• Parent and Staff Resources

    This page is a compilation of basic documents and web links that are used most often by PPS school staff, Parents, and Student Transportation staff.  We will strive to use this page to list all links and documents. 


    Big Bus Transportation Resources

    Eligibility Search
    Use this link to determine if you are eligible for big bus transportation services.

    Schedules and Routes
    This schedule is for the regular school year starting August and ending June. Summer school routes are not posted. New Fall updates are typically posted in late August.

    School Finder Enrollment Web Page 
    An interactive map of school boundaries that is managed by the PPS Enrollment and Transfer Center.

    Snow Day documents (aka Snow Day) 
    Documents that the Transportation department references as part of our inclement weather mitigation strategy.

    GT (Bug Bus) Hitcher forms
    Parents of open transfer students may apply for permission for students to ride as hitchers on existing routes at existing stops. Limitations apply, please see the form for details.  Submit the form to School Administrators.  
    English  Spanish  Chinese  Russian  Vietnamese  Somali

    Temporary Bus Pass Form
    The purpose of this form is to allow for an Adult Volunteer, Parent, or School Staff Member to temporarily ride on a PPS bus service. Submit the form to School Administrators.  
    English  Spanish  Chinese  Russian  Vietnamese  Somali


    Big Bus School Administrator's Resources

    Transportation Request Web Link (aka TD-6) School Administrators Only
    Use this form to request stops, Hitchers, 504/ADAm TitleX, or a safety review. 

    Transportation Request Web Form User Guide

    Student Bus Tags
    All PK through 3rd grade students are required to wear Bus Tags the first 3 weeks of school. Pre-kindergarten and designated ESL students must wear Yellow Bus Tags all year.

    Field Trip Request Links. School Administrators Only

    Tri-Met Bus Pass (aka TD-96)


    Small Bus/Sedan Special Education Transportation Resources

    ST Parent Start of Service Letter 2020 - 2021 version
    English    Spanish   Chinese   Russian   Vietnamese  Somali

    Change of Drop-Off Status Forms (aka Leave Alone Form)  
    PPS requires all special education students be met at the door of the vehicle when being dropped at the home stop. This default status can be changed to be less restrictive using this form.
    English   Spanish   Chinese   Russian  Vietnamese   Somali

    Drop-Off Status FAQs 
    English   Spanish   Chinese  Russian  Vietnamese   Somali

    Car Seat or Safety Support Vest Measurement Form
    Please provide these measurements of your child so that we may ensure a proper fit for your student’s needs with either a CAR SEAT (or) a SAFETY SUPPORT SYSTEM. This requirement applies to students transported in our small Special Education buses and our students who ride in sedans and vans.    
    English  Spanish  Chinese Russian  Vietnamese  Somali   
    Car Seat Recommendations for Children

    Instructions on how to measure for a safety vest

    Small Bus Hitcher Form 
    Submit to School Administrators. Parents of students currently receiving special education transportation services may apply for permission of siblings to ride as hitchers on existing routes at existing stops when space is available. Limitations apply, please see form for details.  
    English  Spanish   Chinese   Russian  Vietnamese  Somali

    Temporary Bus Pass Form 
    The purpose of this form is to allow for an Adult Volunteer, Parent, or School Staff Member to temporarily ride on a PPS bus service. Submit the form to School Administrators.  
    English  Spanish  Chinese  Russian  Vietnamese  Somali 

    Inclement Weather Documents and Resources
    Includes the SE parent alternative snow stop survey memo. 

    PPS School Finder Enrollment Web Page
    Here is an interactive map of school boundaries that is managed by the PPS Enrollment and Transfer Center.  


    SE School Administrator’s Resources 

    SE Intake Web Link  SE Administrators and Staff Only
    SE Administrative coordinator’s link to the intake form. 
    Only works in Microsoft Internet Explorer.  

    Field Trip Request Form Links School Administrators Only
    Note: Trips are not implemented until the contractor(s) schedule the trips.  This form is a request only.

    SE Tri-Met Bus Pass (aka TD-59) School Administrators Only 

    SE Intake Form - fillable and printable for staff.