For children, walking to school can be an easy way to incorporate more physical activity into their day! Allowing your child to participating in active transportation, including the Walking School Bus, can help your family feel more comfortable with the idea of walking to school.

Walking to school can help your child to better concentrate when they are in class, build their social skills, allow them to become street smart, gain self-confidence and a sense of responsibility, and become more independent.

For more information please refer to our Fact Sheet.

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Walking School Bus Leaders

The WSB leaders are recruited, screened, insured, trained, managed and paid by STWDSTS.

Additionally, WSB leaders are provided with Emergency First Aid – CPR C – AED training via St. John’s Ambulance and have undergone a Vulnerable Sector Check.

If you are interested in becoming a walking school bus leader, please email your resume to [email protected]

Walking School Bus Basic Expectations


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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.

Starting the last 2 weeks of August, you can obtain your registered child’s September busing information by creating a new account through the Parent Portal.  If you already have a Parent Portal subscription from previous years, you will be able to access your child’s September busing information during the last 2 weeks of August through your Parent Portal Subscription.

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The Annual First Rider Program is presented by the Operator’s Association each August just before school begins. It provides first time riders and their families with an introduction to school bus riding procedures and safety through a videotape presentation, a question and answer session, and a bus ride for the family. It is a free program open to both riders and children who walk to school. Registration details with dates, times and locations are provided in May to all schools and the local media.

Registration is now open.  Click Here for more details!


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.