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Last Updated: Dec 11, 2019 at 04:56 PM

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School Bus Driver Preparatory Course - Information Sessions

School Bus Driver Preparatory Course info sessions are taking place Dec 10, 11 and 12 from 9-11am. Register now...

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Winter is Coming - Are You Ready for Inclement Weather?

Student safety is always our number one priority and that’s why we base our decisions on the best and most up-to-date information we have. Read more about OSTA’s inclement weather policies and procedures...

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Notification to decline transportation

Not using the bus? There are a lot of students who could use that empty seat! Do your part by filling out a NOTIFICATION TO DECLINE TRANSPORTATION FORM and you will be helping a student in need. Forms can be emailed to your zone: West Zone email: west@ottawaschoolbus.ca Centre West Zone

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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.

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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