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School bus and taxi cancellations

To our families,

School buses and taxis are cancelled today Wednesday February 5, 2014. Transportation will not run this morning or this afternoon. School is open today.

If you bring your child to school and s/he normally takes the school bus you must also provide transportation home for your child today at 3:15 p.m. dismissal.

Morning entry times will be extended due to the conditions.

Please walk and drive safely this morning.

And yes, apparently spring is just over 7 weeks away. Until then, we continue to support each other through this prominent Canadian Winter with smiles.

Mr. Collins


Busing Information: Cancellations & what you need to know

For families of students who take the school bus, please see the information below should the buses ever need to be cancelled:

To ensure the safety of students, school bus service may be cancelled from time to time due to inclement weather, extreme temperatures and/or poor road conditions.  In these cases, parents and students should develop alternate care/transportation arrangements.

 Since some busing schedules begin by 7:00 a.m., cancellation decisions must be made by 6:00 a.m. to allow time to communicate this message to bus drivers.  Cancellation decisions will only be made after thorough consultation with the Safety Officers of school bus companies servicing York Region and are based on several factors including precipitation, air temperature, road conditions and weather forecast.

 Please note the following;

 A decision to cancel school bus service will be region-wide meaning all school buses, vans and taxis will not operate. 

  • School bus routes may be cancelled when severe weather may not be affecting all municipalities in York Region.  Both the YRDSB and YCDSB operate many regional educational programs.  Students attending these programs are transported over large attendance areas encompassing several municipal boundaries.  This limits the ability to cancel bus service using a municipality or zone methodology. 
  • Unless otherwise stated, schools will remain open and parents can make arrangements to transport their children to and from school even if school bus service is cancelled.  If buses are cancelled in the morning, they will not operate in the afternoon. Therefore students transported to school by parents will require the same transportation home.

 Parents, students and school staff are asked to access the following radio and television stations after 6:00 a.m. to receive bus cancellation information:


590 AM           640 AM           680 AM           860 AM           1010 AM         1050 AM

1540 AM         1580 AM


88.5 FM           89.9 FM           92.5 FM           93.1 FM           94.9 FM

95.9 FM           97.3 FM           98.1 FM           99.1 FM           99.9 FM          

101.1 FM         102.1 FM         104.5 FM         100.7 FM         107.1 FM



CITY TV     CTV Barrie     CFTO TV     CP24     GLOBAL NEWS

 A bus cancellation message will also be available at www.schoolbuscity.com and by calling 1-877-330-3001, or by following the YRDSB on twitter.

 Please note that school bus charters will not operate when home to school bus service is cancelled.

Busing information


To all families with students who ride the bus.

A new bus route will take effect the morning of Wednesday October 9, 2013.  Please ask your child for the note that will be sent home on Tuesday October 8, 2013 or visit the announcement from Student Transportation Services.

A new route will also be added after school that will begin on Tuesday October 15, 2013 as outlined on this announcement from Student Transportation Services .

If you have any questions, please contact:

Student Transportation Services of York Region
320 Bloomington Road West
Aurora, Ontario L4G 3G8
FAX: 905-713-2533

Information item: School buses

To our families,

We are aware that some of our school buses have been late during the afternoon runs recently. The delays were the result of mechanical issues and road construction. You can check to see if the school bus is late through the Late Bus Report Link. Know that no matter how late the bus is running, there will be one sent to our school to pick up your children and drop them off at their stops so please wait at that designated area for your child.

Student Transportation also advises the following:

To speak with a Transportation Planner for a specific school in York Region for information on Bus routes,Stop Locations ,Times, Late Arrivals ,Cancellations ,Eligibility ,Registering a complaint and safety and General information, please contact Student Transportation services of York Region at:

Student Transportation Services of York Region
320 Bloomington Road West
Aurora, Ontario L4G 3G8
FAX: 905-713-2533