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  • The mission of the Gulfport School District is to inspire each student to become a problem solver, lifelong learner, and productive member of society. 

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    Dear Parents: 
    In continued partnership with our transportation provider, First Student, Gulfport School District is piloting FirstView, a bus tracking and parent communications app for your smartphone or desktop.

    •    Live Tracking
    The FirstYiew map screen shows you the location and direction of your student's bus, for both morning and afternoon trips. FirstYiew also provides caregivers with confirmation when the trip is complete.
    •    Customizable Bus Proximity Notifications
    With FirstView, you set up a geofence around your location and are alerted when the bus enters the geofence. The geofence size and alert times are customizable, so parents are in control of their notifications. Students should still be at their assigned bus stop 10 minutes prior to the scheduled arrival time.
    •    Custom Alerts and Messages
    Set up push or email notifications alerting you when your student's bus enters the geofence. Connect up to three additional email accounts (including your own) 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 FirstYiew. Using individual colors for each student, the bus assigned to each student's route appears on the map in the same color as the student for easy viewing.
    •    Secure and Easy Access
    FirstView requires a password-protected account for app set-up. This way, only you can view your student's stop! These codes are provided by your district/school.
    •    Dedicated Customer Support
    We are here to help you. Whether you are having trouble getting started with FirstYiew, not seeing correct data or have an idea to make FirstYiew better, we want to hear from you! 

    Contact FirstView Monday - Friday (Support provided in English only):

    •    Calling the toll-free phone number 888-889-8920 from 7:00 a.m. EST to 5:00 p.m. EST 
    •    Emailing Customer Support at support(
    •    Using the in-app "r21" button to provide feedback

    For more information and to download the app, please go to

    Sincerely, Dr. Joshua Broussard, Principal

    First Student, Gulfport School District is piloting FirstView, a bus tracking and parent communications app


  • Gulfport School District

     P. O. Box 220 ∙ Gulfport, MS 39502-0220


    Dear Parents/Guardians,


    The Gulfport School District would like to know how well you think your child’s school is doing. Please take a moment to complete the online survey. The survey should only take you approximately 15 minutes to complete.

    This survey is located on the district's website ( and may be accessed by clicking the GSD Parent and Student Surveys link on the District's home page. Please select your child’s school from the list under Parent Surveys.

    If you do not have Internet access and would like to complete the survey, you may come to the school to complete the survey or a paper survey can be provided for you.



    GSD Comprehensive Needs Survey link

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