***Bus information for school year 2016-17 was updated on August 1, 2016***
MSDWT Transportation Location: 1815 East 86 Street Indianapolis, IN 46240
Your MSD Washington Township Transportation Department is fully committed to providing each of your children with the safest and most reliable bus transportation to and from school each and every day. In an effort to further improve our service, we have implemented two new “self-service” tools to enable you to identify the location/time of your child’s bus stop and also enable real-time tracking of the bus as it approaches your child’s bus stop. These enhancements should allow you to better forecast the arrival of buses, especially in the cold winter months when extremely low temperatures can make waiting outside for the school bus very challenging. We are very excited about these new technologies and the opportunity to even further improve the level of service we are able to provide to you as MSDWT parents. Please look for additional communications in the coming months and thank you so much for the privilege of transporting your most precious cargo!
Check Skyward for the Most Up to Date Busing Information
Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, MSDWT Transportation will NOT be sending out postcards with bus information to the families of students. All bus information (e.g., bus number, pickup/drop off locations, etc.) can be found online in Skyward Family Access (https://skyward.msdwt.k12.in.us). NOTE: When your student’s 2016-2017 busing information is posted online, you will receive a phone call letting you know that it is available in SKYWARD Family Access. Once available, you can access that information by logging into Skyward with the login credentials provided to you in the letter that was mailed out earlier this summer. Once logged into Skyward, click on STUDENT INFO. In this window you will see VIEW BUS SCHEDULE. Click on it to view your student bus number. Click on VIEW PICKUP BUS STOPS To see the bus stop location and pick-up/drop-off times. Please refer to the Bus Information Lookup document for step-by-step instructions.
Catch the Bus Every Time with HERE COMES THE BUS Website and App!
HERE COMES THE BUS allows you to view the real-time location of your child’s school bus on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. HERE COMES THE BUS enables you to see the location of your child’s bus both before and after school, or at both. It also has the ability to send a push notification* or email message when the bus is a certain distance from the bus stop. HERE COMES THE BUS is available in three languages (English, Spanish, and French). The app can be downloaded from the App Store or from Google Play.
Instructions for HERE COMES THE BUS
- Download the Here Comes The Bus app or visit herecomesthebus.com
- Click the Sign Up button
- Enter 88550 for the SCHOOL CODE
- Click NEXT followed by CONFIRM
- Complete the “User Profile” box
- Under “My Students,” click “Add.” Enter your child’s last name and student ID number
- Once you confirm your information, you’re ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!
Parents & Staff
User Name = guest
Password = guest
Ke’Vin Roberts, Director of Transportation
Gary Clevenger, Assistant Director of Transportation
Janice Gatliff, Routing Specialist
Kim Gaither, Admin Assist to the Director of Transportation
Rick Wiltermood, Supervisor of Bus Garage