DELAYS & CANCELLATIONS

How do I sign up for bus delays and cancellations?

A.  STWDSTS offers a Subscription Service that will notify you via e-mail when your child’s bus has been cancelled or delayed.

BUSING

How do I opt my student out of bus transportation?

A.   Please complete the Opt-Out form if your child is eligible for transportation but will not require transportation services this year.

Please note that you can opt back in for transportation by calling 519-824-4119.

How long does it take to set up busing for my student?

A.  If you are new to the area or have recently moved, please contact your school to register your child or to change your address. Student Transportation does not amend or change student information over the phone for security reasons. New students will not receive transportation arrangements until they are registered at their home school. Please note that it could take up to three days for transportation to be arranged.

Can my student ride a bus?

A. Based on the eligibility policy of the Board where the student attends school, STWDSTS will arrange transportation to/from the student’s primary address unless otherwise notified by the school or parent/guardian.  To find out if your child is eligible for the bus, please click HERE.

Can I apply for courtesy transportation?

A. Courtesy will be offered in accordance with policy 017 – courtesy transportation.  Please visit the policy section for more info.

What school would my student attend?

A. To find out which school your child would attend, please click HERE.

My student left something on the bus, who do I contact?

A. If you know which bus company your child rides with, please contact the bus company directly.

As a parent/guardian, what are my responsibilities as related to transportation service?

A. Please click HERE for a comprehensive list of policies and responsibilities.

WEATHER

Who decides to cancel buses on weather days?

A.  The decision to cancel transportation is made by 6:15 a.m. in order to give all parents, bus drivers and schools sufficient notice. The decisions are based on a number of factors, including the actual weather and road conditions, as checked first-hand by designated Bus Operators in each area, weather predications made by Environment Canada, and information on road conditions from the local Road Superintendent.

For more information, visit HERE.

Where can I find inclement weather information affecting buses?

A.  Parents can check Bus Planner Web for bus cancellations and their school board website for school closures and procedures.  We offer a subscription service which will notify you via e-mail when your child’s bus has been cancelled or delayed.  Click HERE to subscribe!  Information will be posted daily on our homepage by 6:15 a.m.

For more information, visit HERE.

Who decides to close the schools on weather days?

A.  The decision to close schools resides with the school board.  Procedures, school closures and learning options can be found on your school board’s website.

Please click HERE for more information.

What Division does my student live in?

A. To find out which Division you reside in, please click HERE.

COVID-19

For COVID-19 Information: Click Here

SEPTEMBER BUSING INFORMATION

If you are new to the area please ensure your child is registered at their school as Student Transportation will not be accepting new student information over the phone for security reasons.

You can obtain your registered child’s September busing information by creating a new account through the Parent PortalIf you are waiting for busing information, please continue to check the Parent Portal for updates.  Once updated, you will see a start date that your child can begin taking the bus.  It can take 5-10 business days to assign your student to a bus.  We appreciate your patience. 

To read our STWDSTS Newsletter  Click Here


BUS DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS

We want to advise students and families that STWDSTS may encounter higher than normal rates of absence for school vehicle drivers. We know this can be challenging for families. Please remember to support your local school vehicle driver. If the driver is covering a late route and is not your regular driver, they have most likely already completed their regularly assigned route and are helping to make sure that your children can get to and from school safely.

To subscribe to bus delays and cancellations, please visit HERE.

For a full list of bus delays and cancellations, please visit HERE.


OPT OUT OF BUSING FOR SEPTEMBER 2022

STWDSTS has created an OPT-OUT form to assist parents and schools keep accurate records of students using the bus service.  If you do not intend to have your child use the school bus, please fill out this form.  If you require transportation in the future, you can simply reapply by contacting us.