process. I further understand that this application does not indicate my child will be approved for transportation, but is only an application for approval. I understand that I will receive an email advising me that this application has been received and further instructions may be emailed to me to complete application process, once my application has been reviewed and approved. This process may take up to four business/school days to complete. Applications for a new school year will not be processed until summer prior to the new school year.