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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 2022-2023

Dear Waldorf Parents,

The Calgary Waldorf School has a contract with Webber Academy to provide space on their school buses to our students once again for the 2022/2023 school year.  Please register by June 30, 2022 to ensure your address is considered in route planning.  Registration received after routes have been established will have to use existing stops in the community.

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 bus service to their student population through Southland Transportation. There are currently eight routes. The bus routes are designed yearly, serving the families who have registered for bus service prior to summer break. 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, Chinook Park, Evergreen, Pump Hill, Somerset, Shawnessy

Route 2: Arbour Lake, Citadel, Edgemont, Hamptons

Route 3: Hidden Valley, Panorama

Route 4: Capitol Hill, Highwood, Wentworth, West Hillhurst, West Springs

Route 5: Elbow Park, Killarney, Lakeview, Lower Mount Royal, Mount Royal, Sunalta

Bragg Creek: Discovery Ridge, Elbow Valley, Signal Hill, Springbank Hill

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

Springbank: Aspen Woods, Bowness, 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 morning pick up and afternoon drop off.

The Annual fees for full-year registration are:

MORNING & AFTERNOON                      $3,000/year

AFTERNOON only or MORNING only            $2,000/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.

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.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information or to discuss bus registration.

Thank you,

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

 

2022/2023 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:

Monday, November 14, 2022

NO morning and NO afternoon bus available.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

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

Thursday and Friday, February 16 & 17, 2023

NO morning and NO afternoon bus available.

Monday, March 27 to Friday, April 7, 2023

NO morning and NO afternoon bus available. Webber Spring Break

Thursday, June 28, 2023:

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 2022/2023 school year.  (In the past their interviews were held in March)