MyStop

About Garden City Schools My Bus Stop

With Garden City Schools My Bus Stop, parents, guardians and students know where their school bus is and what time it will show up at their home stop — all from a smart phone, mobile device or computer.

For the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year this will only affect those student riders who attend Plymell, Bernadine Sitts, Kenneth Henderson, and Garden City High School.  Starting in the 2018-2019 school year each student rider will be issued a scan card.

Garden City Schools My Bus Stop graphically displays the school bus' location on a map, as well as the estimated time of arrival (ETA) to your student’s bus stop. The school bus' location is automatically updated and the ETA is recalculated to accommodate any delays due to traffic while in route.

Garden City Schools My Bus Stop is available as either a web application or as an app for iPhone and Android smartphones. The web application allows users of other devices, including personal computers, to access the information via a web browser.

Install the App 
MyStop

To install the app, simply visit the Google Play Store (for Android) or the Apple Store (for iOS), and search for "VersaTrans My Stop" or log-in via the web at My Stop. Make sure you select Garden City Schools when prompted.

To log in:

Contact your student’s school for your username and password.


 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Garden City Schools My Bus Stop?

What are the benefits?

Who can use it?

Does it cost anything?

How can I get the My Bus Stop app?

What bus routes will I see when I login?

Where do I find my child's bus stop location?  

How often is the information updated?

How early can I begin to track my child’s bus?

What if I have more than one child riding the bus?

Is Garden City Schools My Bus Stop for home to school and school to home only?

Can I change my password?

Can I use the app to request or withdraw from bus service?

Can My Bus Stop send push notifications?

What is the SCANS tab?

Who should I contact with questions?

What is Garden City Schools My Bus Stop?

Garden City Schools My Bus Stop is a mobile app which provides parents access to bus arrival time information. Using Verizon's network, it accesses GPS data and provides information regarding the estimated time of arrival to their child’s bus stop.

What are the benefits of using Garden City Schools My Bus Stop?

Garden City Schools My Bus Stop gives parents, guardians, and students the ability to know, thanks to GPS geolocation, estimates about what time the bus will arrive at each student’s designated stop. The application will zoom directly to the student’s bus in a graphical display (i.e. Google) along with the estimated time of arrival (ETA). The app will also indicate if the bus is running on time. Families may find this useful, for example, during inclement weather.

Who can use Garden City Schools My Bus Stop?

Garden City Schools My Bus Stop is freely available to all families of students transported from home to school and back by Garden City Schools.

Does it cost anything to download or use Garden City Schools My Bus Stop?

No. Our vendor, Versatrans, provides a free app that can be downloaded to a smart phone or similar mobile device.

How can I get the My Bus Stop app?

Download the Google Play Android version. Download the iTunes iPhone version. You can also login to My Bus Stop on the web for arrival information.

Be sure to select Garden City Schools as your district during app set up.

What bus routes will I see when I login?

Garden City Schools My Bus Stop displays your students' bus route information from home to school and school to home. The tool does not track field trip, activity buses or bus activity taking place between school and other locations.

Where do I find my child's bus stop location?

Bus stop look up information can be found in Family Access or at our Bus Stop Lookup Tool

How often is the information on the app updated?

The bus’s location is automatically updated and the ETA is recalculated to accommodate any delays due to traffic along the route. The ETA provided is generally accurate within a few minutes, though there are some locations where information will be delayed between Verizon towers.

How early can I begin to track my child’s bus?

Information for your child’s bus route is available beginning 20 minutes prior to the start of the route.

What if I have more than one child riding the bus?

If you have multiple children transported by Garden City Schools, simply login* and you will receive access to all of your children’s bus information. Sibling names will appear on a drop down menu within the application. Bus routing is specific to each student.


Contact your school for your username and password for logging into the MyStop app.

Is Garden City Schools My Bus Stop for home to school and school to home only? For example, if a student has transportation between schools/programs during the day, will My Bus Stop show those routes?

Garden City Schools My Bus Stop reflects bus route information from home to school and school to home only.

Can I change my password?

We would prefer if you change your password.  Just know that if you forget your password, you will not have access to your account until our staff can change the password back to the standard password.

Can I use the application to request or withdraw from bus service?

No. The application does not allow messages from the users to the District. To apply for or withdraw from transportation service, you must come to the Transportation Department to fill out a request.  Another option would be to download the busing request located on Transportation Department’s webpage, complete the request, and then either email it back to our department at jmorris@gckschools.com or bring the completed form to the Transportation Department.

Can My Bus Stop send push notifications?

Yes. The Transportation Department staff can send push notifications to parents when deemed appropriate.

There is a SCANS tab on my phone app and webpage. What is this for?

With My Stop SCANS, parents can opt-in to view when and where their students scan on and off the bus with a Garden City Schools My Stop card.

Who should I contact with questions?

Contact the Transportation Department at 620-805-8750 or email us at transportation-distribution@gckschools.com.

Our team is available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each school day.