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Here Comes the Bus - School Bus Tracking

District Launches Mobile Technology to Improve Large School Bus Service

Here Comes the Bus

The district has launched a free, innovative mobile application to help parents and guardians securely track the arrival of their child’s bus using Here Comes The Bus.  The app provides a secure and convenient school bus experience by delivering real-time tracking of large school bus locations by email and push notification alerts to help students and parents to arrive at the school bus on time. 

This new technology reinforces our commitment to making our buses the safest way to transport students to and from school.

“I'd like to thank our High School Student Council for bringing this initiative to the attention of the Board of Education and Central Administration,"  said Superintendent Dr. Lonergan. "This important tool will assist families with the arrival and drop off times at the bus stop, and will be very helpful in times of inclement weather so children will not have to wait extended periods outside. We look forward to this proactive approach to help keep our students and parents informed.”
 
To begin, parents must agree to securely verify their student’s information to use the mobile application. Once verified, parents can use the app to determine the location of their student’s bus once it is within a two-mile radius of their designated bus stop. 

You will need your child’s student ID (if you don’t have that information contact your child’s school) and the Longwood School District code (29147) to log in.
 
Download the Here Comes the Bus tracking app from the Apple Store or Google Play.  If you have issues with the app, please contact customer at 317.805.0201. 

To learn more about Here Comes The Bus, check out this short video https://youtu.be/5JOukHCmbhk.

More information can be found on the Here Comes the Bus website!

Please note: The app may take up to 24 hours to sync after signing up!


How do I sign up?

Download the Here Comes the Bus icon.
Click the HCB Little Iconicon
At the bottom of the screen, Sign Up!
Enter district code (29147)
Complete the “User Profile” box

Under “My Students,” click “Add.” Enter your child’s last name and student ID number (numbers only, leave off the "s").

Once you confirm your information, begin to use Here Comes the Bus!

For technical support, contact Here Comes the Bus at 317.805.0201.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Here Comes the Bus & why might I need it?
Here Comes The Bus is an easy-to-use website and app that enables you to see the location of your child’s large school bus on a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer.  You know when the bus is near your stop, so you can send your child out at just the right time. 

Is the information private and secure?
Here Comes The Bus uses HTTPS, just like a bank or online store, which means that all communications between your web browser and the site is encrypted and secure. (That’s what the S in “HTTPS” stands for – secure.)

Do I need separate accounts for each of my children? Or separate accounts if we all want to be notified separately?
You and your children can access all the information about the buses and on-bus scans (if your district also has Student Ridership) you need using just one Here Comes The Bus account.

How does it work?
Here Comes The Bus uses global positioning system (GPS) technology to locate and track your child’s school bus. It is powered by software from Synovia Solutions, who are experts at tracking data, which they’ve been providing to fleet managers across North America since 2001.

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