Here Comes the Bus App for Parents

Here Comes the Bus App for Parents

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is extending the adoption of an innovative mobile device app and website entitled Here Comes the Bus.  Five more schools are coming on board with this user friendly tool that allows parents and authorized caregivers to view the real-time location of their child’s school bus on a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Transportation Director Don Carter explained that while five schools (Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts, Lawnwood Elementary, Mariposa Elementary, Savanna Ridge Elementary, and West Gate K-8) are included in the early phase of the roll-out plan, the District will continue to add additional schools until all schools are included in the system.  The tool was successfully piloted with Allapattah Flats K-8 at the close of last school year.  He said, “Adding schools in stages allows our bus routers to ensure routing accuracy within the Here Comes the Bus system.”  Carter also emphasized the importance of customer feedback.  “We want to know what our parents are thinking and what benefit this provides them,” he said, “A positive customer service experience with the safety and well-being of student riders is at the heart of this implementation.”

Here Comes the Bus app is free and enables parents and authorized caregivers to:

  • See the location of their child’s bus both before and after school pick-up
  • Confirm that their child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop, at school or both
  • Receive a push notification or email message when the bus is a certain distance from the bus stop

Here Comes the Bus is powered by Synovia Solutions, makers of the GPS-tracking technology used by St. Lucie Public Schools 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.

 

Thank You Community Partners

Thank You Community Partners

West Gate K-8’s Hispanic Heritage Festival was a successful event thanks to the outpouring of community support from sponsors and attendees alike. The event provided an opportunity for festival participants to learn about Hispanic heritage, their community, and share goodwill to those in Puerto Rico who are in need of support.

A Day in the Life of a Nurse

A Day in the Life of a Nurse

Students found out what it was like to be a nurse during a hospital tour at Tradition Medical Center in Port St. Lucie.  For these Port St. Lucie High School students, a day in the life of a nurse was a valuable experience.

 

To find out more about this annual opportunity for students in St. Lucie Public Schools Career and Technical Education Program, click on the link below for TCPalm article:

 

http://www.tcpalm.com/picture-gallery/news/local/st-lucie-county/2017/11/17/students-learn-from-nurses-at-tradition-medical-center-port-st-lucie/107786810/

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa

New Horizons Breakfast With Santa

Free for Youth 17 and Under

$5 for Adult or Bring an Unwrapped Gift

Saturday, December 2

8 AM – Noon

Mets Stadium/First Data Field

Toys for Tots Toy Drive

Here Comes the Bus App for Parents

Here Comes the Bus App for Parents

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is extending the adoption of an innovative mobile device app and website entitled Here Comes the Bus.  Five more schools are coming on board with this user friendly tool that allows parents and authorized caregivers to view the real-time location of their child’s school bus on a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Transportation Director Don Carter explained that while five schools (Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts, Lawnwood Elementary, Mariposa Elementary, Savanna Ridge Elementary, and West Gate K-8) are included in the early phase of the roll-out plan, the District will continue to add additional schools until all schools are included in the system.  The tool was successfully piloted with Allapattah Flats K-8 at the close of last school year.  He said, “Adding schools in stages allows our bus routers to ensure routing accuracy within the Here Comes the Bus system.”  Carter also emphasized the importance of customer feedback.  “We want to know what our parents are thinking and what benefit this provides them,” he said, “A positive customer service experience with the safety and well-being of student riders is at the heart of this implementation.”

Here Comes the Bus app is free and enables parents and authorized caregivers to:

  • See the location of their child’s bus both before and after school pick-up
  • Confirm that their child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop, at school or both
  • Receive a push notification or email message when the bus is a certain distance from the bus stop

Here Comes the Bus is powered by Synovia Solutions, makers of the GPS-tracking technology used by St. Lucie Public Schools 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.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is a B rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest ranking School District on the Treasure Coast.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit, http://www.stlucieschools.org.