Here Comes the Bus!

The Newton Community School District covers 195 square miles, which includes the communities of Kellogg, Lambs Grove, and Newton.  Our Transportation Department takes great pride in assuring students a safe and reliable ride to and from school and school events.  We are happy to announce the adoption of an innovative mobile device app and website entitled Here Comes the Bus.

Here Comes the Bus allows you to view the real-time location of your child's school bus on your smartphone, tablet or computer.  With it, you will have the information you need to send your children to the bus stop at just the right time, helping to protect them from inclement weather or other issues, and know when their bus is heading back at the end of the school day.

Here Comes the Bus is free to use, and tracking features are:

  • Shows the real-time location of your child's bus on a map
  • Gives scheduled and actual arrival times at home and school for bus routes
  • Provides push and email notifications when the bus is near

You can use Here Comes the Bus in one of two ways:

  1. Download the mobile app by visiting the App Store or Google Play and search for "Here Comes the Bus" (the app is available in English, Spanish, and French)
  2. Visit the website from your computer or tablet

Once you have the app or website open, follow the steps below to set up an account to track your child's school bus:

  1. Click the "Sign Up" button
  2. Enter the code for NCSD - 29117 - and click "Next" followed by "Confirm"
  3. Complete the "User Profile" section, including setting up your password
  4. Under "My Students" click "Add," and enter your child's last name and student ID number
    1. You can find your student's ID number in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal (click on TODAY)

Once you confirm your information, your account is set and you are ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!

Should you have any questions, please contact the NCSD Transportation Office at 641.792.4493 or email

If you need to contact Here Comes the Bus customer support, please go to:

You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Your email address
  • Your school code
  • Your issue/question

Here Comes the Bus is powered by Synovia Solutions, makers of the GPS-tracking technology used by the Newton Community School District to increase safety and cost savings as it relates to our school bus fleet.