First-Time Rider Safety Program

The First-Time Rider Safety Program (previously known as School Bus Orientation Day) is a safety program provided by Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS) and the local school bus operators to assist parents and first time riders in understanding the importance of school bus safety.  It helps students and their parents feel more comfortable riding a school bus before the first day of school.

Parents of all first-time riders are encouraged to bring their children to the free sessions, which will feature a classroom presentation on school bus safety, including a special video and a demonstration on a school bus.  School bus company safety officers and bus drivers will talk to the children and their parents about safely getting on and off of the bus, proper behaviour on a school bus, crossing the street to get to a waiting bus and overall school bus safety.  In addition, a handout will be provided to all young riders with tips on school bus safety.

2019 First-Time Rider Program will be held: August 24, 2019

To confirm your attendance and a session time, register using the below links.

Location / Bus Company Contact

Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School
2420 Sixth Line, Oakville L6H 5Z8
Contact: Switzer-Carty Transportation
Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School
1150 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington  L7L 0E5
Contact: First Student Canada (Burlington)
Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School
1145 Bronte St. S., Milton L9T 8B4
Contact: Attridge Transportation
Acton District High School
21 Cedar Rd., Halton Hills  L7J 2V2
Contact: First Student Canada (Georgetown)
Georgetown District High School
70 Guelph St., Halton Hills  L7G 3Z5
Contact: First Student Canada (Georgetown)
First-Time Rider Safety Program