Register to Ride

We are now accepting applications for busing for the 2021-2022 school year, and all forms are available online. If you have questions about the information on this page please call the Transportation office at 780.674.8510 or email troffice@pembinahills.ca.

Existing Pembina Hills families

If your child is already registered at a Pembina Hills school, you can fill out transportation forms and pay fees online through your PowerSchool Parent Portal.

  • Click on School Fees and Forms in your PowerSchool main menu. This will direct you to a website where you can complete forms and submit payments.

If you do not have access to your PowerSchool Parent Portal, please contact your child’s school office to obtain their Web ID letter. This letter contains your child’s unique access ID and password you will need to complete your account setup.

New to Pembina Hills?

New parents and students can also access forms and fees online through Student Quick Pay.

For more information about how to access forms and fees online, visit the PowerSchool for Parents page, or contact your child’s school.

Payment options

  • Online payments can be made by credit card. (VISA, Mastercard, Discover)
  • Payment plans are also available online, but all fees must be paid in full by August 15, 2021.
  • If you do not wish to pay online by credit card, you can still submit the form online.
  • Payment instructions for cash, cheque or debit are included in the form. Cheques are payable to Pembina Hills School Division.

Early learning students call 780.674.8545.

Bus fees (per student per year) 2021-2022 Kindergarten Gr 1 to 12
Rural students attending designated school Free Free
Rural students:
attending French Immersion
directed to a program by Pembina Hills Student Services
in the Neerlandia attendance area going to school in Barrhead
Free Free
Rural students not attending designated school $230 $460
In town students Swan Hills, Barrhead, Westlock $207.50 $415
Alternate site requests *   $50   $50

* Pembina Hills provides bus service for rural students to one bus stop location. Parents may apply for service to an additional stop location (alternate site) under certain criteria.
– The alternate site is located along an existing route and does not require any route deviations.
– The bus is not more than 95% full.
– The parents communicate with the bus driver regarding a schedule for when the alternate site will be used.
Alternate sites will not be granted for one-time use situations such as birthday parties, sleepovers, etc.

Rural bus service: Students attending Designated School

Rural students attending their designated school, enrolled in French Immersion, directed to a program by Pembina Hills student services or living in the Neerlandia attendance area and going to school in Barrhead ride the bus for free.

Rural students currently riding a bus to their designated school do not have to register for transportation. However, you can complete the Rural Transportation Form if your address changes and you need your child to be picked up at a new rural location. The form is available to current Pembina Hills students in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

New rural students must register for busing. This applies even if your child has older siblings on the bus.

  • Create a new parent account at Student Quick Pay
  • Complete the form: 2021-2022 New Student Rural Transportation Form

Rural bus service: Students attending School of Choice

While we encourage families to attend their designated school, some families choose to send their children to a different school. If you’ve made this choice you must first complete form 5-01A Requested School Registration to enrol at your requested school.

You have 3 transportation options:

  1. You may drive your child to school.
  2. You may drive your child to a bus stop in your chosen school’s attendance area to catch the bus if there is room on that bus. There is no fee.
  3. You may apply for a seat on a transfer bus if there is room on the transfer bus. You must complete form 5-01B Requsted School Transportation in your PowerSchool Parent Portal (School Fees and Forms) to apply. All parents who submit completed 5-01A forms will have access to form 5-01B.

This service costs $460/student per year for Grade 1-12 students. ($230 per year for Kindergarten students)

Note: For options 2 and 3, you must apply annually for a seat on the bus to a requested school. We assign seats on a first-come, first-served basis giving priority to: 1) students who currently ride a Pembina Hills bus to a requested school; 2) new applicants. Siblings, who are not currently riding a Pembina Hills bus to a requested school, are considered new applicants.

2021-2022 In-town Transportation Form                                         

Pembina Hills parents – This form is available online through your PowerSchool Parent Portal.
New parents – This form is available online through the Student Quick Pay guest site. You must create a new account first in order to fill out the form.

Students who live in the towns of Barrhead, Swan Hills and Westlock may apply for busing to school.

  • Grade 1-12 students – $415.00 per year
  • PUF / Kindergarten students – $207.50 per year
  • New for 2021-2022 – Priority will be given to PUF/Kindergarten to Grade 6 students
  • Fees are due in full by August 15, 2021.
  • If there is still space on the bus after August 15, 2021, Grade 7 to 12 students may purchase passes after that date.

2021-2022 Alternate Site Request Form

This form is to be used when a parent / guardian desires any alternate or unusual transportation arrangements. All alternate site requests must be applied for annually. The cost is $50 per student per year. Alternate bus service requests may include:

  • Drop off or pick up at a location other than the student’s residence (or usual point of pick up or drop off)
  • Riding a different school bus morning and afternoon
  • Needing to be registered on more than one bus

The alternate site fee per student is $50 per year. Should the alternate site request require payment for in-town or rural bus service, the alternate site fee will be waived.