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Bus Route and Drop Off/Pick Up Information

Dear Big Lake Schools Community,

In partnership with Vision Transportation, this year student bus route information is located in the Parent Portal and will not be mailed to homes as in previous years. Parent Portal will be a valuable resource for parents and legal guardians to access up to date information regarding their student's bus schedule, as well as a valuable communication tool. This year, we will be able to communicate directly with a single bus route via email, text, or phone message if a bus is running late. 

To Access Bus Route Information: 

  • Login to your  Parent Portal .
  • On the left hand side of the screen, push "More" (see attached photo).
  • Click "Transportation" to view bus route information for your students. 

Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures   

If you are driving your student to school, we encourage everyone to:

  • Have your student ready to go right away (shoes and coats on, backpack nearby, etc.) so they can exit the vehicle smoothly.
  • Follow the directions from our staff working pick up/drop off.
  • If you have students at Liberty and Independence, we encourage you to drop off/pick up students at Independence first. Morning drop off time at both buildings begins at 7:25 a.m. Middle School and High School drop off time begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • Be aware of your surroundings to ensure a safe environment for our students entering the buildings.

Please note, next Friday after 3:00 pm we will be updating any last minute changes to our bus routes. Should you have any questions, please email ( ) or call Vision Transportation directly.

We look forward to seeing students soon!


Allen Berg

Director of Community Education & Communication Services