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Calgary Waldorf School
515 Cougar Ridge Drive S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3H 5G9
Phone: 403-287-1868 | Fax: 403-287-3414
Info@calgarywaldorf.org

Bus Service

Student Bus Service 2019-2020

The Calgary Waldorf School has a contract with Webber Academy to provide space on their school buses to our students once again for the 2019/2020 school year.  Please register by May 28, 2019 to ensure your address is considered in route planning.

Bussing is an extremely expensive endeavour and since only a small number of our students require bussing, we are fortunate to be able to access Webber’s eight bus routes throughout the city. Each bus route goes directly to/from Webber Academy and a shuttle bus transports Waldorf students to and from our school to Webber.

Webber Academy offers its busing service through Southland Transportation. The bus routes are designed yearly, serving the families who have registered for bus service prior to June 1. Southland Transportation attempts to meet all reasonable requests by providing “close to home” stops.

Bus routes are currently serving the following communities:

Route 1:          Bel Aire, Evergreen, Pump Hill, Chinook Park

Route 2:         Arbour Lake, Citadel, Hidden Valley, Panorama

Route 3:         Panorama, Harvest Hills, Edgemont

Route 4:         Capitol Hill, Patterson Heights, Wentworth, West Hillhurst, West Springs

Route 5:         Elbow Park, Lakeview, Lower Mount Royal, Mount Royal, Signal Hill, Strathcona, Sunalta

Bragg Creek: Aspen Woods, Discovery Ridge, Elbow Valley, Springbank Hill

Cochrane:      Bearspaw, Lynx Ridge, Rocky Ridge, Royal Oak, Tuscany

Springbank:   Aspen Woods, Cougar Ridge, Strathcona, Valley Ridge,

The set boundaries for the school buses to travel in the north end of Calgary are Stoney Trail north and Deerfoot Trail, and in the south Macleod Trail and Highway 22X (Stoney Trail south).

Students living outside the boundaries will have to be brought to a designated stop within the bus zone of a specified community for early morning pick up and afternoon drop off

The Annual fees for full-year registration are:

MORNING & AFTERNOON                           $2,600/year

AFTERNOON only or MORNING only          $1,680/year.

The fees are due September 1st in full or payable in 10 monthly installments September 1st to June 1st by preauthorized payment.  Families need to contract the bus for the full year – we will not be able to offer mid-year withdrawals as we must pay the full annual fee to Webber upon registration.

We do accept new registrations mid-year but they must continue until the end of the school year.  If you wish to register mid-year please contact me (Sandra Langlois) to discuss start date and pro-rated fees calculated based on the number of school days remaining in the school year.

If you want your child to use the bus occasionally or for a few weeks or months, you may purchase one-trip tickets at the school office for $12 each way.

There are often some glitches in the first few weeks of school, buses may be later than usual while drivers are learning their routes and there may be some adjustments made to stops at Webber Academy’s discretion.

Bus Service Registration Form 2019-2020

Contact Sandra Langlois if you would like more information or to discuss bus registration.

Sandra Langlois,
Admissions
sandra@calgarywaldorf.org  or 287-1868 ext. 153

 

2019/2020 School Days/Times when bussing is not available:

(Subject to unforeseen Webber changes)

There is no bussing available due to Webber Academy being closed on the following days:

Friday, December 20, 2019

Morning bus will operate but Waldorf has noon dismissal – No Noon bus available.

Monday, January 6, 2020:

NO morning and NO afternoon bus available.

Tuesday, March 31 to Friday, April 3, 2020

NO morning and NO afternoon bus available. Webber Spring Break

Tuesday, June 25, 2020:

Morning bus will operate but Waldorf has noon dismissal – No Noon bus available.

Please note: There will be 1 more day in addition to these dates where there will be no bus service.  This is when Webber schedules their Parent Teacher Interviews.  The exact date will be determined later in the 2019/2020 school year.  (This school year their interviews were held in March)