PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATON PRIOR TO FILLING OUT THE BUSING APPLICATION
Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be accepted beginning on April 1st 2018 with a deadline of June 15th 2018.
Applications for September will be processed during the summer months and parents will be notified of their acceptance as they are processed. During the school year please allow 3-4 business days for processing.
*Please note that user pay distances for busing and user pay fees for the 2018-2019 school year are currently under review and this information and how it will affect busing will not be available until late spring.
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. As our buses fill up quickly please be sure that the online registration form is completed by June 15, 2018. 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. Late user pay registrations will be put on a waiting list if a bus is determined to be full.
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 from their 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.
User Pay Fees - Approved urban students living in user pay areas will be e-mailed instructions to make payments online using the Acorn School Fee Management System – payments will be accepted by way of the following credit cards - American Express, Visa, MasterCard (note that Visa Debit and MasterCard Debit are treated as credit cards) OR by Interac payments only through the following Canadian banks - ScotiaBank, BMO - Bank of Montreal, RBC - Royal Bank or TD Canada Trust Bank. E-cheques are not accepted.
You have a choice of paying for transportation fees in full or by setting up to 2 or 3 monthly installments. Full payment or monthly installments 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 them 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 3-4 business days to process applications.