Prairie South School Division is a mix of rural and urban communities, and transports a significant number of students to and form school each day. The Division operates and maintains its own fleet of 156 school buses. We strive to provide safe, efficient and on-time transportation for students in both the rural and urban areas.

We have two bus shops – one in Moose Jaw and one in Assiniboia. If you have any questions about bussing, please contact our Moose Jaw office at 306-694-8750 or email transportation@prairiesouth.ca. The phone number for the Assiniboia Shop is 306-642-4112 ext. 1.

First Rider Program

The First Rider Program introduces young children and their parents/guardians to school buses and school bus safety in Prairie South Schools. This Program is intended to be a fun learning experience and is open to all students who ride a school bus; however, it is especially designed for children who will be riding the school bus for the first time in September. The Program reviews bus safety rules and allows parents/guardians and children the opportunity to ask questions about school bus safety. As part of the program, parents/guardians and children will be invited to take a ride on a school bus. Below is a list of times and locations – you can choose to visit any site during the times noted. No registration required.

Wednesday, August 22
Lindale School

1322 11th Avenue NW, Moose Jaw
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and/or
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 23
Assiniboia Seventh Avenue School

300 7th Avenue East, Assiniboia
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and/or
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

 

  • Drop-in format
  • No registration required
  • No cost to attend
  • Photo opportunities for parents/guardians
  • No washroom facilities available as schools will not be open
  • Younger siblings will not be allowed to ride on the bus for this event

Parent Portal Website
(Opens August 17, 2018 for the 2018-19 School Year)

Access: https://busplanner.prairiesouth.ca/ (Google Chrome works best with this program.)

Portal access is student specific. The portal will provide up-to-date information on your child’s:

  • stop location
  • pick up and drop-off times
  • delays and notifications (subscribe to access)
  • “Where’s My Bus” feature which utilizes GPS on the bus so you can see the bus in real-time.

We ask that parents/guardians share access to the parent portal with their child’s daycare so they can subscribe and receive notifications and also so they can utilize the “Where’s My Bus” feature.

Please check the parent portal after August 17, right before school starts and frequently over the first couple of weeks of school as the routes are finalized. We also recommend you check it monthly.

For information on how to access the parent portal, click here.

School Bus Cancellations

Given the geographic size of Prairie South School Division, the Board believes that enabling policy providing local discretion in dealing with weather conditions is both prudent and appropriate. Student safety is paramount and the division reserves the right to cancel routes when weather or road conditions make it unsafe to travel. Buses will be cancelled when the temperature including wind chill reaches -40 degrees C or lower. Because of the size of the division and the varying weather we experience, it is possible for routes in one area of the division to be cancelled, while service is maintained elsewhere. Our transportation page is updated as early as possible to reflect any cancellations or delays for the day.

Guidelines

Parents/Guardians please check out our Student Transportation Guide for information around eligibility, safety guidelines and bus rules. Please review this information with your child.

Bus drivers please review the Bus Driver’s Manual for more information.

We are currently recruiting casual bus drivers in all areas of the division, but particularly in our rural areas outside of Moose Jaw. Please visit our Employment page for application information – all applications must be submitted online through this link.

Safety

Thank you to Regina Public Schools for creating and allowing us to share this School Zone Safety video they did with the Regina Police Service. Please help keep our kids safe!

Catchment Area Maps (School Boundaries)

Designated Walking Zones

The designated walking zone also includes those residences positioned on the line indicated on the map.

 

If you have questions about catchment areas or designated walking zones, please contact our Transportation Department at 306-694-8750 or email transportation@prairiesouth.ca.

 

  • Transportation Concerns / Celebrations

    If you have a concern with or a reason to celebrate an occurrence within our Transportation department, please let us know.

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Last Updated: August 13, 2018 at 2:27 pm