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7/1/2020 12:59:00 PM
This site contains our Return to Learn plan for the 2020-21 school year.


Students who live two or more miles from McKinley are eligible to ride a district bus.  Questions about routes and schedules should be directed to the counseling office at 558-2351.   


SafeStop is the leading school bus tracking app that finally answers the question "Where's the bus?" by providing detailed vehicle information including its location and Expected Arrival Times at your bus stop.


New to SafeStop?

Just follow these easy instructions to get the app.

• Search “SafeStop” on your Apple or Android device to download the free app. You can also access SafeStop on the web at

• Select “Create Account”, enter your information, and search for your school or district using your ZIP/Postal Code.

• Locate and select Cedar Rapids Community School District from the list provided.

• Enter in at least one valid Student ID to complete your secure registration.

• If you don’t know your student’s ID number, please reach out to your school administration.


Returning User?

Welcome back! Now, let’s get your account back online.

Log in to your SafeStop account then click “Reactivate Your Account.” From there, just enter your postal code, select Cedar Rapids Community School District, and re-enter your Student IDs to successfully renew your account for the year.


Setting Up Your Account

• Once you log in to your account, select “Add A Bus Stop” and search using your home address. A list of routes with nearby bus stops will appear. Select the desired route and bus stop for your child’s morning and afternoon bus stop.

• If you have multiple children, repeat this process for each of their bus stops. Tap the check mark in the top-right corner to return to your Account home screen.

NOTE: SafeStop relies on information provided by the transportation department. Use the Report An App Issue feature to report inaccurate route information.


Using Your Account

• Each bus stop features a Bus Locator button and a Scheduled Arrival Time. In most cases, an Estimated Time of Arrival will appear once we confirm the route is being performed as planned.

• The Alerts & Messaging Center is located in the top right corner of the app, which contains messages and updates from your transportation department.


For additional help, email us at or call (800) 843-8936.

Report An App Issue: Tap the Settings Icon and select Report An App Issue.





These routes have been examined by the Traffic Engineering Division and have been determined to be the best routes for children to take when walking or biking to McKinley.