Information for Parents




Students taking the bus must obey the rules for conduct and safety.  Bus transportation to and from school is a service provided by the school board (Transportation Dept: 514-422-3001).  The bus driver is in charge of the bus and must have the co-operation of all students in the course of the daily run.  Students with repeated infractions of bus safety and conduct rules are a danger to all students travelling on the school bus. 

Consequences of bus infractions may include:

  • Meeting with the principal

  • Reprimand by the principal with a copy of the bus report sent to parents 

  • Subsequent offences may result in suspension from the bus.  A student misbehaving on a school bus may lose the privilege of using this means of transportation.

  • Additional consequences may include restitution for damage caused, detention and/or suspension from school

Please go over the following bus safety rules with your child.

  1. Always be at the bus stop 5 minutes early.

  2. Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop, and then board the school bus in single file, in an orderly fashion, using the handrail.

  3. Find your seat quickly without pushing other students.  Keep the aisle clear. 

  4. Remain seated, talk quietly.  Do not eat, drink or leave trash on the bus.

  5. Do not vandalize the bus in any way i.e. writing on seats or walls or cutting seats.

  6. Always listen to the driver’s instructions.  Do not distract the driver by yelling, arguing, fighting or throwing things.

  7. Never put your head or arms out the window.

  8. Know where the emergency exits are but DO NOT tamper with them.

  9. When getting off, wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before leaving your seat.  Descend in a single file.

  10. Walk a safe distance from the bus so the driver can see you and know that you are out of danger.

  11. If you need to cross in front of the bus, keep a safe distance and watch for the driver’s signal.  Do not run.  Proceed with caution.

  12. Skateboards, rollerblades, or any other sports equipment are not allowed on the bus. As well, all musical instruments must be kept in their cases.

  13. Failure to follow the above rules will result in disciplinary action and/or suspension of bus privileges.  The safety of all the children on the bus is each student’s responsibility.  Suspension from the school bus is not subject to any negotiation or discussion.

  14. Children must ALWAYS ride on the bus to which they are regularly assigned.  They are not permitted to take any other bus without a parental written request to administration.  Any arrangements must be made in writing 24 hrs in advance if they want to go home with a friend or a relative.

Bicycles, Skateboards, Scooters and Rollerblades

Bicycles are to be walked onto school property. Bikes are to be locked with a good lock. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen bicycles. It is highly encouraged that children wear a well-fitted bike helmet to school.

Skateboards and rollerblades are not permitted on the school grounds without prior permission of administration.  Scooters and heelies (shoes with wheels in the sole) are not permitted.