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Student Transportation

Student Transportation?Student??Transportation Services (STS) is a joint venture between the catholic and public school boards in York Region.

For information on bus routes, stop locations, times, late arrivals, cancellation, eligibility, registering a complaint, safety and general information, please visit the?Student Transportation Services website or contact the York Region Student Transportation Services School Bus Information Line at 1-877-330-3001, accessible 24 hours a day.

Active and Safe Routes to School??is a partnership between the catholic and public school boards in York Region and the Region of York.??

Late or Cancelled Transportation (Bus & Taxi)

Want to check is your bus is on schedule? A late bus report is available on the STS website.??

Transportation will be cancelled by 6:30 a.m. if road conditions are unsafe or are expected to deteriorate significantly by the time students are to be bused home.

Schools will remain open unless otherwise stated, even when buses have been cancelled.

To find out if transportation is cancelled, check:
    • the Board website
    • the @YRDSB?Twitter account
    • the Student Transportation Services’ (STS) website or hotline: 1-877-330-3001
    • school websites
    • radio and TV media outlets
The Board is unable to cancel transportation in select areas or along select routes. ?Due to the integration of school bus routes across York Region, busing may have to be cancelled even if severe weather is affecting only portions of York Region.
If buses run in the morning, they must run in the afternoon. If buses are cancelled in the morning, they do not run in the afternoon. If you drive your child to school, or your child takes alternate transportation, you must make arrangements for your child to get home at the end of the day.?
Note:??At all times?students should be aware of an alternative place to go should bus service be cancelled or delayed, or should schools be forced to close due to an emergency. For further detailed information on the York Region District School Board’s Student Transportation?Policy and Procedure #680.0.
Learn more about inclement weather by visiting the Extreme Weather Conditions webpage.?

Bus Safety

Students riding school buses must observe the following procedures:
  • Be at the bus stop five minutes before scheduled pick up.
  • Keep well away from the road until the bus has stopped. Do not?go toward the bus until it has stopped.
  • Watch for the bus driver’s signal before crossing the road. Look both ways and then cross the road.
  • Board the bus quickly using the handrail and go directly to your seat.
  • Remain?seated while the bus is in motion.
  • Do not eat or drink on the bus as these are prohibited.
  • Keep the aisle clear of books, knapsacks, lunch bags and other items.
  • Keep windows closed unless the driver permits you to open them and never put hands, arms, head or legs out of the window.
  • Never throw anything inside the bus or out of the window.
  • Talk quietly, so as not to distract the driver.
  • Use?respectful?language.?

Shouting, horseplay and fighting are strictly prohibited; students engaging in these activities will have their bus privileges suspended.

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