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SEPTEMBER 2015 HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Is your child starting high school in September 2015? If so and they are a Grade 8 student currently attending a SCDSB or SMCDSB school, and eligible for transportation for their secondary school (TE01 - Transportation Eligibility), they will be receiving a letter indicating the following regarding their transportation arrangements: 

  • school bus route number;
  • school bus operator name;
  • school bus stop location;
  • scheduled pick-up and drop-off times.

A letter with the above information will be provided to them through your their current SCDSB or SMCDSB elementary school in early June 2015. 

If they are not currently attending a SCDSB or SMCDSB elementary school, or will be new to the Simcoe County area in September 2015, please contact the SCDSB or SMCDSB secondary school you have enrolled in for their transportation information.

To confirm if you are eligible for transportation, click here and enter your primary address.


What additional information can be found on this SCSTC website?

  • Preparing your child for their first bus ride - Click here
  • Am I Eligible for Transportation – Click Here
  • Frequently asked questions about home to school busing – Click Here
  • SCSTC Policies – Click Here
  • Daily School Bus status (including delays and cancellation) - Click Here

SCHOOL VEHICLE CANCELLATION INFORMATION

Student safety is always the priority.

Weather related school vehicle cancellations are made by School Vehicle Operators in consultation with the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (the SCSTC) - (reference SCSTC policy TG05 - Weather Related School Vehicle Cancellations). School vehicle cancellations are confirmed between 6:00 am and 6:30 am.
Cancellation information is posted:

Additionally, local radio stations and other media outlets are notified.
When school vehicle service is cancelled in the morning, the decision remains in effect for the entire school day. Schools remain open for student learning.

HOW SCHOOL VEHICLE CANCELLATIONS ARE DETERMINED

Early morning assessments of road and weather conditions are reviewed during a 5:30 am conference call between the SCSTC and School Vehicle Operators.

Factors for cancellations includes:

  • assessment of road conditions;
  • assessment of current and forecasted weather information;
  • assessment of visibility as it relates to the safe operation of school vehicles;
  • assessment of current and forecasted precipitation in the form of snow accumulation and freezing rain as it relates to the safe operation of school vehicles;
  • confirmation if snow plows have been out on the roads;
  • gathering additional information on road conditions from available local services and resources.

School Vehicle cancellations may be:

  • specific to a single weather zone;
  • include multiple weather zones;
  • or a total Simcoe County cancellation.

Simcoe County is divided into four (4) weather zones:

  • North Zone - Midland, Penetanguishine, Elmvale, Orillia and surrounding areas
  • West Zone - Collingwood, Stayner, Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas
  • South Zone - Bradford, Alliston, Tottenham and surrounding areas
  • Central Zone - Barrie, Innisfil, Angus and surrounding areas

Please reference the School Bus Information page for school vehicle cancellations.