School Bus Cancellation Notice

To ensure the safety of students, school bus service may be cancelled due to inclement weather, extreme temperatures and/or poor road conditions.  In these cases, parents and students should develop alternate care/transportation arrangements.

Cancellation decisions will only be made after thorough consultation with the Safety Officers of school bus companies servicing York Region and are based on several factors including precipitation, air temperature, road conditions and weather forecast.

Please note the following:

  • A decision to cancel school bus service will be region-wide meaning all school buses, vans and taxis will not operate.
  • School bus routes may be cancelled when severe weather may not be affecting ll municipalities in York Region.  Both the YRDSB and YCDSB operate many regional educational programs.  Students attending these programs are transported over large attendance areas encompassing several municipal boundaries.  This limits the ability to cancel bus service using a municipality or zone methodology.
  • When bus service is cancelled all school tests and/or examinations will be cancelled and rescheduled.
  • Student trips involving the use of school buses will also be cancelled.
  • Unless otherwise stated, schools will remain open and parents can make arrangements to transport their children to and from school even if school bus service is cancelled.  If buses are cancelled in the morning, they will not operate in the afternoon.  Therefore students transported to school by parents will require the same transportation home.

Parents, students and school staff are asked to access the following radio and television stations after 6am to receive bus cancellation information:

RADIO

590 AM    640AM    680AM    860AM    1010AM    1050AM    1540AM    1580AM    88.5FM    89.9FM    92.5FM    93.1FM    94.9FM    95.9FM    97.3FM    98.1FM    99.1FM   99.9FM    101.1FM    102.1FM    104.5FM    100.7FM    105.9FM    107.1FM

TELEVISION

CITY TV    CTV Barrie    CTV Toronto    CP24    GLOBAL NEWS

A bus cancellation message will also be available at www.schoolbuscity.com and by calling 1-877-330-3001, or by following @YRDSB and @YCDSB on twitter.

 

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