Welcome Back 2023/2024


We understand the importance of keeping you informed about route changes and delays. That's why we utilize Stopfinder, a communication app that brings convenience and real-time updates right to your fingertips. With the Stopfinder App, you can stay connected and stay ahead.

Here's what you can expect with Stopfinder:

Know Your Child's Bus Schedule.
Stopfinder allows you to access and stay informed about the schedule of your child's bus. Say goodbye to uncertainty and stay on top of pick-up and drop-off times effortlessly.

Receive Push Notifications.
Never miss an important update again! Stopfinder delivers push notifications directly to your device, keeping you informed about any changes to your child's bus schedule. You'll stay in the loop and be prepared for any adjustments that may occur.

Real-Time Bus Location. 
With Stopfinder's GeoAlerts feature, you can create your own personalized alert zones. Receive real-time information about the location of your child's bus, ensuring you're always aware of its progress. It's an added layer of reassurance and peace of mind.

To Get Connected:

The transportation department will send an invitation to the email addresses on file for the student's contacts directly from Stopfinder. This invitation will provide you with instructions on how to get started and connect with the app. If you haven't received an invitation or need any assistance, please reach out to us by sending an email to transportation1@cvs.k12.mi.us. We're here to help and ensure you have a seamless experience with Stopfinder. To watch a quick video detailing the StopFinder features and a step-by-step guide visit: https://www.mytransfinder.com/mytf/videos/StopfinderApp.mp4 

*Please note, if a driver is briefly on a substitute bus, you will NOT be able to track the bus that day.  Feel free to call the transportation department with any question (586) 723-2160.

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InfoFinder Bus Stop Information Page: http://infofinderi.com/ifi/?cid=CVS2SS70D91S

Visit the InfoFinder page to locate a bus stop in relation to a home address, to see the district school boundary and the school's walk boundary. 

Visit the following link for information on how to use InfoFinder I /downloads/transportation/infofinder_walkthrough.pdf

If your questions are still unanswered, please contact the transportation department at 586-723-2160. 


In-District Transfers and School of Choicestudents are responsible for their own transportation. Transportation is NOT provided.

Ensuring Safe and Enjoyable School Transportation

The safety and well-being of our students are our top priorities. We are dedicated to transporting children to and from school and school activities in a secure environment, where compassion, caring, and courtesy prevail.

Our Impressive Fleet: With a fleet of 81 buses, we maintain a robust transportation system that caters to the needs of our students. Each vehicle is meticulously maintained by our team of skilled mechanics, ensuring their mechanical soundness and reliability. 

A Secure and Pleasant Journey: We want every student who rides our buses to feel safe, secure, and comfortable throughout their journey. Our drivers are trained professionals who prioritize the well-being of our students, fostering a warm and caring environment onboard. We strive to create a positive atmosphere where students can enjoy their bus ride and arrive at their destination with a smile.

Wishing You a Safe and Happy School Year: As another school year begins, we extend our best wishes for a safe and successful academic journey. We are dedicated to providing exceptional transportation services, ensuring that each student reaches their destination in a timely and secure manner.


Chippewa Valley Schools welcomes your family as a partner in ensuring all students have a safe, comfortable, and welcoming experience on the school bus! Students learn about bus safety throughout the year, however, families are encouraged to discuss bus safety with children regularly. See the Quick Access Links for detailed information.

Walk Zones

Chippewa Valley Schools offer bus transportation for students who are residents in our district who attend our schools, with the exception of those within walk zones. Each of our schools has a walk zone - this is an area that is close to the school where transportation is not provided (typically 1.5 miles or less). Students with disabilities may have transportation services as part of their education plan, and the walk zone would not apply. 

Crossing Guards

Each of our K-8 schools have a crossing guard present during arrival and dismissal times. Before the year begins, you will receive information from us with drop off and pick up instructions, which will include the location of the crossing guard. 

Bus Routes

For students eligible for bus transportation, route and bus information will be visible in in the Stopfinder app. 

High School And Middle School Bus Stops

These stops are placed at main road and subdivision entrances.  These stops are established through consideration of safety and efficiency of operations relating to bell times, and the continuance of route pickups and drop-offs related to middle school and elementary schools.

Transportation Requests

Student safety and security is a primary concern for our District. Please be aware that as a rule, we do not allow alternate bus stops, special requests.Students cannot ride with friends to accommodate social or travel schedules. Notes from parents are not accepted as permission to ride or alter any District transportation schedule or stop. Due to the 11,000+ students we transport daily, it is impossible to receive and approve late notices of an emergency change. Parents are responsible for the safety of their students to and from all District bus stops appropriate to your route. The Transportation Director must be contacted and approve any change that may occur in an emergency. This is done to protect and account for each student who is eligible to ride a District School Bus. 

In order to be as efficient as possible, it is important for us to know who will require Pupil Transportation services. If we assume every eligible student will ride the bus we will have many more bus routes than necessary. Therefore, we ask that you help us as we plan out routes for the coming school year by letting us know whether or not you will require transportation services. To do so, please complete the Transportation Request Form that is provided during Enrollment or complete any Transportation forms that are included in the PowerSchool parent portal. 

Who's Who in Pupil Transportation

Transportation Department Phone Number:  586-723-2160

 Email: Transportation Email

  • Tracy Chapman, Director of Pupil Transportation. Contact Tracy with any pupil transportation concerns including mapping/addressing, boundaries, routing/planning, new hires. Email: tchapman@cvs.k12.mi.us
  • Sherry Kuebler, Transportation Coordinator. Contact the transportation department for any CLP, Early Childhood routing information, parent or student concerns, bus stop questions, driver compliments/complaints, new students or general questions relating to the Pupil Transportation Department. Email: skuebler@cvs.k12.mi.us
  • Monique Raines, Transportation Coordinator Communications & Scheduling.  Contact Monique for any bus stop questions, shuttle or work experience schedules, field trips, students or general questions relating to the Pupil Transportation Department. Email: mraines@cvs.k12.mi.us
  • Michelle Mador, Transportation Dispatcher. Contact Michelle regarding driver concerns/compliments, late or early buses, general questions relating to the Pupil Transportation Department. Email: mmador@cvs.k12.mi.us
  • Julie Belanger, Transportation Secretary. Contact  for vendor purchases, general invoice related questions or general questions relating to the Pupil Transportation Department.   Email: jbelanger@cvs.k12.mi.us
  • April Isola, Transportation Clerk Contact April regarding field trip invoicing, transportation request forms including kindergarten forms or general questions relating to the Pupil Transportation Department. Email: aisola@cvs.k12.mi.us