Here Comes the Bus

December 21, 2023

Dear Families,

Richmond Community Schools is excited to announce implementation of Here Comes the Bus (HCTB). For parents and guardians who choose to use it, Here Comes the Bus is a mobile app and website that delivers real-time school bus arrival and departure notifications to parents via mobile push and email notifications.

When the optional sign-up is completed by parents and guardians, notifications are sent when the bus is nearby, practically eliminating the wait times at the bus stop. No need to stand outside for extended periods of time in the pouring rain, freezing cold or wet snow. In addition, Bus Drivers will log into the system when your child gets on and off the bus. Parents have peace of mind knowing their child is safe and will get on the right bus, at the right stop, at the right time.

Here Comes the Bus is trusted by more than 2 million registered users today in major metropolitan districts from New York, Virginia and Georgia to Indiana, Minnesota, and California, as well as scores of smaller districts across the U.S.

Implementation of the Here Comes the Bus app is now complete. The Here Comes the Bus equipment has arrived, is installed, and set up, and has been tested by our Bus Drivers and Transportation staff. Please see the attached Here Comes the Bus flyer for information about the features available through the Here Comes the Bus app, how to sign up for the app, and have access to other Here Comes the Bus details.

When the students return on January 3, 2024, the Here Comes the Bus app will be ready for use. Please feel free to sign up for the app at your convenience if you choose to use it.

If you have any questions about signing up and using the app, please contact Ms. Suzanne Fulghum, Director of Transportation, at (586) 727-3565, ext. 4010.

We wish everyone safe and happy holidays and a wonderful new year. Go Blue Devils!

Brian J. Walmsley, Ed.S.

CLICK HERE for App Instructions in English
CLICK HERE for App Instructions in Spanish.