Student Bussing Information
Starting in the 2020-21 school year, the Grand Island Central School District Transportation Department will be opting for a digital solution to distribute student bussing information. We will be utilizing and maintaining Versatrans e-Link® for parents/guardians to gain access to their child's bussing information. Versatrans e-Link is an online student transportation parent portal, which enables parents to access their student's transportation information and bus schedules at any time.
Preliminary student bus stop information for the 2020-21 school year is currently active on the e-Link. This information is subject to change. Bussing information will be established on Sept. 1, 2020. Information is updated regularly and can be accessed at any time. PLEASE NOTE: Bus stop times are estimates and are subject to change. Please be at your stop 5 minutes early. It takes approximately two weeks to establish ACTUAL bus times. Please refer to the My Stop App to access live bus GPS data.
BUSSING REQUIREMENTS: High School and Middle School students may walk up to five tenths (.5) of a mile to a bus stop. Students in grades 2-5 may walk up to three tenths (.3) of a mile to a bus stop; kindergarten and first grade students may walk up to two tenths (.2) of a mile to a bus stop. Parents of K-1 students are requested to meet their children at the bus stop to help ensure their child’s safety.
The following step-by-step guide will help you navigate the Versatrans e-Link digital tool to retrieve your child's bussing information.
STEP 1 - Visit the login page and log in. The username is your child's 5-digit student ID number, and the password is his/her 8-digit birthdate (ex: 02082010 for birthdate Feb. 8, 2010).
STEP 2 - On the next screen once you're logged in, select "Work with Students."
STEP 3 - On the next screen, select "View My Students."
STEP 4 - Select your child's name on the following screen. They will be listed along with their siblings and/or members of the same household.
STEP 5 - You will see your child's bus route information appear as follows. You may choose an export option if you would like to see a printer-friendly version of this information (select "View as PDF" in the drop-down list). PLEASE NOTE: Your session will time out after a certain period of inactivity.
In the bussing information, you can find the following data:
- Your child's bus stops, both AM and PM.
- Your child's bus arrival times, both AM and PM.
- Your child's bus number.
STEP 6 - If the fields are blank for your child's bussing information, one of the following may apply:
- Your residence is within a walk boundary to your student's school of attendance.
- You have notified Transportation that you will be driving your child to and from school (transportation survey, phone, email, etc.).
- You have selected the virtual learning option for your student.
If you are eligible for transportation and circumstances change, please notify the Transportation Department of your request as soon as possible. We will provide transportation, however implementation time may vary.
STEP 7 - Please allow up to 5 days for alternate transportation bus stop requests to be updated.