Your decisions, and school data, affect OSTA’s accuracy when we plan routes. During these complex times, it is critical that parents give us the most accurate information AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, to avoid extended waiting for a transportation change in the fall. We are temporarily asking that you use a Transportation
This summer, from July 6 until July 17, OSTA is encouraging families in the Walk Zone to practice walking their route to school in preparation for the coming school year and learn more about the benefits of active transportation. Take the Challenge and #GetYourWalkOn
OSTA is working with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB), Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) and Ottawa Public Health (OPH) to develop a safe plan for bused students for the 2020/21 school year...
June 12 is OSTA’s Virtual Driver Appreciation Day! Create a card or send warm wishes and post it to our social media page so your yellow bus, wheelchair bus, van driver or walking school bus (WSB) leader knows you are thinking of them!
School Bus Safety Tips – Check out our brochures and videos for Kindergarten students all the way up to Junior elementary students. We encourage parents to review these rules with their children before school starts!
Bus Safety Videos
The Walking School Bus is designed to promote active transportation and healthy living for children in all grades. Led by a paid leader, students walk with a group of their peers along a specific route and schedule.
The Hybrid Walking School Bus is designed to promote active transportation and healthy living. Led by a combination of paid leader and volunteers from the school community, students walk with a group of their peers along a specific route and schedule. All leaders are trained and vetted by the Ottawa Safety Council to make sure your child has a safe and educational walk to school.