The decision to cancel transportation services and/or close schools due to inclement weather, is communicated to parents beginning at 6:30 a.m. primarily through the media. Review our ‘How do I Stay Informed’ page for media outlets and supplementary communication methods.
Students should be prepared to secure their equipment properly before they board the school bus to ensure it does not interfere with the safety of the driver and passengers or the safe, expedient evacuation of the vehicle. Certain materials and objects are prohibited on a school purpose vehicle as they could become a projectile on a bus.
This week (Oct 21-25) we celebrate National School Bus Safety Week! Every school day in Halton, over 31,000 students are transported on 450 school purpose vehicles. Visit our School Bus Safety page and watch first time rider, primary and junior school bus rider safety training videos with your child today!
International Walk to School Month (IWALK) is an annual mass celebration of active transportation taking place around the world every October. Hundreds of Ontario schools participate in IWALK each year, with many holding their events on IWALK Day, the first Wednesday of October.