St. James-Assiniboia School Division believes student transportation services are a key component to helping provide equitable access to education for all students in our community. Busing services, along with trucking services and courier services, are provided by the Transportation Department.
For details on busing eligibility, fees, bus cancellation procedures, school bus rules and other details, please review SJASD's Divisional Transportation brochure.
Parents requiring transportation for their child are asked to complete the Application for Student Transportation form found in your school registration package and available from your child's school (the Transportation Department does not supply these forms directly to caregivers).
Please Note: For the most current busing information, including late buses and cancellations, see @sjasd.transportation on Instagram.
Please be advised that
with cold winter weather, there exists the possibility of
school buses being cancelled for safety reasons. In the event of
extremely cold weather (ambient temperature is equal or colder than -35°C or a wind chill hazard of -45°C or greater) buses
will be cancelled and students will need alternate transportation.
Note: The wind chill is based on a reading taken by Environment Canada at 6:00 a.m. at The Forks.
School Division will contact all parents via Synrevoice (automated phone messaging),
to advise them of bus cancellations. The news media is also alerted to
cancellations and Division websites are updated to reflect any
announcements. Please find these announcements at the top of our home page. Media information is available on CJOB radio and web at http://www.cjob.com, and at www.sjasd.ca
During inclement weather, the safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. Our decision to keep schools open and/or bus services running is decided in affiliation with our Metro School Divisions and is based on a number of factors.
On any given school day, when the conditions are not favourable due to extreme weather conditions, parents have the option to keep their children at home. The education of our students is a priority but we also want all of our students to be safe at all times. In some circumstances, we recognize there is a need to keep our schools open for those students who are able to make it safely to school and to uphold normal routines for the families in our communities. On storm/snow days, we appreciate the flexibility our staff demonstrates, adjusting their classes accordingly based on the number of students in attendance in each school. We ask parents to always call or email the school if your child is unable to make it to school to ensure we are aware of all absences in the building.
Please ensure that the school is notified if your phone number changes so that we will be able to contact you.
Student Transportation in Public Vehicles
The Board defines any vehicle used to transport students, other than a Division owned or chartered bus, as a private vehicle or "non-owned vehicle".
Although school buses are utilized to transport students on school sponsored activities such as field trips, outdoor education projects or sports activities, occasionally private vehicles are used to transport students to and from such events. Read the complete policy information here.
Other Related Rules and Regulations
Please note that Transportation services are also guided by the following regulations:
Regular Office Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Transportation Department is responsible for busing, trucking services and courier services. Please contact your child's school with transportation-related queries. School staff will re-route queries where appropriate to Transportation.