FirstView™ Parent App

In continued partnership with our transportation provider, First Student, we have launched FirstView™, a bus tracking and transportation communications app for your smartphone or computer.

The FirstView™ App Provides:

  • Live Tracking – The FirstView™ map screen shows you the live location and direction of your student’s bus, your student’s stop schedule for the current day and timestamps for school arrivals and departures.
  • Predictive Stop Arrival Times – Analyzing route and real-time GPS data, we determine an estimated time of arrival to your stop provided on the FirstView™ map.
  • Custom Alerts & Messages – The app can be set-up to notify you when your child’s bus is a chosen distance from your stop.
  • Additional User Notifications – Connect up to three additional email accounts to receive email alerts. This is a great feature for grandparents or caregivers.
  • 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.
  • Secure & Easy Access – FirstView™ requires a password-protected account, along with your student’s ID number and a system-generated PIN code for app setup. This way, only you can view your student’s stop.

Get Started

  1. Download the free app by searching “FirstView” in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, or use the desktop version here. For your convenience, you can click here for Apple or click here for Google.
  2. Open the app (or the desktop site) and select Yes to receive push notifications.
  3. Select “Register” to fill out your information on the registration screen, including creating a password for yourself.
  4. Check your email for a message from First Student, and click the link there to confirm your account.
  5. Re-open the app (or return to the desktop site), select “Illinois” for state, select “Glenbard D87” for your district, select ‘East, West, North or South for your school) and enter the email address and password you entered in Step 3 above.
  6. Review and scroll through the message there, and select “Tap Here to Add a New Student”.
  7. Again, enter the state, district and school information from Step 5 above.
  8. For Student ID, enter your child’s Glenbard District 87 Student ID.
  9. For Security Code, enter the Security Code that has been provided, and click “Done”! 
    Note: If you haven’t received a Security Code and/or don’t know your child’s Glenbard District 87 Student ID, please contact your student’s school (East, West, North or South) and ask to speak with the assistant principal of operations.
  10. Begin using the app.

Do you Have Multiple Students Who Ride Buses with Glenbard District 87?

You should receive information for each student, with their login credentials. To add them, select the navigation icon in the upper left corner of the app, then select “Profile,” and “Add a Student I.D.” From there, repeat steps 6-10 above, with their information, to add each additional student.

Encountering Issues with the App?

Go to the app and select the circle with the (!) inside, and submit all feedback for support.

Additional Notes:

  • To add up to three email notification recipients, select the navigation icon in the upper left, select settings, select notification recipients, and then type in name and email address.
  • The app updates automatically every 15-30 seconds. 
  • For additional frequently asked questions, select the navigation icon in the upper left, select Help, and select F.A.Q.