ALL ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS CLOSED UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2020 - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
All elementary and high schools closed until August 31, 2020. As of May 25, 2020, EMSB Adult Education Centres will open to provide students the opportunity to write the exams that were interrupted due to the government shutdown. Vocational Training Centres will re-open for programs that cannot be offered on-line.
For up-to-date information, please visit the EMSB COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information section
Only students who are eligible for transportation may ride the school bus. For information on eligibility for school bus transportation please visit the EMSB website.
Bussing is provided for Kindergarteners who live more than 0.6 km away and Grade 1 to 6 students who live more than 1.4 km away. Accommodation bussing is provided on a case-by-case basis. During the month of August, entitled students receive a bus pass from the School Board. Please tie it to your child’s school bag.
Daycare Bussing is available to after school for students going to St. Columba House, Tyndale, St. Georges, and Centre Greene.
School bus safety for parents and students
All students are expected to behave in a safe and appropriate manner at the bus stop and while on the bus. They are to remain seated at all times and talk quietly.
Students are not permitted to change school buses, nor are parents allowed to take the bus with their child.
If problems arise during the year, parents must inform the office. They are NOT to deal with the bus driver or other students directly.
What if I want to pick up my child after school?
If parents wish to make alternative arrangements for their child to go home, they are asked to write a letter to that effect to be presented to the principal for approval and signature at the start of the day.
Want to know more?
The EMSB Transportation Division, a part of the School Organization Department, is responsible for issuing bus passes to students who meet the walking criteria based on their address as of June 30 of each school year. Eligibility criteria can be found on the EMSB Website.