About the Program
Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, all eligible riders are required to register to ride the bus and carry a badge (card).
This program is designed to enhance bus rider safety by giving the Transportation Department the ability to track when and where each student gets on and off a district school bus. The District partnered the company called Zonar to provide the badges (bus pass cards) for the program. Students must carry this badge with them to ride the school bus. It will be scanned as students enter and exit the bus, recording the badge number, location and time. Select district staff and parents will have access to this information. Parents can view ridership information by using Zonar’s ridership alerts app. View the app details below for registration instructions.
In October, bus drivers will issue the bus pass badges along with lanyards and backpack straps to students currently riding a district school bus.
Fall 2022 Parent Letter
How to Register a Student for DDSD Bus Services
All bus riders must be registered in order to ride a DDSD school bus. To register your student please complete the online registration form below. If you need help completing the form please contact the Transportation Office at 503-256-6526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent/Guardian Account for Bus Pass
To view your child’s ridership activity, begin by registering for an account account.
The registration process requires entering the RFID# located on the back of their badge. Once registered, you can view your child’s activity either online at www.zpassplus.com or with the Zonar app.
The app is available to download from both the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Students will receive their initial bus pass badge free of charge. In the event of a lost badge, the student or parent will need to immediately call the Transportation office at (503) 256-6526 to request a replacement. The first replacement is free, however additional replacements may result in a $3 fee. Students who lose their badge will be required to get a temporary pass each day from the school office until they receive a replacement badge.
Students who arrive at the bus stop in the morning without their bus pass will be allowed to ride the bus to their school. However, in order to ride the bus home in the afternoon, they will need to get a temporary bus pass at the school office. Please help us by making sure that your student has their badge when they head to the bus stop each morning.
Opt Out of Tracking
The badge serves as a bus pass for all students using district provided transportation services. All riders are required to carry one. Participation in the electronic tracking portion of the program is not mandatory but highly encouraged by the District. Parents, as well as students age 14 and older, may opt out of the electronic tracking feature by completing the Bus Pass Electronic Tracking Opt Out Form.
Opt Out Forms
Translations coming soon
- Chinese: DDSD Bus Pass Tracking Opt Out Form
- English: DDSD Bus Pass Tracking Opt Out Form
- Russian: DDSD Bus Pass Tracking Opt Out Form
- Somali: DDSD Bus Pass Tracking Opt Out Form
- Spanish: DDSD Bus Pass Tracking Opt Out Form
- Vietnamese: DDSD Bus Pass Tracking Opt Out Form
Turn in completed forms to your student’s school or the Transportation Office (2904 SE 122nd or email@example.com). It is important to note that even if you elect to opt out of the electronic tracking portion of the program, your student will still need to use their bus pass to get on the school bus.
Questions or Concerns?
Contact the DDSD Transportation Office at 503-256-6526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.