Transportation

Bus registrations are now open for the 2022-23 school year! A new registration must be submitted for each of your student/s every fall through the Edulog parent portal app or in-person at our district Transportation Office. Here is all the information you need to get started.

Bus registration deadlines

  • 1-12 grade: August 16
  • Kindergarten: August 22

Approved bus registrations

Pick-up and drop-off times are now available for students whose registrations have already been submitted and approved. At this time, all bus assignments are only predictions and are subject to change. Finalized bus assignments will be posted on the Edulog parent portal on August 18. Please visit the Edulog portal as soon as possible on or after the 18th to confirm your child’s bus assignment.

Pick-up and drop-off details will be available only for students with an approved registration.

All cards will be handed out by drivers the first week of bus service.

If you miss the registration deadline

If you miss the deadline to submit a bus registration for your student for the 2022-23 school year, your child will be placed in pending status as soon as we receive your registration via the Edulog parent portal. Please allow 4-6 business days to process your late registration.

If your student is eligible for transportation, they can still ride the bus after following a few simple steps:

  1. Find the closest available stop via the Bus Stop Link
  2. Once you’ve located the closest available bus stop, contact your student’s school to request a temporary one-day bus pass. You will need to ask the school to issue this pass each day until we can process your student’s transportation request. We will not be able to make adjustments to our routes for temporary bus passes. Please allow 4-6 days to process your late registration.
  3. Once your student’s registration is processed, their bus assignment will appear in the Edulog portal within one business day. Your student will then be issued a bus card by their bus driver.

Important Edulog parent portal information

Please note that registration in the Edulog parent portal app is a two-step process.

Step 1
Enter your child’s profile and information. Your student’s name will be marked “approved status” when this step is completed. Please proceed to Step 2.

Step 2
Submit your student’s registration using the request tab in the lower right-hand corner.

Two residences

If your child lives in two residences, a registration form must be submitted for each location. Please follow up with a message in your registration stating that your student has two residences. You can also email transportation@helenaschools.org to inform us about the two-residence registration.

Change of address

If you’ve had a change of address, please contact your child’s school first so they can enter the change into PowerSchool before registering for bus service. We will not be able to process your registration until PowerSchool has been updated with your new address.

Please visit our website for information on using the Edulog parent portal app.

Bus card & fee program

All students who are registered for bus service will receive a free bus swipe card for the 2022-23 school year. Bus passes will be distributed by bus drivers the first week of school. We will provide one free replacement card if a student loses their issued bus card. All replacement cards after your student’s second issued card will have a $5 replacement fee.

Kindergarten & first grade opt-in program

The opt-in program for kindergarten, 1st grade, and SPED students is available. See https://helenaschools.org/departments/transportation/kindergarten-and-1st-grade-escort-and-opt-out/ for more information.

Questions?

With Transportation questions, please contact us at (406) 324-2100 or transportation@helenaschools.org.

 

 

Please contact First student at (406)227-7400 if you are trying to find the location of your student’s bus.