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Last Updated: Jan 19, 2020 at 05:06 AM

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TRANSPORTATION CANCELLATION FOR OTTAWA-CARLETON DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2020

In the event of a full walkout of ETFO employees Monday January 20, 2020, the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority will not provide student transportation to Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (English Public) Elementary and Intermediate Schools, including grade 7/8 students at Merivale, Earl of March, Longfields-Davidson, Bell, Sir Robert Borden High

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Transportation Cancellation for Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Wednesday, January 15, 2020

In the event of a full walkout of OSSTF employees Wednesday January 15, 2020, the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority will not provide student transportation to Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (English Public) schools. Transportation services to Ottawa Catholic School Board (English Catholic) schools will be unaffected. Any OCDSB students attending off-site

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Holiday Closure

OSTA wishes everyone the best of holidays and a happy new year. The office will be closed from the afternoon of Tuesday December 24, 2019 and will re-open Thursday January 2, 2020.

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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