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Your Busing May Change Next Year...

Click the image below to view the Summer 2021 Edition of our On The Bus newsletter for important reminders about school bus eligibility and walk to stop policies as well as information on this year's First Rider program for incoming JK students.

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Student Transportation Suspended Due to Provincial Order to Learn from Home

School Boards across the Province have been ordered to move to virtual learning. Therefore, elementary and secondary school students in Thunder Bay as well as across the province will participate in remote learning following the April Break.

Student transportation will continue to be suspended until further notice except for arrangements made for students with Special Needs who continue with in-person learning and have requested transportation though their school.

Student Transportation Services will resume April 19, 2021

Dr. Janet DeMille from the TBDHU has issued a letter to the local school boards informing them that the suspension of in-person learning in effect until April 12 will not be extended beyond that date and schools can re-open for in-person learning and child care programs from that date forward. With Spring Break scheduled for April 12-16, all Student Transportation Services will resume April 19, 2021.

Senior Elementary School and High School Students Must Register for School Bus Transportation Annually

Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay has opened its annual online registration for eligible students requiring transportation who are attending any senior elementary school or secondary school next year. As part of our efforts to ensure safe, reliable and efficient transportation, this process assists in planning for efficient bus routes for the new school year.

Access to the online Application for 2021-2022 Senior Elementary School (grades 7-8) and High School (grades 9-12) is available here .

Eligible students attending the schools listed below in September 2021 are required to have their application for transportation completed by April 30, 2021.

Lakehead Public Schools:

Hammarskjöld High School

Westgate Collegiate & Vocational Institute

Superior Collegiate & Vocational Institute

Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board Schools:

Bishop EQ Jennings Senior Elementary School

Bishop Gallagher Senior Elementary School

Pope John Paul II Senior Elementary School

St. Ignatius High School

St. Patrick High School

Northern Lights Catholic District School Board Schools:

Catholic school of La Vérendrye

La Vérendrye Catholic High School

For Consideration:

Senior Elementary school and Secondary school students must reside greater than 1.6 kilometers away from their board-designated school to qualify for busing. Check transportation eligibility here .

School bus stops are farther away for senior elementary and secondary school students - students are expected to walk up to 800 meters to access a bus stop in residential areas.

A student who chooses to register at a school other than at his / her Board designated school will not be provided transportation.

Assigned students who do not ride the bus at least once in any 20 consecutive school day periods are subject to removal from busing, and must reapply in order to be reinstated.

Individual student transportation information for all returning students in the 2021-2022 school year will be available online through the “Parent Portal” found at www.ststb.ca by the end of June 2021. An announcement will be made when this information is available.

Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay (STSTB) is the transportation consortium for the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, Lakehead Public Schools and Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales.

For further information, please visit www.ststb.ca or contact Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay at (807) 625-1660


Thunder Bay School Transportation Services is requesting online registration for eligible students who require transportation and will be attending elementary or senior high school next year. In order to ensure safe, reliable and efficient transportation, this process helps determine bus routes for the new school year.

The online registration application for primary (grades 7-8) and secondary (grades 9-12) schools is available here .

Students attending the following schools in September 2021 must complete the application form no later than April 30, 2021.

Lakehead Public Schools:

Hammarskjöld High School

Westgate Collegiate & Vocational Institute

Superior Collegiate & Vocational Institute

Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board schools:

Bishop EQ Jennings Senior Elementary School

Bishop Gallagher Senior Elementary School

Pope John Paul II Senior Elementary School

St. Ignatius High School

St. Patrick High School

Northern Lights Catholic District School Board schools:

Catholic school of La Vérendrye

La Vérendrye Catholic High School

Key points :

Students in grades 7 to 12 must reside more than one mile from their school designated by the school board to be eligible for bus transportation. Check transportation eligibility here ;

School bus stops are further away for Grades 7 to 12 students - they are expected to walk up to 800 meters to access a bus stop in residential areas;

If your student chooses to attend a school other than the school designated by the school board, transportation will not be provided;

Assigned students who do not take the bus at least once during a period of 20 consecutive school days may be removed from the bus and must reapply to be reinstated;

Information on individual student transportation for the 2020-2021 school year will only be available online on the "Parents Portal" at www.ststb.ca at the end of June 2020. A notice will be posted when this information is available. available.

Thunder Bay School Transportation Services (STSTB) is an inter-board transportation consortium formed by the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, Lakehead District School Board, and the Northern Lights Catholic District School Board.

For more information, please visit www.ststb.ca or contact Thunder Bay School Transportation Services at (807) 625-1660.

Student Transportation Service Cancellation Extended Through April 12

The TBDHU Medical Officer of Health has updated her instructions today regarding the suspension of in-person learning.

Due to the elevated numbers of school-aged children with COVID-19 as well as elevated numbers of COVID-19 cases in the community, Dr. DeMille has extended the current suspension until April 12, 2021 which will bring us into Spring break. In-person instruction to students with special education needs who cannot be accommodated through remote learning and who wish to attend in-person instruction may continue to do so and we will continue providing transportation for those students as needed through April 9.

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Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay is a student transportation consortium of these 3 school boards:

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Suite 2001, 715 Hewitson St. Thunder Bay, ON. P7B 6B5 • Phone: (807) 625-1660 • Fax: (807) 622-5818