Stay active this winter by walking to school the whole way or part of the way! Did you know that walking or rolling to school not only improves children’s health but can help improve academic performance? The increased physical activity improves alertness and attention span during the school day! An
OSTA is conducting a survey to learn more about your trip to and from school using OC Transpo. We encourage any student currently using OC Transpo for school purposes to fill out the survey by January 31, 2023 Do you take public transit to school? We want to hear from
OSTA’s decision on whether to cancel services or not weighs the degree of risk based on each weather event and its effect on our environment and the potential for accidents. Student safety is always our priority. OSTA’s transportation system serves urban, suburban and rural communities. We also recognize weather conditions
The Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating Program has been temporarily suspended due to an ongoing driver shortage resulting in disruptive long-term and short-term cancellations.
PRESTO has recently changed its sign-in process for all users, including students using PRESTO cards. Students must now use a verified email address to sign into their account on the PRESTOCARD.CA website.
OSTA and its Board of Directors have recently updated the T11 – Stop Locations and Drop Offs Policy to ensure the safety of Junior and Senior kindergarten students. We urge parents of KG students to review the policy and procedures when picking up their children after school. Parents and guardians
Students should register their cards to protect the balance if lost, stolen or damaged. Registration allows students to get a replacement card quickly and transfer the balance (school board pass) to a new card. Don’t forget to always keep your ID card with your PRESTO.
Due to driver shortages, there have been multiple changes and cancellations to transportation services for OCDSB and OCSB students. OSTA continues to work with its operators and OC Transpo to find creative solutions to provide service to as many students as possible.
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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. Led by a paid leader or a combination of a paid leader and volunteers from the school community, students walk along a specific route and schedule with a group of peers. All leaders are trained and vetted by the Ottawa Safety Council to ensure your child has a safe and educational walk to school.