The following are a number of frequently asked questions regarding the travel system.
How do I enter our travel information?
Login to MySchool
Click Travel System on the left hand navigation to enter your travel details for this travel period.
Video tutorial of how to enter travel data is available by visiting this link: http://screencast.com/t/ZVWxdTOXnn
Why is the cut-off date way before the actual travel time?
The cut-off date is usually 4 days before the leave date. Time is needed before the leave date to sort the travel and arrange the buses, as well as leave some time to edit leave time should it be necessary. Houseparents also need these days in order to confirm that the students in their house have travel plans and have time to follow up with those that do not.
How do I arrange my child’s travel after the cut-off has passed and I am locked out?
Email or phone reception: travelquestions@brentwood.bc.ca or call 250-743-5521
When will my child know what bus he/she is on?
By logging into MySchool, clicking on the ‘Travel System’ link on the left hand side of the page, then selecting the upcoming break. Your child’s leave time is listed under ‘Dropdown-time’. If there is no time showing, this means your child might be leaving early and the parent is then responsible for transportation.
What if I need my child to leave early/return late?
Approval must be given by the Houseparent and Marius Felix first at marius.felix@brentwood.bc.ca. Then it is the parents/guardians responsibility to arrange transportation to or from the airport/ferry etc.
How will I know if there is a bus for my child?
You can confirm that there is a bus by logging into MySchool and checking that a leave time from the school has been entered.
Why am I receiving numerous emails to enter my child’s travel information when I already have?
We apologize for this, but unfortunately MySchool sends reminders to all parents.
Why am I getting an email that my child’s travel has been changed?
If your child is leaving on the posted leave dates, a leave time from the School is entered by the travel department. When we ‘save’ this time an email is sent to the person who entered the travel information into MySchool. This is the system’s way of informing you that we have your child’s travel plans and that transportation is being arranged. You might receive more than one of these emails as there are times when we need to make changes to the leave time.
What do I do if my child’s flight is delayed?
Please contact Reception (1-250-743-5521) so that they can let the appropriate bus driver know to expect your child
What is a Red Saturday?
Red Saturdays are intentional "recovery days" for the students and staff. These weekends enable students to head home or to friends on Friday afternoon and return to school on Sunday evening. Those students who remain on campus get to enjoy a quiet day on campus to sleep in, catch up on school work and enjoy a Saturday without classes. A typical Red Saturday Routine is below. Hello Students and Staff, This weekend is a Red Saturday Weekend. Students who do not have scheduled school commitments may go on leave on Friday starting at 5 pm through prior arrangement with the House Parents. The last arts block on Friday (5-6 pm) will be canceled. Leave Bus Departure Times on Friday Buses load for Swartz Bay at 5 pm from Crooks Hall. Sign out with the Staff on Duty Buses load for Nanaimo at 5:15 pm from Crooks Hall. Sign out with the Staff on Duty Be on time. The buses will not wait! Red Saturday Schedule 9 - 9:45 am - Breakfast for all students on Campus 10 am - Sign into your houses. Mr. Burton is on Duty. His cell number is 250-216-9808 10 am - 12 noon- Study/quiet time in the houses 12 - 1 pm - Lunch 1 pm - 5:30 pm - Free time. Local Leave OK. 5:30 - 6:30 pm - Dinner 7:15 pm - Sign in at your house Regular Saturday evening sign ins to follow. Sunday will follow a regular Sunday Routine. Students returning to the school using the ferries on Sunday must be on the 7pm sailings.