Cumberland County Schools will now use the "Here Comes the Bus" mobile app and website to let parents track busses.

If you’re tired of wondering where your child’s bus is, Cumberland County Schools has found a solution and will be using a new app to track busses this year.

The school district based in Fayetteville will now use the Here Comes the Bus mobile app and website for tracking, according to a release.

“To maintain a safe and inviting environment, CCS is dedicated to providing innovative and secure resources to keep families informed,” CCS said. “Here Comes the Bus allows registered families to view the real-time location of their child’s school bus via their smartphone or computer.”

The new system will allow parents to help get their children to the bus stop in a safe, timely manner, and will allow them to see delays in real time.

“With the app, families can send bus riders to the bus stop at the best time, in order to protect them from inclement weather and other roadside dangers.”

The company behind the app says it’s an industry leader:

“Award-winning. Industry-leading. Parent-Approved. The mobile app that forged an industry and is trusted by more schools and families than any other school bus tracking solution, Here Comes The Bus delivers a powerful, intuitive connection between students and their daily bus experience. Real-time tracking and alerts that connect and protect.”

There are a number of resources available regarding the app. We highlight a few of those below for you.

For additional information and support from Cumberland County Schools about the app, contact herecomesthebus@ccs.k12.nc.us.

Cumberland County Schools also announced several other items regarding the launch of the 2022-2023 school year. We highlight those below for you as well.

  • Here Comes the Bus Intro Video

  • Year-Round Schools Start July 18

    • CCS’ Year-Round Schools will reconvene on Monday, July 18. To help families prepare for the upcoming school year, the district recently released the 2022-2023 Online Back-To-School Guide.
    • Information for Year-Round students is available on the Back-to-School Guide now, and information for students in traditional and early college schools will be published as it is finalized.
  • New Lunch Prices and Bell Schedules

  • Intent to Ride Forms Due August 3

    • Currently, CCS is asking families to complete the 2022-2023 Student Intent to Ride Form by August 3. This form will be used to create the initial bus routes for the first day of traditional and early college schools. Parents and caregivers can find this form on the Back-to-School Guide website.
  • Early College Start Dates

    • Cross Creek and Cumberland International Early College High Schools will begin on August 9. Cumberland Polytechnic High School will welcome students on August 15, and schools that follow the Traditional schedule will open their doors on August 29.