Transportation

School Bus

Student transportation to and from home and school is provided by the Durham Student Transportation System. Service is based on your school boundaries and the distance between your home and school. Visit the DSTS website to view the Transportation Policy.

Route Information

All parents/guardians/students are responsible during the last two weeks of August to either check www.dsts.on.ca or 24 hour automated phone line (1-866-908-6578 or 905-666-6979) to obtain their student's busing details (e.g. bus #, bus time, and stop location). Every year, there is the possibility of bus stop times and/or location changes, as well as, bus number changes. Parent/Guardians will need the student's OEN (found on a report card) in order to activate the system.

Eligibility

For students new to St. Mary, Durham Student Transportation Services automatically will capture student information during the St. Mary registration process and route information will be available in the  last two weeks of August. To inquire about home address eligibility at any time, you can contact DSTS and speak to your Pickering coordinator (this includes St. Joseph C.S. in Uxbridge) at 1-800-240-6943. Please note that home address only can be used for transportation purposes. For more information see "Secondary Student Eligibilty Check" on www.dsts.on.ca 

Inclement Weather

Occasionally Durham Student Transportation Services (DSTS) cancels school bus transportation due to weather conditions. The cancellation of school bus service is a decision made in consultation with local service providers including bus operators, municipal staff and the school boards in the early morning. Once a decision has been made to cancel school bus service in the morning, all major media outlets are notified. If school buses are cancelled, it is for the entire day regardless of what happens to the weather during the day. When transportation services are cancelled, schools may remain open. The decision to close schools rests with the Directors of Education at the respective school boards. See the Inclement Weather Map and instructions for parents for more information.

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