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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.

SirJohnThompson Transportation boundaries 21-22.pdf

During the summer months please contact the District Transportation Office directly at 780 441-6078. Busing will not be available for the start of the school year if the application is received within the last two weeks of August.

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.

Choose the link below to learn more information of the divisions precautions and protocols for bussing.

ECSCOVIDSCREEN_Children_under_18-Nov. 4, 2020.pdf

Message to Schools re Seating Plans.pdf

Busing Forms and Fee Schedule

Family Plan Application 2021-2022.pdf

Transportation Change Form (2).pdf

2021 2022 Bus Pass Fees (1).pdf

Transportation Application 2021-22 (1).pdf

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.

Dear Parents/Guardians, Here are some useful tips to help all parents track a late school bus:

1. LIVE! Yellow Bus Delay Board – located on . Select the Schools tab, under Transportation select “Yellow Bus Delay Board”

As soon as a bus is reported late to our office, we post it on the delay board while the SWIFT message is being sent out to parents/guardians.

Transportation Frequently Asked Questions.pdf

Edmonton Catholic Schools is excited to introduce the use of GPS technology on our yellow school buses with a new app called Bus Finder. Please see documents below for more information:

2. Bus Finder – located in PowerSchool Parent Portal under Bus Information, select the Bus Finder tab. Bus Finder will track the bus assigned to your route by GPS.  Bus Finder Parent Portal Instructions.pdf   Bus Finder Information for Parents.pdf

3. Call Transportation Services directly if your bus is running more than 10 minutes late! 780-441-6078

4. Email any updates to contact information to to ensure all delayed bus notifications are received.

Just in case there is a need to cancel transportation services due to extreme weather, please find attached a list of radio/tv stations where parents can receive information. 

Radio-TV Cancellations 2020-2021.pdf

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