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April 13, 2024

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Letter to Parents : STSCO Opt-In for Transportation – New for 2024-2025 School Year

New for 2024-2025 School Year Opt-In for Transportation

In previous years, all eligible students were automatically registered for busing for the beginning of each school year.
To schedule bus service more effectively, Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario (STSCO) has introduced a new transportation registration process for students who are eligible for bus service from their home address.
To find out if you are eligible to ride a to ride a bus, click the link below:


Check here Can I Ride a Bus?


If you have not already made your Parent Portal account, please follow these steps:

1) Create a new account using the Email Address you gave the school when you registered your child.

2) Verify Email Address (verification email will be sent to the email address used to create account)

If you are eligible to ride a bus next year, follow the instructional links below:

  • How to Opt-In for home to school transportation.
  • You must sign into the Parent Portal


    Once logged into your parent portal account, under the PARENT drop down menu select ONLINE FORMS & REQUESTS and then select the Opt-In form.

    A Opt-In form must be completed for each student. Instructions on the Parent Portal can be found here.

  • What if my child is using a daycare or babysitter?
  • To request transportation from an alternate address for the purpose of before and/or after school care, please check if the alternate address is eligible for transportation, using Can I Ride a Bus?

    If eligible then log into your parent portal account and complete the Alternate Address (Daycare/Sitter) Request form. You can find the form under the PARENT drop down menu by selecting ONLINE FORMS & REQUESTS.

    Opt-In is only to be used when requesting school busing from your home address.

  • What if my child is not eligible for transportation?
  • Opt-In is only to be used when requesting school busing from within your schools boundary using your home address.

    If your child is attending a school where their address is outside their school boundary, please submit an Out of Boundary Transportation Request. Students located outside their school’s boundary and not in the walk zone, may request transportation.

  • What if my child has two (2) homes due to joint custody living arrangements?
  • Please contact your child’s school(s) to complete the request form.

    Please be aware that both addresses must be eligible for transportation and not all requests can be accommodated.

    Important Timelines

  • March to end of May - Parents must submit Opt-In for Home to School Transportation
  • Early August - Bus information for September will be available in the Parent Portal
  • Early October - Bus Stop Change Requests that have been submitted to STSCO will now be considered.

  • Please note: If your child requires specialized transportation for a special needs program, medical condition, or disability, you are not required to Opt-In.
    Please speak to the school Principal or Special Education teacher.

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