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Transportation Information


Those students who live within our school boundary and north of 137 Avenue are eligible for yellow bus transportation. A District transportation form must be submitted at least two weeks before the desired start date for transportation. Between September and June, please call the school office to receive a transportation application.

Select the link below to view our Yellow Bus transportation boundaries.  The PINK shaded area shows where Yellow bus services are provided.

It is very important that the Transportation Department have accurate contact information. Parents are contacted through phone, text and email messages of any bus schedule changes, interruptions or disruptions.

Note: Sir John Thompson School is not responsible for the yellow buses. Any issues or concerns should be directed to the Transportation Office.

SirJohnThompson Transportation boundaries 22-23.pdf

Busing Forms and Fee Schedule-****Updated information to follow****

Please see the link below to access how to apply for transportation for 2022-2023 school year. As well as other important busing information.

  Transportation Yellow Bus Forms

ETS Information

On April 25, 2021, all Edmonton Transit bus routes are changing. There will be 44 new School Special bus routes and many new regular routes to take you to junior high or high school. The route names, where the route goes and time schedules will be different from today. These will be significant changes and you can plan ahead with the most up to date information at

Sir John Thompson School is located at 13525 - 132 avenue. For bus routes click on ETS Trip Planner.

The two nearest bus stops are on 132 avenue:

132 avenue westbound - Bus Stop #6373

132 avenue eastbound - Bus Stop #6351

Please find below information regarding school specials on ETS

ETS Transportation Information.pdf

Yellow Bus Information

NEW:  Information sent to parents from ECSD Transportation.

September 8, 2021

As a follow-up to the letter we sent on September 2, we continue to experience significant transportation delays as our contracted carriers deal with a shortage of school bus drivers. We understand that this is extremely frustrating for our families, and we are so sorry for this inconvenience.

Our contracted carriers are actively recruiting, hiring, and training drivers to meet the needs of our Division and others in the Edmonton area. However, we expect further delays for September due to the number of drivers required and the four-week timeframe needed to have a driver trained, tested, and on the road. We anticipate that with the addition of drivers each week, these delays will come to an end.

Transportation Services relies on our contracted carriers to inform our Division of any delays for us to send notifications to parents as soon as possible. However, with the increasing volume of calls at carrier dispatches, it is challenging for them to send communication to us promptly to pass on the information. Our commitment to families and schools is to communicate as soon as we are made aware of a delay, which takes less than 30 seconds to process the alert and immediately displays in our notification system.

Edmonton Catholic Schools utilizes two communication tools to keep parents informed about their child’s bus route:

We are diligently working with our contracted carriers to resolve these issues as quickly as possible. Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding.

Transportation Frequently Asked Questions.pdf

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