2021-22 sǝnsisyustǝn School Bus Consent Form
The primary service of this bus is to students attending sənsisyustən School. The bus provides service to other students who are First Nations status, living on IR 9 or 10, and attending Chief Tomat, Constable Neil Bruce and Mount Boucherie. The school bus will have designated stops located on the reserve.

Parents are required to read and discuss the following with their children to ensure they understand the school bus transportation requirements for them to safely ride the bus.

SD 23 provides buses to the areas and the students not covered by our bus. If your child no longer requires school bus transportation, we ask that you contact Transportation Services at 250-870-5151 or email transportation@sd23.bc.ca

Passenger Requirements:
1. Parents and caregivers must assess their child daily for symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other infectious respiratory disease before sending them to school. If a child has any symptoms, they must not ride the bus or attend school.
2. Students in Grades 4 to 12 are required to wear non-medical masks or face covering when they are loading, unloading and riding on the school bus. Students in Grades K to 3 are encouraged to wear a non-medical mask or face covering on school buses but are not required to do so.
3. If the grade 4 through 12 student is not wearing a mask or is not willing to wear a mask, they may be denied access onto the school bus.
4. Students should clean their hands before and after taking the bus. Hand sanitizer is available and students may use upon loading or unloading the school bus.
5. All students will have assigned seats and may not switch or move seats unless permitted to do so by the driver.
6. Only registered riders may be transported on the school bus, no guest passengers are permitted to ride.
7. Other than a student's water bottle, food or beverages may not be consumed while riding on the school bus and lunch/snacks must remain in the students backpack or lunch kit.
8. Students shall be at the bus stop 10 minutes before the designated pick up time.

School Bus Drivers will do their best to arrive within a few minutes of the pick up or drop off time indicated however, during the first week you could expect to see fluctuations in the bus schedule until a routine is developed and the driver can further confirm pick up and drop off times at the bus stop.

Students must be five years of age or older to ride the bus. Non registered riders will not be permitted to ride the bus.

Parents / guardians who wish sənsisyustən students to get off at a different stop than the one registered need to contact the school thirty minutes prior to the student leaving. Changes cannot be made once the student is on the bus.

Remember, riding the school bus is a privilege, not a right, and students can be removed for their behavior. Such removal will be at the discretion of the sənsisyustən Principal or other designated WFN employee.

I hereby give my permission for my child to receive transportation from Westbank First Nation staff members through the use of licensed drivers and vehicles.

In consideration of and in return for the services, facilities, and other assistance provided to my child by Westbank First Nation, I release and hold harmless Westbank First Nation, its officers and staff, from any and all liability, claims, and actions that may arise from injury or harm to my Child, from his/her death or from damage to his/her property in connection with the Program.

I understand that this Consent Form covers liability, claims, and actions caused entirely or in part by any acts or failures to act of Westbank First Nation, its officers and staff, including, but not limited to, negligence or mistake.

I further agree to save and hold harmless, indemnify, and defend Westbank First Nation, its officers and staff, from any claim by my Child or my Child’s family, arising out of my Child’s participation in the Program.

I recognize that this Consent Form means I am giving up, among other things, rights to sue Westbank First Nation, its officers and staff, for injuries, damages, or losses my Child may incur.

I also understand that this release binds my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, as well as myself.

Information listed on this form will not be shared with any other parties.
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Email *
Student first and last name *
Status Number *
School Attending *
Home Address *
Bus Stop
Allergies or other medical conditions that may require immediate attention
Parent / Guardian Name *
Phone Number *
Emergency Contact Name (different than above) *
Phone Number *
Second Emergency Contact Name (optional)
Phone Number
I acknowledge that Westbank First Nation has recommended that I obtain independent legal advice with respect to executing this Consent Form, and that I am over 18 years of age and have either obtained such independent legal advice or have independently determined I do not require such advice. I further acknowledge and agree that I fully understand the nature and effect of this Consent Form and am executing it of own free will and with full capacity to do so.
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