Today, the Osceola School District will roll out an innovative free mobile app entitled Here Comes the Bus districtwide in an effort to improve communication with the 27,000 students who ride a school bus and their parents.
Here Comes the Bus allows parents to view the real-time location of their child’s school bus on their smartphone, tablet, or computer. With it, parents will have the information they need to send their children to the bus stop at just the right time, helping to protect them from inclement weather and to better gauge the actual arrival time of the bus.
Here Comes the Bus enables parents to:
- See the location of their child’s bus both before and after school;
- Confirm that their child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop, at school, or both; and
- Receive a push notification or email message when the bus is near their child’s stop or when the district’s Transportation Department has important information to relay.
The free app is available in three languages (English, Spanish, and French), and it can be can be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play, or at herecomesthebus.com. Parents then click on the “sign up” button, and enter the school code (73760). Parents then complete a user profile. Under “My Students”, parents should click “add” and enter their child’s last name and the student’s identification number. Parents with multiple children riding different buses will need to put each student’s ID number into the app.
Parents needing assistance in signing up for Here Comes The Bus are encouraged to call the Transportation Department’s Parent Hotline at 407-483-3673 Mondays through Fridays during school hours.