OSTA Bus Update for ALC

OSTA Bus Update for ALC
Posted on 10/30/2023
Ottawa School Bus Transportation Authority (OSTA) update:

Jan 23rd, 2024 REMINDER FROM OSTA:
OSTA is reminding parents that junior and senior kindergarten students must be met in person when the school bus or van arrives at their stop.

Drivers will not allow KG students out of the vehicle if a parent, guardian or responsible person is not there to greet them.

Failure to comply may result in the suspension or termination of transportation privileges. This is not only a safety issue but can also cause unnecessary delays.

It is also extremely important to keep the yellow KG tag on your child(ren)’s backpack, as that quickly alerts the bus driver that the child must be met at the stop. If your child no longer has the yellow KG tag, please request another one from your school.

For more information click here.

In order of priority, the bus stop reminder can go out before the survey. Thank you!


UPDATE;  As of OCTOBER 10th ALL BUSES ARE RUNNING AT A.LORNE CASSIDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  We thank OSTA for all their hard work and Efforts.

Please sign up for your new bus route notifications on the OSTA website, check back on a regular basis as they try to work hard when a bus is cancelled on a morning and it could be reinstated quickly.

PLEASE see the list on OSTA for regular daily updates.
If your children are under 10, you need to communicate who will be picking them up when your bus is cancelled.  The person picking up MUST be on your emergency contact list with us at school. 

KINDER:  If you have a kindergarten and additional people meeting at the drop off location for your child with the bus, you must email a letter to [email protected] and provide all the peoples names and phone numbers that could be meeting your children at the bus at end of day. This will then be shared with OSTA and your driver, if we do not have a list then you the parents are responsible to be at that stop. 

IF your children (Grades 4 and under) are NOT going to be on the bus, maybe because you decided to pick them up- YOU MUST send an email to the office at [email protected] and copy their teachers.  If we do not receive this info, we will send your child ON the bus regardless of what the little people tell us. 

Here are our Bus Assignments for this 2023-2024 year.

2023-2024 Transportation List/Bus Routes

UPDATED BUSES WITH NEW COLORS, Please make sure your children KNOW which BUS and COLOR they are in this year. 

Routes to Colors are not the same as last year!

The routes have been changed dramatically.

V110 am Red Cherry

V72 pm Red Cherry 


V118 am Grey Dolphin

V112 pm Grey Dolphin   

V01 am White Cloud

V80 pm White Cloud   

V27 am Blue Whale

V22 pm   Blue Whale

V65 am/pm Yellow Sun

V67 am/pm Orange Pumpkin  

V69 am/pm Purple Flower     

V108 am/pm Green Tree

C01 am/pm Black Cat

C149 am/pm Brown Bear

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