Using the FirstView App
In partnership with our transportation provider, First Student, the New Hope-Solebury School District utilizes FirstView®, a bus tracking and parent communications app for your smartphone or desktop. The app enables families to stay informed regarding your children's transit on our buses and alerts you if the bus is running late. It will also notify you when your child's bus arrives at home and school.
Live Tracking: The FirstView map screen shows you the location and direction of your student's bus, your student's stop schedule for the current day and timestamps for school arrivals and departures. You'll know when the bus arrives or departs from school.
Predictive Stop Arrival Times: Analyzing route and real-time GPS data, it determines an estimated time of arrival to your stop provided on the FirstView® map. The app is designed to provide parents with a better guideline for bus location and ETA. Students should still be at their assigned bus stop 10 minutes prior to the estimated or scheduled arrival time.
Custom Alerts and Messages: Enables you to setup push or email notifications alerting you when your student's bus is a chosen distance or number of minutes away from your stop.
Multi-Stop View: Buses for all your students can be tracked with FirstView®. Using individual colors for each student, every selected stop appears on the map simultaneously for easy viewing.
Additional User Notifications: Connect up to three additional email accounts (including your own) to receive email alerts. This is a great feature for grandparents or caregivers!
Available in Multiple Languages: English, French (Canadian), Spanish, Vietnamese, Oromo, Chinese, Amharic, Tagalog, Somali, Tigrinya are available based on your phone's language settings.
Secure and Easy Access FirstView® requires a password-protected account for app set-up. This way, only you can view your student's stop!
To download the app, please go to www.firstviewapp.com. Additional information is available below.