To keep students and bus drivers safe, we have had to make some operating changes for the upcoming school year. The information below provides the current service details as we adapt to conditions. Our protocols and procedures were developed to support the SCCDSB & LKDSB plans and are aligned with the latest guidelines provided by the Ministry of Education that were approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
To support the 5 day-per-week return to school, bus utilization may be operating at, or close to normal ridership capacities. To the extent that physical distancing may not be possible on the bus, additional health and safety measures have been implemented. Parents / guardians / students must review the information on this page so that they understand the expectations for students riding the bus, the new school bus environment as well as the measures that have been put into place. Parents / guardians are further responsible to ensure their student(s) who will be using student transportation understand these new guidelines and are prepared to follow them.
Parents / guardians always have the final determination if they wish to have their student(s) ride the bus. Active forms of travel (i.e. walking and cycling) and private transportation by parents and caregivers, are encouraged where possible, to ease pressure on transportation demand.
Please click here to download an Important Letter to Parents from Lambton and Chatham-Kent Medical Officers of Health.
Please click here to download an Important Letter to Parents from The Minister of Education.
How to safely board / de-board the school bus:
How to wear a non-medical mask or face covering properly:
If you do not plan on your child riding the school bus for the 2020/21 school year, please click here to decline transportation. This will assist CLASS, the School and Public Health to perform contact tracing on students who are actually riding the bus, if a suspected case of COVID-19 is identified.
If a student is experiencing symptoms, or may have been exposed to the virus; please stay home.