New Bus Status App Now Available
The Bus Status App has been updated and you can now download the new Bus Status 4 from the Apple App Store or Google Play. The current app, Bus Status 3, will continue to work until September 29 and after that only Bus Status 4 will get updates. Bus Status 4 looks and works the same as Bus Status 3 but with improved speed and reliability. How do you know you are using the new app? The Bus Status 4 icon is different from Bus Status 3, as you can see in the image above. More detailed instructions are available here.
FVSD buses and the Bus Status app
The arrival of winter weather inevitably brings cold, snowy mornings that leave many FVSD families wondering whether school buses are running late or running at all. Thankfully, there’s an app for that!
Bus Status makes keeping tabs on FVSD buses a breeze. Parents and guardians can select the bus routes they want to follow and receive notifications in the event those routes are delayed or cancelled.
Bus Status is so easy to use. Just download the app and open it up. You will be asked to select the School Division you want to follow. Select “Fort Vermilion School Division” from the list and you will see a list of all of the buses running in the Division. To receive notifications on a specific bus (or buses), simply star the one(s) you are interested in and you will begin to receive push notifications on your phone whenever there is an update to the status of those buses!
Bus Status displays busing information in three colours:
ON TIME: This is a green banner showing the bus is running as scheduled.
DELAYED: This is a yellow banner to let you know a bus is running late. It will also tell you approximately how late the bus is running (if possible), or identify another bus which has been sent in place.
CANCELLED: This is a red banner and is displayed if the bus is cancelled that day with no plans to pick up the students in place.
The app is available for free from the App Store and Google Play, or download them through the FVSD website to take you directly to it. If you do not have a Smartphone, you can still keep tabs on the latest bus updates on the website.
Feel free to contact the Bus Garage at 780-928-3860 if you need further assistance with subscribing to any of these update methods.
Next week, Bus Status 3 will be retired. Please click the app store icons above to download Bus Status 4.