Looking for your Bus Stop?
Our bus routing website, Versa Trans E Link is designed to help parents and students determine bus stop locations and stop times. Click the link below and follow the instructions to find your child’s bus stop.
Students in grades K-8 who live within the EPS boundaries and reside one mile or more from their schools are eligible for district transportation services. Students in Grades 9-12 who live within the EPS boundaries and reside one and one-half miles or more from their schools are eligible for district transportation. A contract for the Code of Conduct must be signed by the parent and the student as one condition of eligibility.
Generally, bus stops will be made within two to six blocks of a student’s home, depending on the age of the student transported. The maximum distance that a student should walk to a bus stop is set at one half (1/2) mile. FAQ’s about Bus Transportation
Delays and Changes to Bus Routes
The EPS Transportation department transports 7-8 thousand students to and from school each day. Sometimes bus routes and pick-up and drop-off times may be changed or delayed due to bad weather, traffic, road closures or other circumstances. The transportation department monitors hundreds of bus routes every day, adjusting routes and adding buses as needed.
If you are experiencing problems, please call the Transportation Department at 340-2962 and every effort will be made to assist you in a timely manner. We are also available via email: BusStops@edmondschools.net.
Rules for Riding During COVID-19
Because of the close proximity of the students riding the school bus to and/or from school each day, all students will be required to wear a mask while on the bus. When feasible, school bus windows will be down to increase ventilation and inhibit the virus contagion. In addition, students will be assigned seats on the bus to achieve optimal social distancing and to provide for contact tracing should a bus rider come down with COVID during the day or overnight.
Parents of students riding the bus to school should check their child’s health each day prior to sending them to the bus stop. A student with a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater will not be allowed to ride the bus.
Sign up for Text Messaging to Get Real-Time Information on Bus Delays
Edmond Public Schools is excited to announce text messaging service for middle school and high school bus riders and their parents. Text messaging allows us to deliver important information about school closings, bus delays and more via SMS text messaging through our School Messenger system-the same system currently being used to send automated phone calls. The process is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete.
Steps to Subscribe:
You can participate in this free service just by sending a text message of “Opt in” (NO HYPHEN) to our schools’ shortcode number of 67587. Before subscribing you will need to ensure that the district has your wireless number(s) in its student information database, Infinite Campus. Please log in to Infinite Campus and update your information as soon as possible. Parents/guardians who wish to participate must have a cell phone number listed in the cell phone field in their account. For each parent/guardian who has an Infinite Campus account, both accounts will need a cell number listed if both parents/guardians wish to receive text messages. By sending the correct message of “Opt in” (NO HYPHEN) you will get this message back: “You’re registered 4 SchoolMessenger notifications. Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help. (etc)”.
Having Problems Receiving Text Messages?
If you are not receiving text messages, check with your phone carrier to make sure that shortcode messaging is enabled. Also, please note that although the district does not charge for this service, it does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by you for receiving text messages. Check with your wireless carrier for possible charges.
Frequently Asked Questions About Text Messaging:
How do I update my contact information in order to receive texts?
Please log in to Infinite Campus and update your phone numbers as soon as possible.
My child rides the bus? Can I get text messages about specific bus routes?
Yes! Due to a software upgrade, our transportation office is able to deliver real-time messages to parents (and middle and high school students who have opted in) based on a specific bus number experiencing delays, mechanical issues, etc.
Will text messages supplant the notification of telephone calls or emails?
Text messaging will be used in addition to our current communication methods, such as email and voice messages.
Why has my set up of texting messaging been denied?
Please contact your cellphone carrier to make sure short code messaging is activated.
Does this service cost?
Although the district does not charge for this texting service, it does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by you for receiving text messages. Please check with your cellphone provider for possible charges associated with receiving texts.
I don’t want texts. Will I automatically be signed up?
Families that don’t opt-in for texting will not automatically be signed up for it.