Immediate Assistance / Asistencia Inmediata FAQs & Guidelines / Preguntas Frequentes y reglas generales
For SMART TAG help please call (970) 328-2744
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Bus passes are the property of Eagle County Schools and to be used for school district pusposes only. PLEASE DO NOT PUNCTURE! For the safety of all students bus passes are required to ride any school bus. Purposefully damaging the pass card by punching holes, chewing or defacing the card in any way will be considered an act that may cause a 3-day suspension from riding the bus and requires the purchase of a replacement pass. All costs associated with replacing a pass are the sole responsibility of the student and parent or legal guardian.
Beginning October 1, 2018
, Smart Tag bus passes are required to ride the bus. If your child has lost their pass please call 970-328-2744 for assistance. The cost for the first replacement bus pass is $5.00. Consecutive bus passes will be $10.00, plus graduating student behavior reports up to the loss of riding privileges for the remainder of the school year. An updated picture of your student is also required for your student to be enrolled in the Smart Tag system and to receive their pass. Students may ride 3 times without a pass before they will be suspended and will not be allowed to ride unless they have a pass.
Please explain to your child that drivers do not wait for running students
. Most student accidents happen from slipping and falling while running. To discourage this unsafe practice, we don't wait for runners and instead ask that children arrive at their five minutes prior to the bus stop arrival time to catch the bus.
Smart Tag Bus Pass System
As of October 1, 2018, all ECS students that wish to ride the bus will be required to produce a Smart Tag bus pass each time they ride their assigned school bus. Eligible riders will receive a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) card, much like a ski pass, that will be required for the student to board the bus. The assigned card will be good for the life of the student's ECS career. For the security of the student, photos will not appear on the face of the card. All individual student information will be stored on a password-protected system, that only the parent or guardian of the student assigned to the individual RFID card will be able to access.
Why Smart Tag? How does it work? ¿Cómo Funciona?
Space Available Transportation
The transportation of Variance/Transfer students is available on a Space Available basis on routes that have the capacity/room to do so. Please complete a Space Available Transportation Request form and return it to the Transportation Department no later than September 1st of this school year. Notification of the approval or denial of your request shall be made to you no later than September 15th of each school year. Please plan to transport your student until you have been verified and authorized to ride a requested route. DO NOT
drop your student at a bus stop until your student has been approved to ride!
Please note: should student numbers of the regularly assigned students to a bus increase to above those in the calculations below, then Transfer/Variance students will no longer be transported. Parents will be notified in the event that this happens so as to make other transportation arrangements.