FirstView Parent App

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FirstStudent is launching FirstView®, a bus tracking and parent communications app for your smartphone or desktop. FirstView® helps districts and parents better manage the moving pieces during the hectic before-and after-school rush by providing up-to-the-minute bus information. FirstView®is packed with helpful features including estimated bus arrival time, opt-in district messaging regarding delays or issues, customizable alerts and built-in customer support. Here’s how to get started!

1. Download the FirstView® Parent App
Go to (Desktop version) or find FirstView® in the App Store or Google Play. Follow the instructions to download the app to your smartphone.

Apple App Store

Google Play Store

2. Set Up Your Profile
Open the FirstView® app from your homescreen and begin the registration process. You’ll be asked to:

  • Select State/Province
  • Select District

Learn more about the FirstView® app.

3. Follow a Stop

Enter FirstView applicable School Code for your student or area:
Name School Code
South Area Meal Routes G4QQ
West Area Meal Routes A4VJ
North Area Meal Routes KB8Y
East Area Meal Routes MQCT
Drop Off Site, search for the stop nearest to you, select time

Once you select “Done,” your stop will automatically appear on your Profile under Student Stops and on your FirstView® map. You may track multiple students.

4. Set Notifications
Go to Settings and select “Notification Settings” to turn on notifications. From this screen, you also can add email recipients, edit your Profile or add another student. Alerts and notifications from your district will appear under Notifications in the menu.
(Please note: To receive push notifications, you must allow your mobile device to receive notifications from the FirstView® app. You can confirm/update your settings within your phone’s app settings.)

5. Set-Up Time and Distance Alerts
To set up alerts for when the bus is a certain time or distance away from the stop, go to Profile and select your student. You can set alerts for both A.M. and P.M. dispatch.

6. Ask for Help or Give Suggestions
FirstView® provides a dedicated customer support team Monday through Friday to assist you:

  • Call toll-free 888-889-8920 from 7:00 a.m. ET to 5:00 p.m. ET;
  • Email Customer Support at; or
  • Use the in-app “!” button (right corner) to provide feedback.

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