Taking the school bus can be an exciting adventure for our littlest students. For schools in our board, transportation is coordinated by the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC) and is provided for students who live further than 1.6 kilometers from their school.

Here are some helpful tips to prepare your child for riding the bus to and from school.
  • We know that some students are nervous about riding the bus. That's why the SCSTC developed the First Rider Program - a free program offered in August of each year to help students feel comfortable about riding the bus for the first time. Your child will learn bus safety and even ride a real school bus, all before the first day of school.
  • Bus stop locations and schedules will be provided before the first day of school.
  • Arrive at least five minutes before the scheduled arrival.
  • Explain to your child that once at school, a trusted person will take them to the Kindergarten area.
  • Be sure that someone is always at the bus stop to greet your child at the end of the day.

Check the SCSTC's website at simcoecountyschoolbus.ca for a wealth of information, including dates, locations and times of the First Rider Program.