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Here Comes the Bus

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Dear Western School Corporation Parents and Caregivers,
Western School Corporation is happy to announce the adoption of an innovative mobile device app and website entitled, Here Comes the Bus®. 

Here Comes the Bus is a bus tracking software tool that helps to keep you informed and your children safe as they travel to and from home and school on the school bus. Here Comes the Bus gives you real-time bus location and alerts to help you get your children to the bus stop at just the right time.

This easy-to-use technology is free to you!  Simply download the Here Comes the Bus app, create a secure account, add your students, and you’re all set!

What will you see with Here Comes the Bus?
·         Real-time location of your child’s bus on a map
·         Scheduled and actual bus arrival times at home
·        Confirmation that your child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop
            Push notification* and email alert when:
                       Bus has entered the radius around the home stop   
                       Bus has been substituted

Here Comes the Bus is powered by Synovia Solutions™, makers of the GPS-tracking technology used by Western School Corporation to increase safety and cost savings as it relates to our school bus fleet.

Available in three languages (English, Spanish and French), the Here Comes the Bus app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

 How to get started:

1.    Download the Here Comes the Bus app** or visit herecomesthebus.com

2.    Click the "Sign Up"   button

3.    Enter school code 76803 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”

4.    Complete the “User Profile” box, check “I accept the Terms of Use Agreement” and click
      “Submit”

5.    Under “My Students,” click “Add.” Enter your child’s last name and student ID number (this
       number can be found on your Skyward Family Page under “Other ID”)

6.    Once you confirm your information, you’re ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus.

Should you have any questions, please contact Western School Corporation’s Transportation Office via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 883-5576 Ext. 4.  Additionally, Synovia offers a helpdesk via phone at 317-208-1700 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Sincerely,
 Dr. Heather Hendrich
Assistant Superintendent
Western School Corporation

*Push notifications only available on iPhone & Android devices.
** App only avaliable on iOS and Android devices

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Student Busing Info

1. Click on the link: http://elink.western.k12.in.us/elinkrp

2. For the User Name you will enter in your child’s Student ID Number. If
you sign into Skyward (Click here to log into Skyward) and go to “Student Info” you can see the “Other
ID” number listed. If you need assistance with logging in to Skyward to obtain your child’s
Student ID Number, please call your child’s individual school.

3. For the Password you will enter in your child’s date of birth
(mm/dd/yyyy). For example, if your child’s date of birth is April 6, 1999,
you would enter 04061999.

4. You will then click on “Login”

5. Click on “Students” and the click on “View My Students”

6. You will then click on your child’s name which will take you to a screen
displaying your child's bus number, bus stop location, as well as their
bus pick-up and drop-off times.

*Please keep in mind that due to road conditions, traffic, and other unforeseen circumstances, these times may vary by a few minutes on either side.

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Western School Corporation Transportation and Facilities Department

The timely and safe delivery of students to and from school is a huge responsibility that requires the teamwork of many people.  Bus drivers, bus mechanic, office staff, transportation department, and parents all act as a team to accomplish safe transportation every day. 

Buses are inspected prior to leaving the transportation facility to ensure that all mechanical and safety systems operate properly.  In addition, regular maintenance keeps our fleet in top condition.  Indiana State Police inspects the entire fleet each winter.  The bus inspections are public record and you can find our most recent bus inspection and other area schools at this link https://secure.in.gov/ISP/BusInspections/Public/SchoolCorpInfo?schoolCorpID=83&countyID=34.  Western takes a lot of pride in how well we maintain our buses and our inspections prove that. 

All Western School Corporation bus drivers are thoroughly trained and attend annual in-service classes to keep up-to-date with safety awareness.  Each of our drivers holds their commercial driver license and are CPR/AED certified. 

Each of our buses is equipped with video cameras, which are in operation on every ride.  School personnel review the video to determine actual events or items in question.  Parents are not able to view bus camera footage due to the privacy of all students.

Western School Corporation Transportation and Facilities Department is open Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  If you call outside of these hours, you are welcome to leave a message and we will get back with you.  The Transportation Department is located in the Administration Office.

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