Improved physical and mental health and overall wellbeing including stronger immune systems, social development and improved academic performance reduced vehicle congestion on our school sites and in our neighbourhoods, and reduced air pollution and CO2 emissions View more information, including our guidelines (reviewed and supported by York Region Public Health).
It is preferred that kiss and ride loops are reserved for kindergarten and primary grade students. If you choose to drive your child to school, park your car a few blocks away and walk the rest of the way to school to allow safe physical distancing for all and to reduce congestion at the school. … Continue reading “What should I consider when picking up and dropping off my child(ren)?”
Stay at least two metres away from other families, school staff, crossing guards and other pedestrians. Greet neighbours, friends and crossing guards with a smile, wave, bow or nod. Remember to maintain physical distance when waiting to cross the road, if you cannot physically distance wear a mask. When walking children that must be supervised … Continue reading “What should my child(ren) consider when walking or biking to school?”
Schools will share their own active school travel plan to ensure that students are dropped off and picked up according to these guidelines, and to set rules specific to their school situation including use of bike/scooter racks, Kindergarten hand-off procedures, entrance and dismissals. View more information, including our guidelines (reviewed and supported by York Region … Continue reading “What is my school’s Active School Travel plan?”
As we prepare to return to school, it’s important that we remain focused on supporting our physical and mental health well-being and keeping our school zones safe. COVID-19 has led to changes in our day-to-day lives, and we all need to do our part to ensure the welfare of those around us. Active School Travel … Continue reading “If my child(ren) walks or rides to school, what are some things that I should consider for Active School Travel?”
School start times will remain the same for all learners based on the same start time each school had last year. Find your specific bus stop location and pick-up time For information on transportation in general, including COVID-19 safety measures, please visit: schoolbuscity.com.
Physical distancing will be difficult to maintain on the buses therefore students Grades 4 and up will be required to wear a suitable face covering. Students in Grades 3 and under are encouraged to wear a face mask, but are not required, as mandated by the Ministry of Education. Depending on the number of families … Continue reading “How will the bus company ensure that students maintain physical distancing?”
Where possible and depending on weather conditions, school buses/vans will operate with windows lowered to increase air ventilation. Where possible, the seat located directly behind the driver will be cordoned off and left vacant. School vehicle seating plans have been developed by school administration, with students from the same household and/or class cohort seated together. … Continue reading “How will my child’s safety be ensured in accordance with health and safety measures, including social distancing, while taking the bus?”
All current student transportation services provided through the Student Transportation Service of York Region (STSYR) will continue to be provided for the 2020-2021 school year. If your child is eligible for busing, a bus will be provided.