School Bus Information

School Bus Information
Posted on 01/01/2023

Parents/guardians of children riding the yellow bus can access their transportation information for the upcoming school year.
 Check the OSTA Bus Planner website here.

Reminder that Kindergarten's CANNOT be dismissed from the bus without an adult at the arriving stop.

If you require changes to your transportation or have an inquiry, please complete OSTA’s Transportation Issues Form.

Reminder that if you are not  putting your child on the bus and you are assigned one, PLEASE fill in the OPT out form (above) to allow another student to get that bus.

Ottawa Student Transportation

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In order to stay updated on student transportation, including cancellations/delays, please subscribe to OSTA’s mailing list.  Please subscribe to your bus notifications as well, once you have been assigned bussing.

****If your bus is cancelled on any specific day, please make arrangements to pickup your children along the school fence line at the end of the day 3:45 (3:30Kinder)Not later.  Sign up for notifications to avoid confusion for your children.

School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Day:
Poster of the School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Day

School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Awareness Day – Sunday, August 27, 2023

Is this your child’s first time on the bus or walking to school?  School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Awareness Day is a great opportunity for your child to learn about being safe on their way to school.

School Bus Safety

Children can take a school bus ride while their families tag along, watch an interactive school bus safety video, and enjoy games! All children entering the school system for the first time in the fall, or new residents to the area should plan to attend. The day’s activities are suitable for all elementary school-age children and everyone is welcome.

Each session takes approximately 45 minutes. The following activities are available at the school sites:

– Learn how to get on and off the bus safely
– Take a ride on the school bus
– Bus safety information and hand-outs will be provided
– Watch a school bus safety video
– Participants will receive bus safety certificates and colouring books along with the information

Young Pedestrian Safety

With the Ottawa Safety Council’s interactive pedestrian training, children practice on a make-believe cross-walk with real lights and sounds. The sessions take about 20 minutes and is facilitated by a safety specialist.

School Name Offering Addresss Phone #
St. Mark High School Eng/Ped/Bus 1040 Dozois Rd, Manotick 613-224-8800
Sir Robert Borden High School Eng/Ped/Bus 131 Greenbank Rd, Nepean 613-224-8800
Brookfield High School Eng/Ped/Bus 824 Brookfield Rd, Ottawa 613-224-8800
Holy Trinity Catholic High School Eng/Ped/Bus 180 Katimavik Rd, Kanata 613-224-8800
St. Peter Catholic High School Eng/Ped/Bus 750 Charlemagne Blvd, Orléans 613-224-8800
École élémentaire catholic Saint-Joseph d’Orléans Fr/Autobus 6664 rue Carrière, Orleans 613-746-3654
École élémentaire publique Charlotte Lemieux Fr/Autobus 2093 prom. Bel-Air, Ottawa 613-746-3654


To sign up for a French session please visit the Consortium de transport scolaire d’Ottawa website.

Pour vous inscrire à une session en français, veuillez visiter le site Web du Consortium de transport scolaire d’Ottawa.

Ready to Register? Click the link below!

Joint Custody Application and Renewal Forms for 2023/24 are now online

Did you know the deadline for NEW Joint Custody applications is June 1st?

Each address must meet eligibility requirements to apply.

For Joint Custody RENEWALS, the deadline is June 30th! Remember, J/C renewals must be done every year. Our convenient fillable renewal form is to be completed by one parent, providing there are no changes to the existing schedule.

Please visit the Variable Transportation page to download the forms and to find out more about Variable Transportation to two homes.

Bus Cancellations

****If your bus is cancelled you do not  have to inform us that your child is not coming to school.  

ONLY if your child is a walker, send an email to the school.

IF your child is a walker, you need to contact us if you are choosing to keep child home (ex. snow days), with attendance procedures above.

IF your bus is cancelled due to driver shortage, please be kind. Carpool, share the inconvenience with neighbours and friends and remind them to the pickup and drop off guidelines and please inform teachers and office staff of the arrangements, so we can keep your children safe.

ALC Busing Information

2022-2023 Transportation List/Bus Routes
NEW and UPDATED buses with  NEW COLORS and NUMBERS. Please make sure your children know which BUS and COLOR they are on this year, as they are not the same routes.

V85 am Red Cherry
P19 pm Red Cherry

V112 am Grey Dolphin
P25 pm Grey Dolphin

V110 am White Cloud
V127 pm White Cloud

V27 am/pm Blue Whale

am/pm Yellow Sun
V67 am/pm Orange Pumpkin
V68 am/pm Pink Flamingo
V69 am/pm Purple Flower
V108 am/pm Green Tree
C1 am/pm Black Cat

All bussers should be ON the bus for the first day, please don't drive them in.  School bus drivers like to meet and get to know their routes and children from the first day of school.  This provides a safe and structured arrival and departure for your children.

They may change from last year, so make sure your children have this information day 1.  Check daily in your emails for notifications of your bus cancellations as we do not get the updates, Reminder again; SIGN up for their notifications as soon as your bus has been assigned.

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