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2022-23 Bus Registration

July 20, 2022

St. Charles Parish Public Schools is excited to share a new bus registration and mobile app called "WheresTheBus" to help students and families who utilize SCPPS bus transportation.

Bus Registration: July 2022

Before downloading the app, families are asked to complete bus registration using the new online bus registration system. The link to bus registration is below and can also be found on the district’s website (www.stcharles.k12.la.us) and under the Transportation Department webpage on the website.

When registering for the bus, you must provide the address that your child will use for bus service. You must complete a registration for each child in your household if you want to utilize SCPPS bus transportation. You will also need your child’s student ID number to complete bus registration. Families can locate the student ID number in the PowerSchool Parent Portal or on the child's report card. If you are unable to locate your child’s student ID number, please contact the Technology Helpdesk at (985) 785-3126.

In addition, you will be asked to provide an email address as part of the bus registration process. This will allow for the system to send you an email confirmation of your registration submission. Please allow a few days to process this registration. Also, please note that bus numbers may change between now and the first day of school. Transportation is assigning buses and will continue to update buses until the start of school.

------------------- LINK TO BUS REGISTRATION: https://wheresthebus.com/sh_01/scpps_bus_registration.php 

WheresTheBus App:

Once you register for the bus, please register for the app called WheresTheBus. The app uses GPS to track the precise location of your child’s school bus in real time. By using this app on your phone, you will know if the bus is running late in the morning or afternoon. You will also know when the bus is approaching the bus stop and when the bus is on its way home! This will assist and provide better service to families for bus arrival and departure times. More information will be provided at school meet and greets to assist parents with the sign up process, if needed.   

In addition, each student will be provided an ID which will be used to scan on and off the bus. Please note that it will take a few days to distribute all ID’s to students.  Most high schools students will have an ID at the start of school as IDs are distributed before school starts. Middle and elementary school ID’s are distributed once students arrive to campus during the first few days of school. Therefore, it will take a few days for the app to provide you with accurate information related to your child scanning on and off the bus. We appreciate your patience as we implement this new software.   

The app is free for both Apple and Android Devices and keeps your personal information secure.

TO SIGN UP FOR THE APP:

  1. Go to www.WheresTheBus.com.
  2. Look for the “Parents” Section on the left, and click on the “Set Up Account” button.
  3. Select St. Charles Parish Public Schools from the drop down menu.
  4. Enter parent and student information.
  5. Await further instructions via email once your information has been validated.

We are excited to offer this new feature to our students and families, and we hope you take advantage of this new advancement from St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ Transportation Department!

WheresTheBus App Video