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Transportation Information for September

posted Jun 22, 2015, 11:11 AM by deanna.pinsent@ocsb.ca

Transportation Route Schedules

 The OSTA website www.ottawaschoolbus.ca has a feature called “Stop Locator”. This feature allows parents to access bus stop information in mid-August for their children, when it will be updated, with the upcoming school year’s bus route schedules. The “Stop Locator” feature shows pick up and/or drop off time(s), bus stop and route information for eligible students who are assigned to regular “yellow school bus” service. 

School Bus Safety Awareness Day (First Time Rider Program)

 OSTA, in conjunction with other area school boards and school bus operators, will conduct a safety program for first-time school bus riders on Sunday August 30, 2015. If you are interested in having your child(en) attend this important program, please check the OSTA website in early July for program date and registration information at www.ottawaschoolbus.ca. All students are welcome to attend.

 Transportation Changes During the Summer Months 

 Please note that the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority will be open during the summer months, from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  Parents are encouraged to contact OSTA directly during the summer months with any questions or changes to their children’s address or caregiver information or other transportation questions.  

 Courtesy Seating for Students Not Eligible for Transportation

 Students who do not meet the distance eligibility requirement may apply for an empty seat on the school bus. The “Application for Access to Empty Seats on School Bus Vehicles” form is available in the OSTA website at http://www.ottawaschoolbus.ca/policies/empty-seat-provision.  It is the responsibility of the school principal to administer the empty seat provision at her/his school. School principals are authorized to assign empty seats on school bus vehicles to students not eligible for busing, serving their schools after October 1.