STSYR oversees school transportation for the York Catholic District School Board
Student Transportation Services of York Region (STSYR) is the transportation consortium for the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) and the York Region District School Board (YRDSB). STSYR provides service to more than 55,000 students in over 300 schools, covering more than 80,000 kilometers across York Region daily.
Do I Qualify for Transportation?
According to the Board’s Transportation Policy students may qualify for busing if they live:
- +1.2 km from their school, and are in JK – Grade 3
- +1.6 km from their school, and are in Grades 4 – Grade 8
- +4.8 km from their school, are in Grades 9 – 12,
- +3.2 km from their school, are in Grades 9 – 12, and live in an area without access to municipal transit
For more detailed information, please see the Board’s Transportation Policy.
Please note that transportation eligibility may change from previous years if your child is starting Grade 4 or starting Grade 9. Be sure to confirm your transportation arrangements in late August.
Confirm your Transportation Arrangements
During the summer STSYR may make adjustments to bus route schedules to accommodate new students and/or school changes. As a result, there may be modifications made to a student’s bus route, schedule, route number, or stop.
Parents/Guardians should confirm their transportation/busing arrangements starting August 12th for the new school year by visiting the STSYR website, and clicking the “Find Your Bus Stop” tab.
New Rider Safety Information
STSYR is excited to announce a new rider safety information initiative for parents/guardians and students who access school bus transportation.
STSYR has developed a new safety programs webpage for parents/guardians and students on the www.schoolbuscity.com website which provides access to valuable safety information. Information on this page includes:
- Buzzy the Bee School Bus Safety Rules Video – for First Time Riders
- Buster’s Safety Badge Video – for Students in JK – Grade 3
- Soteria’s Safety Video – for Students in Grades 4- 8
Parents are encouraged to watch these videos with their children and discuss school bus safety as part of their annual Back to School preparations!
Parents can also access the STSYR Safety Programs web page to find basic school bus safety rules including, how to cross the street safely, how to ride the bus safely and what to do in case of an emergency.
For more information, please go to www.schoolbuscity.com.
Occasionally service times for school transportation routes may be disrupted for various reasons, especially at the onset of the school year. STSYR may experience bus delays and parents/guardians are encouraged to bookmark and review the Today’s Late Buses Report on the STSYR website.
What if I have a School Transportation Question or Concern?
If you have transportation related questions or concerns, you should first confirm your child’s transportation arrangements on August 20th or shortly thereafter; then
- If for an elementary school, contact the front office of your child’s school on or after August 26th
- If for a secondary school, contact the front office of your child’s school on or after August 20th
STSYR staff will work directly with schools and transportation service providers to ensure priority arrangements are made. During the beginning of a new school year, STSYR is focused on the following transportation priorities:
- overloaded school buses
- eligible students who need but currently do not have transportation
- routes that are not operating on schedule
Parents/guardians should be prepared to make alternative arrangements until such time as they are advised by the school. Please note service requests related to the three priorities listed above will be responded to ASAP, but resolutions may take up to 72 hours. All other requests (such as bus stop locations reviews) will not begin to be processed until September 23rd.
For more information, or to review Frequently Asked Transportation related questions, please visit: net.schoolbuscity.com/faq.