Transportation Communication 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. We thank you for your patience as we navigate these uncertain times and will continue
June 12 is OSTA’s Virtual School Bus Driver Appreciation Day, a day in which we recognize and thank our many dedicated yellow bus and van drivers for getting students to and from school every day. We are asking all students to share their thanks with us on social media so their yellow bus and van drivers get the recognition they deserve!
OSTA’s Parent Web Portal (Bus Stop Finder) is temporarily disabled while we upgrade the software. We will send out a notification once the new Parent Web Portal has been launched with instructions on how to navigate the new system. Stay tuned for more info…
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.