Transportation

Walking Distances

Bus transportation is provided to students who live a certain distance away from their zoned school.

Kindergarten

0.8 km (o.5 miles)

Elementary

1.6 km (1.0 miles)

High School

2.0 km (1.2 miles)


For most of our students, bus stops and times remain the same, within 10 minutes, from year-to-year. We will be in touch if your child is taking the bus for the first time, or if your route or scheduled time, changes.

Special Accommodations

  • Transportation may be provided for students who live within the walking zone, are out-of-zone, have a medical condition, or for students who have an alternate address for babysitting or shared-custody. The second address must be for five days a week, morning or afternoon. A Special Accommodation Request form must be completed each year.
  • Special accommodations cannot create new stops or detours, and are based on seat availability.
  • To be considered for transport on the first day of school, requests and full payment must be received by the last day of school in June. You will be advised by mid-July if we can accomodate your request. Your payment will be returned if we cannot provide transport.
  • Requests received after the last day of school in June through to September 30 will be considered for transport after October 15. Payable in one or two installments (end of September and January).
Special Accommodation Fees
One child
$200/year
Second child*
$150/year
Additional children*
$100/year
Short-term accommodation**
$50/child

*same family on the same bus     **vacation, medical, etc.

School Bus Safety – It’s Everyone’s Responsibility

Please review the bus safety rules with your children.

Some notes  🙂

  • As per Quebec’s Highway Code large items such as sports equipment, musical instruments, sleds, school projects, etc. are prohibited on the bus.
  • Animals are not permitted on a school bus.
  • We cannot provide door-to-door service, however, bus stops are established giving consideration to our youngest students.
  • Elementary and high school students may be transported on the same bus.
  • Students may have to transfer buses. In these cases students wait on the bus, or in a board-designated shelter, until their transfer bus arrives.
  • Riding the school bus is a privilege, not a right.
  • The school bus is an extension of the school; all school and school bus safety rules apply. Our bus drivers are trained professionals and their authority must be respected.
  • If a student misbehaves on the bus, a bus report will be filed by the driver. This report is reviewed by school administration and a copy is sent home with the child. The report must be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to the school the next school day.
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Consequences of Misbehaviour on the Bus 🙁

Depending on the severity of the offense, your child may be suspended from the bus immediately. The duration of the suspension may range from one day, to the remainder of the school year. If your child is suspended from the bus, it is your responsibility to provide transportation for your child.

  • First ReportWarning from the principal
  • Second ReportDisciplinary action decided by the principal
  • Third ReportOne to three day suspension from the bus
  • Fourth ReportThree to five day suspension from the bus
  • Fifth ReportFive to ten day suspension from the bus