Letter to Parents: Bus Pass Reminder


Letter to parents regarding the importance of using bus passes.

October 23, 2017


Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Transportation Department is currently servicing nearly 3,700 riders on 107 routes throughout the Cowichan Valley.

In an effort to provide the safest transportation system it is imperative that all riders register for busing and use their provided bus pass. When riders display a bus pass, the driver can easily identify a registered rider and by scanning a bus pass, the office staff can immediately locate a rider in the event of an emergency.

We continue to receive registrations and these bus passes are being distributed by bus drivers; however, if you have not yet received your student’s bus pass and you registered before October 16, 2017, please email the Transportation Registration Clerk at transportationreceivables@sd79.bc.ca to receive your child(ren)’s pass. If your child(ren)’s bus pass is lost or damaged please complete a replacement bus pass form provided by drivers.

It is imperative that all registered riders use their provided bus pass as per the School Bus Code of Conduct that was signed at the time of registration. Bus passes should be scanned when boarding and exiting the buses.

These measures will ensure we can provide the safest transportation system possible. I thank you for your support.



Selena Hayes

Transportation Supervisor


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