Welcome to the Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS) Transportation Department

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Due to the diversity and expanse of our school division, we offer a comprehensive and varied transportation service to our families in Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Camrose, the Counties of Strathcona, Lamont, and the surrounding area of Vegreville/Mundare. Safety is always our guiding principle when planning and making transportation decisions.

EICS Boundary Maps  - please click here.

Camrose

Transportation is provided under agreement with Battle River School Division.  Busing registrations and changes can be accessed online through your child’s Powerschool Portal located at EICSPowerschool.

Fort Saskatchewan

Urban transportation and rural transportation in Sturgeon County is provided under contract. Rural transportation in the area east of Fort Saskatchewan including Bruderheim and Lamont is provided under a cooperative busing agreement with Elk Island Public Schools. Busing registrations and changes can be accessed online through your child’s Powerschool Portal located at EICSPowerschool.

Strathcona County

Urban and rural transportation is provided by division owned school buses operated by board employees and 3 contracted bus routes for the Special Education runs. All students residing within Sherwood Park attending Archbishop Jordan High School access Strathcona Transit.

Vegreville

Urban and rural transportation is provided under a cooperative busing agreement with Elk Island Public Schools and St. Paul Education Regional Division. Busing registrations and changes can be accessed online through your child’s Powerschool Portal located at EICSPowerschool.

Busing Requests and Payments

All students transported to/from an EICS school must apply for busing and require a bus pass. 

How do I apply for busing or change my child’s busing information?

  1. Access the online request form by logging into your PowerSchool Parent portal.
  2. In the Navigation toolbar, select “School Engage”.
  3. A new page will open with the student's name on the left.
  4. Click on the student name which brings up all available forms.
  5. Select the transportation form.

 

How do I make a payment?

  1. Access the online payment system by logging into your PowerSchool Parent portal.
  2. Click on “Student Fees and Forms” in the Navigation tool bar.
  3. Select “Checkout” and then click “Submit Payment”.
  4. Put the full amount owing into the cart and hit “Submit”.
  5. An option for a payment plan will be made available at this point.

We will attempt to process requests within 5 working days of receipt of the request. The bus driver will contact you with the stop time and location which is confirmation that your child can access the bus.

NOTE: A monthly schedule is required for any students who are being picked up or dropped off at more than one location (ie home or sitter) affected by parent/guardian work timetables. Schedules must be emailed to the Transportation Department before the last day of each month at transportation@eics.ab.ca.

 

If you do not have a PowerSchool Parent account or require assistance during Summer Break, please contact the Transportation Office.
In the new school year, parents requiring assistance with their PowerSchool account should contact their school directly.

 

TRANSPORTATION FEES

Click here to view complete Student Fee Schedule.

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A fee waiver may be available to families/guardians if they meet certain income guidelines, are on social services or are facing exceptional circumstances. Fee Waiver Form

Refunds or new move-ins

EICS does not offer a “winter” only bus service. Transportation fees are pro-rated only when students move in or out of the area.