NOTICE:
OSTA is working with OCDSB and OCSB to prepare transportation services in accordance with the Ministry of Education's latest guidance. We will share information with parents as soon as plans are finalized. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. If you have an address change, please complete a Transportation Issues form.

Current Bus Status
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2020 at 01:32 PM

All transportation is running. There may be some delays.

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Have you moved or changed daycare providers? Let us know asap!

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

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OSTA’s Practice your Walk to School Event: #GetYourWalkOn

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

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End of year transportation updates (Int/Secondary)

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...

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Let your bus driver know how much you care by making them a Thank You Card!

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!

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End of year transportation updates

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...

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School Bus Safety

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

All the School Bus Rules

Kindergarten – School Bus Safety with Buzzy the Bee

Grade 1-3 – School Bus Safety with Buster the Bus

Grade 4-8 – School Bus Safety for Junior Students

More about School Bus Safety


Walking School Bus

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.

More about the Walking School Bus


Hybrid Walking School Bus

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.

Hybrid Walking School Bus