Know when your bus arrives with the SafeStop bus app

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Jan. 31, 2020

Battle Ground Public Schools is excited to share that you can download a new app called SafeStop that will alert you when your child’s bus is nearing your stop or when there is a significant delay.

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Parents and guardians can download the free app now and begin using it. With SafeStop, you can view scheduled bus stop times and receive notifications when the bus has arrived within a customizable radius from your child’s stop. A Map View lets you see the location of the bus as it nears your stop.

SafeStop also allows Cascade Student Transportation, Battle Ground Public Schools’ transportation provider, to send notifications through the app about transportation updates. For example, parents could be notified if a different bus is substituted on your route or if your bus is delayed by more than 20 minutes.

App users will not see bus speed, bus path, or planned route paths inside SafeStop, and the app will not provide updates on days when school is delayed two-hours due to inclement weather. The safety of students is a top priority for Battle Ground schools, and only the parent/guardian has access to the student’s bus information in the app, and no one else can access the information without a student ID number.

SafeStop is a free app that is available on all Android and Google devices via the Google Play Store and on all Apple devices via the App Store. For those using other mobile devices, a desktop, or laptop, SafeStop can be accessed through their website at SafeStopApp.com.

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For more information about the new SafeStop app visit www.safestopapp.com. Step-by-step instructions for creating your account and customizing its settings are available in this PDF. Please note that you must have your student’s Other ID, which can be found in Skyward (Family Access), to access your family’s assigned bus stops. Please contact your school office if you need assistance accessing your Skyward account.

The SafeStop app is meant to help you plan around your busy schedule, not to help you arrive at the bus stop at the last second. The app relies on a third-party GPS device on board the school bus, which sometimes is unable to transmit the information every 20 seconds as intended. We strongly encourage you to arrive at the bus stop 5-10 minutes prior to the expected arrival time to ensure you do not miss the bus or slow down the boarding procedure.

If you have any questions about SafeStop or about bus transportation in general, please contact Cascade Student Transportation at (360) 687-7137.

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