Wondering if school buses are running in Waterloo Region today? We have you covered! Find out if your child’s bus is still running, alternate routes or options for getting to school, and more information here.
Are buses running today?
Inclement weather or other factors may cause your child’s bus to be cancelled. Traffic, weather, and accidents may also cause delays. On particularly harsh winter days, it’s a smart idea to check that your child’s bus is running before sending them off to their stop!
To check delays and cancellations, look here.
This website is updated in real time to help you stay up to date on where your child’s bus is. Before sending your child to their stop, check to see if their bus could be delayed! The site will also inform you how late each bus is, ranging from 10 minutes to over an hour.
Can I subscribe to notifications from my child’s school?
You absolutely can! To receive updates about bus delays and cancellations right to your email, sign up at this link! Link your email to your phone for to the minute updates. You can also sign up to receive emails whenever your child’s school is closed! Don’t worry about excessive notifications- you can customize the information you will receive, so that you only get information about your child’s bus route.
Sign up for email notifications about your child’s school here.
Remember that schools will not always be closed on days that buses are cancelled.
How can I get my kids to school when buses are cancelled?
If buses are cancelled but schools are still open, the first decision you will want to make is whether you want your child to go to school. Because buses are often cancelled due to poor weather, you may decide that it is safer to keep your child at home. In the event that you decide to keep your child home, you should call their school’s attendance line and let them know you have made this decision.
If you decide it is safe for your child to go to school, you may choose to drive them yourself, or set up a carpool with neighbours. GRT may also be an option, as city bus services are less likely to be cancelled.
For more information on Waterloo Region schools, check our other posts here.