Bus Routes

New Feature Available for DATTCO Buses

We are pleased to share an enhanced feature related to the transportation services provided by DATTCO for students in Regional School District 8.  Parents & families are now able to monitor the progress of the bus that transports their child(ren) to and from school in real time using a computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.  In order to access this service, parents/guardians will need to register with their child(ren)’s student ID number (found in Powerschool Parent Portal), create a profile, and follow the instructions provided below.  Please note that the monitoring of bus progress will be restricted to the families of students riding their assigned bus.  

This service is only available for DATTCO buses at this time.  It is not available for EASTCONN transportation services or any other transportation provider utilized by the district.  


Detailed instructions and resources on how to access student ID numbers in PowerSchool and utilize this feature can be found below The page also contains a link to a form for questions/comments.
Transportation Question/Comment Form

RHAM Parent/Legal Guardian “MY RIDE K-12” App Setup Instructions

*Note: You will need your student’s ID number which can be found in the web version of powerschool parent portal under the demographic information button

  1. Download the My Ride K-12 app from the App Store or Google Play Store by searching “My Ride K-12”
  2. Click on “Sign up” under the login screen
  3. Click allow or don’t allow regarding notifications from the popup
  4. Next click the Continue button regard the use of the app (information is only shared between the school district and Dattco) from the next popup
  5. Complete the registration form with your email address, student’s given first name, student’s family last name, and create a password then click on “Sign up”.
  6. You will receive an email with a verification code to complete the signup process. Check your junk folder if necessary.
  7. Enter the code received in your email from the email into the app
  8. Add your district use the following as the district name “CT Region 8”
  9. Click on the “School Icon” and then Click the “Select Button”
  10. Click the blue button “Add Student”
  11. Use your student’s school ID number (which can be found in the web version of powerschool parent portal under the demographic information button) and click the next button
  12. Enter your student’s date of birth and click the next button
  13. Verify the Student Found and the add student button
  14. Click on “Add another” if you need to add another student or select Back to Student
  15. Click on “Details” and then “Schedule” to view bus information.
  16. Click on the “AM” or “PM” ride to view details.(this is where you will see bus number(s) and pick up/drop off addresses).
  17. For GPS location: From the “My Students” screen, click on “Bus Location.” This is where you will be able to track the school bus on a map. Please note that there may be an approximate 3 minute delay on what is seen on the map and the actual bus location. You will also be able to see an estimated time of arrival. This time may change throughout the bus route. 
  18. To see when the gps location was last updated, you can click on the school bus and the time of the last update will appear. Note: You may see a “No Status Available” notification, this will appear when there is a  temporary loss of gps signal and is usually reset within a minute or two. 

RHAM Parent/Legal Guardian “MY RIDE K-12” Website Setup Instructions

*Note: You will need your student’s ID number which can be found in the web version of powerschool parent portal under the demographic information button

  1. Enter the website via a browser on a computer, laptop, or tablet https://ctdattcorsd8.myridek12.tylerapp.com/ 
  2. Click on “Register” under the login screen
  3. Complete the registration form and click on “Submit”.
  4. You will receive an email to complete the registration process. Check your junk folder if necessary.
  5. Click “here” in your email as instructed to complete your registration.
  6. My Ride K-12 will notify you that registration is complete.
  7. Click on “login” and use your credentials to login.
  8. You will be prompted to link a student. Click “Find Student”.
  9. Use your student’s school ID number (which can be found in the web version of powerschool parent portal under the demographic information button) and their date of birth.
  10. Verify the Student Found by clicking the word “Link”.
  11. Click on “Find Another” if you need to add another student or select “Done”.
  12. Click on “My Students” to view your linked students.
  13. Click on “Details” and then “Schedule” to view bus information.
  14. Click on the “AM” or “PM” ride to view details.(This is where you will see bus number(s) and pick up/drop off addresses. 
  15. For GPS location: From the “My Students” screen, click on “Bus Location.” This is where you will be able to track the school bus on a map. Please note that there may be an approximate 3 minute delay on what is seen on the map and the actual bus location. You will also be able to see an estimated time of arrival. This time may change throughout the bus route. 
  16. To see when the gps location was last updated, you can click on the school bus and the time of the last update will appear. Note: You may see a “No Status Available” notification, this will appear when there is a  temporary loss of gps signal and is usually reset within a minute or two. 
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