The updated pickup times on bus routes will be posted on Yukon.ca by the end of the workday on Friday and will take effect on Tuesday, September 8th. Changes to bus routes beyond pick-up times are not anticipated.
Yukon Government is letting students and parents know that School bus routes are being updated which may effect existing pick-up times for some students. The updated pickup times on bus routes will be posted on Yukon.ca by the end of the workday on Friday and will take effect on Tuesday, September 8.
Changes to bus routes beyond pick-up times are not anticipated. Parents or guardians will be contacted directly if there are any changes beyond the pick-up time for their child.
Parents or guardians who have a child assigned to a school bus are advised to check the school bus routes over the long weekend to make sure they are up-to-date on the time of pick-up for their child for Tuesday morning.
Bus routes need to be updated to accommodate a high volume of eligible students who were registered for the bus closer to the start of the school year. These registrations have now been processed and eligible students are being assigned a seat on the school bus, which is impacting existing bus routes.
Parents or guardians of eligible students who have now been assigned a seat on the school bus will be notified directly by e-mail of the student’s bus number. Students are only assigned a seat if their parents or guardians receive a direct notification.
For the week of September 8, new students to the bus do not need their school bus pass to ride the bus. The school bus driver will have updated lists of students who have been assigned to their school bus. School bus passes will be provided to new students the following week by the student’s school.
Students should use the bus stop closest to their home as shown in the updated school bus routes.
Following this update, school buses are operating near capacity while following the health and safety guidelines and accommodating eligible students who have registered.
The Government of Yukon has requested an additional three school buses through its school bus provider. The Government of Yukon continues to work with the school bus provider on timing for adding these additional buses to the existing fleet and will provide updates when available.