Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) is currently in the process of preparing for the upcoming school year. STSWR will be building student cohorts and mapping out routes and will provide more information in the coming weeks. Please visit www.stswr.ca after August 24th for updates on bus times. If you do not wish to have your child assigned to the bus please fill in the Do Not Ride Form.
Siblings will be able to ride the bus together and are able to share a seat.
Physical distancing is a challenge on buses. Masks will be required on all school buses by all students.
Yes. All students, in all grades, are required to wear a mask. Please work with your child to teach them how to properly put on and wear a mask.
Masks will be provided to students who forget their masks. We want all students to be able to ride the bus and attend school.
Yes. All school bus drivers are required to wear a mask.
Elementary school buses will have up to 72 students per large school bus and Secondary school buses will have up to 24 students. Where possible, physical distancing measures will be in place. Students will be required to wear a mask in order to ride the bus.
High touch areas such as handrails and top of seats, will be wiped down after every run with cleaning and disinfectant wipes.
Buses will be cleaned and disinfected daily.
Buses will be cleaned with a disinfectant approved by Health Canada.
Details will be available after August 24 at www.stswr.ca
If you do not wish to have your child assigned to the bus please fill in the Do Not Ride Form.
If your child qualifies for busing you can opt-in again at any time throughout the school year by using the same Do Not Ride form.
Elementary school buses will have up to 72 students per large school bus and Secondary school buses will have up to 24 students. If secondary schools return to full-time attendance then we anticipate buses carrying secondary students will be loaded at 48 students per bus.
All students will be transported with the same guidelines.
Active transportation is highly recommended for all students. Students should always practice appropriate distancing and recommended hygiene practices.
When physical distancing is not possible, masks should be worn. You should also consider parking a few blocks away from the school and walk the rest to help reduce congestion around the school.