What is Here Comes The Bus?
A bus-tracking app which enables parents to view real-time location of their child's school bus via a computer, tablet or smartphone.
When will the app be available?
Houston County Schools will launch the app for all parents on November 1.
How does it work?
With GPS trackers now standard on most school bus, the app translates GPS data into an easy to follow customizable map which allows parents to see where the bus is and how close it is to your home.
Once parents have registered through the app, they can adjust the settings to customize the radius for alerts, frequency of alerts and other notifications.
Please remember the app tracks the bus number for alerts - not the individual riders. For example: If your child is not riding the bus one day, you will still receive alerts about the location of the bus.
The app is available at no cost to our families.
Is the information private and secure?
Here Comes the Bus uses HTTPS, just like a bank or online story, which means that all communications between your web browser and the site are encrypted and secure. (That's what the S in "HTTPS" stands for - secure).
In order to register for the app, someone must know the child's last name and school ID number.
Instructions for Parents
- Download Here Comes the Bus app or visit www.herecomesthebus.com online.
- Click the “Sign Up” button.
- Enter the Houston County code 29158. Students who receive special education transportation, use code 29157.
- 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 customizing your settings.