Bus Passes

2019-2020 School Year

Saddleback Valley Unified School District offers limited busing to specific school sites.  Annual bus pass sales begin June 3, 2019 and end July 5, 2019. Applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis.  The Transportation Department will make every effort to process each application and provide every student with a bus pass; however, our schools have limited bus seating capacity available.  Students who do not receive a pass due to over capacity will be placed on a wait list in the order received.

If you are applying for a bus pass after July 5, 2019, you will receive an email within 72 hours to inform you of your application status.

The bus pass application will be available online under Bus Pass Instructions and Application.  Payment is not required at time of application. Payment is required when your application is approved.  You will receive an email informing you of the approval with a payment link. Eligibility guidelines for reduced or free bus pass are provided under General Information.

Application assistance for parents of Linda Vista and San Joaquin Elementary students is available from the school site. Please contact your school directly. 

Please review bus pass purchasing instructions and bus rules prior to completing your application.

 

Schools That Offer Busing

School Information

Limited busing to/from these schools from designated stops:

  • Linda Vista Elementary School
  • San Joaquin Elementary School
  • La Paz Intermediate School
  • Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School
  • Mission Viejo High School

Bus pass sales for the 2019-2020 school year begin June 3, 2019 through July 5, 2019. 

If you miss the bus pass sales period, for Linda Vista Elementary and San Joaquin Elementary, please contact the office staff at your school after August 12, 2019.

For all other schools please submit an online bus pass application to be added to the wait list.

Note: Please remember buses may appear to have space available even when all seats have been purchased. Not all riders who purchase bus passes choose to ride the bus daily to/from school based on appointments, absences, and other activities. 

General Information

Who is eligible for busing?

Bus Pass Costs

2018-2019 Annual Bus Pass Rate

 

Annual Regular

Annual Reduced

First Child

$ 436.00

$ 218.00

Second Child

$ 204.00

$ 102.00

Third Child

$ 58.00

$ 30.00

Family Max

$ 698.00

$ 349.00

 

  • All bus pass purchased are final and non refundable
  • There is no bus pass office or staff available for walk-ins.
  • All services are provided through the website and e-mail only.
  • The district receptionist has no bus pass information and cannot accept applications. Questions e-mail to buspass@svusd.org
  • Applications accepted by U.S. mail with a postmarked of June 6, 2018 through June 22, 2018 only. Applications received before or after this date will be returned unprocessed.
  • Full payment in the form of money order, due with application payable to SVUSD. No refunds. (no exceptions)
  • No prorated bus passes available during the school year.
  • Students will not be allowed to board the bus in the AM/PM without a bus pass beginning the first day of school August 27, 2018.
  • Students must carry and show their bus pass AM/PM everyday beginning August 27, 2018 through June 13, 2019 in order to ride the bus (no exceptions).
  • Pick up and drop off locations are based on your student’s home address listed on your student’s school file. Students can only get on/off the bus at their assigned stop.
  • Students must be at the bus stop five minutes before published pick up time, but not more than 10 minutes prior to the published pick up time.
  • When the driver arrives at the stop, he will load the bus with the waiting students and then proceed to the next stop. Published times are approximate.
  • Transportation does not need to be notified if your student is absent.
  • Bus numbers and time updates, if needed will be posted on this website August 26, 2018 no later than 5:30pm.
  • Bussing and school begin August 27, 2018 all students.
  • Lost or stolen bus pass replacement can be purchased through the website at buspass@svusd.org.  Replacement $25.00 for first replacement add $5.00 for each replacement after that payable by money order SVUSD.
  • Questions can be e-mailed to buspass@svusd.org.

Bus Schedules

Bus Rules and Guidelines

Bus Pass Instructions and Application

BEFORE YOU BEGIN:

The following information is REQUIRED in order for you to complete a bus pass application:

  • Student ID number for each student requesting a bus pass. Contact your child’s school site if you do not know his/her Student ID number.
  • Valid e-mail address. We will be communicating with you through e-mail so you need to have a current, valid e-mail address.
  • Bus stop information. You will be asked to select a bus stop location for each student.  If you do not know your assigned bus stop location, please refer to the Who is eligible for busing? tab above. Click on your child’s school to view the list of bus stop assignments based on address.
  • If you are applying for a Free or Reduced Fare bus pass, you must submit a copy of your letter from the SVUSD Food Services Department for the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 school year, qualifying your student for reduced or free nutrition services. Please email the letter to Buspass@svusd.org. If you do not have a copy of this letter, please contact Food Services, at FOODSERVICES@svusd.org.

Annual bus pass sales begin June 3, 2019 and end July 5, 2019.

Replacement or Lost Passes

Linda Vista Elementary Only.

School Replacement/Lost Passes form and instructions.

 Non-receipt of bus pass must be reported by e-mail to the bus pass office within in 20 business days of applying for your bus pass. If parents do not notify bus pass within 20 business day from applying the bus pass will be considered lost/missing and the replacement form along with replacement fee must be paid to replace the bus pass. 

  1. Click e-mail bus pass. So arrangements can be made so your student can continue riding the bus until his replacement bus pass has been completed. If e-mail is not received your student will not be allowed to ride the bus.
  2. What to include in e-mail
    • Student first and last name.
    • Student six digit ID number if known.
    • School of attendance.
    • Subject: Bus pass replacement.
  3. Complete Replacement/lost bus pass form attached.

San Joaquin Elementary, La Paz Intermediate, Rancho Santa Margarite and Mission Viejo High School Replacement/Lost Passes.

Non-receipt of bus pass must be reported by e-mail to the bus pass office within in 20 business days of applying for your bus pass. If parents do not notify bus pass within 20 business day from applying the bus pass will be considered lost/missing and the replacement form along with replacement fee must be paid to replace the bus pass. 

  1. Click e-mail So arrangements can be made so your student can continue riding the bus until his replacement bus pass has been completed.
  2. What to include in e-mail
    • Student first and last name.
    • Student six digit ID number if known.
    • School of attendance.
    • Subject: Bus pass replacement.
  3. Complete Replacement bus pass form attached.

Eligibility Guidelines for Reduced or Free

Reduced income eligibility guidelines for reduced./uploaded/personal/5225/Reduced_Income_Eligibility_Guidelines_2018-2019.pdf

Free income eligibility guidelines cannot be posted. You must e-mail bus pass at buspass@svusd.org with student's first and last name, gross income from 1040 tax return and number of claimed dependents. You will be e-mailed back if you qualify for free.

Frequently Asked Questions

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