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**September 10, 2020 update**

Parents and caregivers, we appreciate your ongoing patience. Our transportation team worked through the weekend to notify families, by phone, who will have busing the first week of school. We anticipate being in a position to offer transportation to a larger number of students in the upcoming weeks. Busing priority will be given to K-6 students, youngest to oldest grades, who live the furthest away from school. We are currently hiring more drivers and are waiting on additional buses, ordered in the spring, to add to our fleet. 

 

On August 19, 2020, we received clarification from provincial officials. We have now been given the green light to expand transportation services to a larger number of families. Our team is carefully looking at routes and logistics, while following public health transportation guidelines. At this point, busing priority will be given to K-6 students, youngest to oldest grades, who live the furthest away from school. We know the current stress on parents and caregivers, and the urgency to finalize plans for September. We will reach out to qualifying families as soon as we are able to.

•All students with additional needs, and their eligible siblings will be transported to and from school. 

•Eligible students attending childcare centres will be transported to and from school. This does not include home daycares. 

•PTEC and MITT students will be transported. 

•Seat sales have been suspended. 

•Busing priority will be given to K-6 students, youngest to oldest grades, who live the furthest away from school 

•All school bus passengers and the driver are required to wear a non-medical mask. These should be put on before loading and taken off after off-loading. Students in younger grades may also wear a non-medical mask.

Read more about transportation and our plan for fall here.






Transportation update

**September 10, 2020 update**

Parents and caregivers, we appreciate your ongoing patience. Our transportation team worked through the weekend to notify families, by phone, who will have busing the first week of school. We anticipate being in a position to offer transportation to a larger number of students in the upcoming weeks. Busing priority will be given to K-6 students, youngest to oldest grades, who live the furthest away from school. We are currently hiring more drivers and are waiting on additional buses, ordered in the spring, to add to our fleet. 

 

On August 19, 2020, we received clarification from provincial officials. We have now been given the green light to expand transportation services to a larger number of families. Our team is carefully looking at routes and logistics, while following public health transportation guidelines. At this point, busing priority will be given to K-6 students, youngest to oldest grades, who live the furthest away from school. We know the current stress on parents and caregivers, and the urgency to finalize plans for September. We will reach out to qualifying families as soon as we are able to.

•All students with additional needs, and their eligible siblings will be transported to and from school. 

•Eligible students attending childcare centres will be transported to and from school. This does not include home daycares. 

•PTEC and MITT students will be transported. 

•Seat sales have been suspended. 

•Busing priority will be given to K-6 students, youngest to oldest grades, who live the furthest away from school 

•All school bus passengers and the driver are required to wear a non-medical mask. These should be put on before loading and taken off after off-loading. Students in younger grades may also wear a non-medical mask.

Read more about transportation and our plan for fall here.






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