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First Rider Program - A program for first time JK/SK/Primary bus riders

The SCSTC is pleased to welcome your student to the experience of riding on the school bus for the first time!

We invite you and your student to take part in the FREE informative First Rider Program - a school bus safety program for first time school bus riders, which includes a ride on a real school bus!

This FREE program is provided by the SCSTC, in partnership with our school bus operators, to educate students and their families of the rules and responsibilities on and around the school bus. Each identical session will begin at the school location identified and run for approximately one hour. Parents or Guardians and their students attending ANY school in Simcoe County may attend ANY of the sessions.

The format for the First Rider Program is as follows (approximately one hour):
 

  • Programs start on the hour. Start times are listed below
  • Topics covered include: school bus facts, safety rules on and around the school bus and responsibilities of riding the bus.
  • School bus safety video is viewed.
  • Students and families are taken on a short school bus ride to practice safe loading and unloading, and school bus riding procedures

The August 2015 First Rider Program proposed dates, times and locations are as follows:
 

Date (and times) City Location
Wednesday August 19 (6 pm) Alliston Ernest Cumberland Public School
Monday August 24 (9, 10 & 11 am) Innisfil Goodfellow Public School
Wednesday August 26 (9, 10 & 11 am) Orillia Monsignor Lee Catholic Elementary School
Wednesday August 26 (6 pm) Barrie Sister Catherine Donnelly Catholic School
Thursday August 27 (9, 10 & 11 am) Bradford St. Jean de Brébeuf Catholic School
Friday August 28 (9, 10 & 11 am) Barrie St. Michael of the Arc Angel Catholic School
Saturday August 29 (9, 10 & 11 am) Barrie Terry Fox Elementary School
Saturday August 29 (9, 10 & 11 am) Wasaga Beach Birchview Dunes Elementary School
Saturday August 29 (9, 10 & 11 am) Penetanguishene Canadian Martyrs Catholic School
Saturday August 29 (9, 10 & 11 am) Bradford St. Jean de Brébeuf Catholic School
Monday August 31 (9, 10 & 11 am) Collingwood Connaught Public School
Wednesday September 2 (9, 10 & 11 am) Midland Mundy's Bay Public School
Wednesday September 2 (6 pm) Barrie Maplegrove Elementary School
Thursday September 3 (6 pm) Orillia Lions Oval Public School
Friday September 4 (9, 10 & 11 am) Alliston Alliston Union Public School

For updates on the First Rider Program including dates and locations visit the "Home" page of the SCSTC website and click on the "Safety" tab at www.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca.
 


 

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

NEW SEPTEMBER 2015 KINDERGARTEN TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Is your child new to Kindergarten in September 2015? If so and they are eligible for transportation from their primary address (TE01 - Transportation Eligibility), you can contact their school for transportation arrangements which will include:

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

Parents/Guardians and students should familiarize themselves with their transportation arrangements prior to the start of the school year.
For general information regarding home-to-school transportation please review the SCSTC Home-to-School Transportation Information Pamphlet

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