Student Ridership / Student Tracking (Only)
With more parents working, children are often responsible for getting themselves ready in the morning and to the bus stop on time. An often bigger concern is that they actually got on the bus to go to school, or got off the bus at the right stop after school. School administrators and parents alike worry about the transportation safety of their most precious cargo – children that ride the school bus.
Student Ridership is student tracking software that gives school administrators and parents comfort in knowing their children made it safely on and off the right bus at the right stop. By using a barcode or RFID proximity reader on the bus, students will scan their ID card as they board and exit the bus, giving the district actionable information in the event a student attempts to exit at the wrong stop. An alternative to the barcode and RFID readers is Synovia Solution’s Mobile Data Terminal, or MDT, which allows the driver to select the name of the student as they board or exit the bus.
https://herecomesthebus.com/option-2-student-ridership/ for more information on this amazing new feature.
CARDS AND INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT OPEN HOUSE & MEET/GREET EVENTS DURING THE WEEK PRIOR TO SCHOOL STARTING. THEY WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE SCHOOLS AT ALL OTHER TIMES.
QUESTIONS? Contact the Transportation Department at 252.335.5684
DIRECTIONS TO THE TRANSPORTATION OFFICE:
From Hwy 17 South: Less than 1 mile past Biggs Pontiac Buick Cadillac Oldsmobile GMC Truck. Turn right into Central Elementary School. Follow the driveway straight, behind the school.
From Hwy 17 North: Less than 1 mile past Wal-Mart. Turn left into Central Elementary School. Follow the driveway straight, behind the school.
What is Here Comes the Bus®?
Here Comes the Bus is easy-to-use school bus tracking software that gives parents and students the ability to track the location of their school buses. It shows parents where their child’s bus is on a map, and it allows students to accurately gauge just when their bus will arrive. This way, children no longer have to stand outside in the dark during inclement weather for an unpredictable amount of time. All the information is encrypted and protected so parents only receive information about the specific buses their children ride.
The Here Comes the Bus tracking app that is free in the App Store and Google Play. If you’re ready to simplify your mornings and get a little peace of mind at the same time, simply download the app, create a secure account, add your students and you’re all set! What can it do for you?
- Show the real-time location of your child’s bus on a map
- Give scheduled and actual arrival times at home and school for AM, Mid-day, and PM routes
- Provide push and email alerts when the bus is near or when the bus has been substituted
- Available in English, Spanish and French
If you don’t have a smartphone or tablet, don’t worry. You can still reap the benefits of the Here Comes the Bus website on a laptop or desktop computer.