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  • Bus Information for Parents


    SCHOOL BUSES


    Face masks are required while riding the school bus. To improve airflow, windows may be open to the maximum extent possible when weather permits. Buses will be cleaned and sanitized at the conclusion of each run, in between morning and afternoon routes and at the conclusion of the day.


    MASKS & PPE 


    Students and staff are required to wear masks inside of schools, administrative buildings and on school buses, regardless of vaccination status. Extra face masks, hand sanitizer, paper towels, toilet paper and soap will be available throughout the day. Nurses, paraprofessionals and other staff who will have close contact with students, along with staff working with students with disabilities, will receive additional PPE such as gloves, face shields and disposal gowns. 


    STOPFINDER INFORMATION

    PGCPS is using the StopFinder mobile app to allow parents, guardians and caregivers to view information about their child’s bus schedule and where a child’s bus is and to receive notifications about where the bus is.

    The StopFinder app is fully integrated with PGCPS routing software, GPS and other communications tools to ensure accurate, real-time data.

    Some features of the app include:

    • View student bus schedules
    • Set up alerts along a child’s route to view bus location
    • Receive notifications of when the bus has arrived at its destination, or if the bus will be delayed
    • Parents and guardians with more than one bus rider can track multiple buses

    Get started with the StopFinder App

    The StopFinder school bus app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. Families must have an up-to-date email address in SchoolMax to activate the subscription. If a family's email address in SchoolMax is not current, the app will not work as the student schedule will not populate.

    Please note that parents and guardians must set up a geo alert within the app to receive notifications about where the bus is and when it is near. Instructions on how to set up a geoalert can be found in the video below.

    Help setting up the StopFinder App

    Parent Quick Start Guide 

    Parent Quick Start Guide 

    Stopfinder Video

    Stopfinder Help/FAQs