Transportation Information

Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) provides safe and efficient transportation for eligible students within the City of Kawartha Lakes, the County of Haliburton, and the District Municipality of Muskoka. Transportation Services reviews school vehicle stops and routes for student safety, ensures school vehicle operators meet contracted legislative requirements for safety and service, responds to transportation change requests and inquiries, and offers school vehicle safety programs.

For more information, visit TLDSB’s Transportation Procedure, or you can contact Transportation Services with any questions or concerns by phone at 1-888-526-5552 or by filling out the contact form found on the My Bus To School website.

Parent/Guardian Information

For the catchment area your address lies within as well as the eligibility, please fill in your information at www.mybustoschool.ca.

TLDSB Walking Distances
To the school:

JK – Gr. 8   1.6km

Gr. 9 – 12   3.2km

To a designated bus pickup point:

JK – Gr. 8   0.8km

Gr. 9 – 12   1.6km

Wondering what your child’s bus will be for the next school year?

Student transportation information will be available on www.mybustoschool.ca
Parents can create a login and check their child’s transportation information for the coming school year after August 31 of each school year.

Subscribe to bus cancellations and delays

Please see the instructions below on how to subscribe and visit www.mybustoschool.ca to complete your subscription. A notification is sent out when the buses are cancelled and if your child’s bus is delayed by 15 minutes or more.

  1. Go to mybustoschool.ca and select Parent Portal.
  2. Login using your email and password. If you haven’t already done so, you may need to create an account.

Delays and cancellations

Bus cancellation information can be found in the following locations:

Bus transportation may be cancelled during inclement weather or due to poor or deteriorating road conditions. Each geographical area of the Board (City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County, and the District Municipality of Muskoka) is assessed independently. The decision whether or not buses will be cancelled is made in consultation with bus operators taking into consideration existing road conditions, weather conditions as reported by Environment Canada, and any other information available at the time the decision has to be made.

Frequently asked questions

If the alternate address meets the eligibility requirements of being within your child’s school boundary and outside the walk-to-school distance, contact your child’s school to complete a Child Care or Custody Transportation form. Please note: you must have a fixed, regular schedule. Please call our office at 1-888-526-5552 to discuss your needs, if you still have questions.

For safety and efficiency, school vehicle stops are created centrally to accommodate a multiple number of students. Unless for exceptional conditions as determined by Transportation Services, school vehicle stops will be a minimum of 200 metres apart.

Any request for a change in service or new stops must be submitted through your school or directly to Transportation Services. Transportation Services will approve this request based on the policies and procedures. The school will be notified of the outcome of the request. All stops must be authorized by Transportation Services.

Transportation is only provided for eligible students to/from home and school.

Temporary changes to transportation cannot be accommodated under our policies and procedures.

Please contact your child’s school to inform them of any address changes.

Contact the bus company for lost items; be ready to provide the school and bus number to the bus company. Alternatively, you can call our transportation office at 1-888-526-5552. Bus operator phone numbers are as follows:

Campbell Bus Lines Ltd. – 705-789-1975
First Student – Bowmanville 905-623-3811 
FIrst Student – Orillia 705-326-7376
Haliburton Bus Lines – 705-457-8882
Hammond Transportation – 705-645-5431
J & K Devitt – 705-738-2461
Kawartha Lakes Bus Lines Ltd. – 705-324-8882
Student Transportation of Canada – 705-743-0166 or 1-877-743-7403

Parents are encouraged to subscribe to their child’s bus delays and cancellations at www.mybustoschool.ca

Haliburton
Country 105 (105.1 FM)
MooseFM Huntsville (105.5 FM)
The Moose Bancroft (97.7 FM)
Canoe FM (100.9 FM)
CBC (92.3 FM)

City of Kawartha Lakes
BOB FM (91.9 FM)
The Wolf (101.5 FM)
CBC (98.7 FM)
Country 105 (105.1 FM)
KICX 106 (105.9 FM)

Muskoka
Moose FM Huntsville (105.5 FM)
The Moose Bracebridge (99.5 FM)
Rock95 (95.7 FM)
Jack FM (105.9 FM)
CBC (94.3 FM)

Any request for a change to a stop location or for the addition of a bus stop must be submitted through your school or directly to Transportation Services. After reviewing the request a decision on whether the request can be approved will be made and notification will be given to the school to contact the person making the request. All stops must be authorized by the Transportation Services.

Transportation requests received from the school by 4 p.m. each Wednesday will be processed for transportation to be effective the following Monday morning.

The school bus is considered to be an extension of the classroom and, as such, student conduct detrimental to the safe operation of the bus or to the safety of others riding on the bus, will not be permitted. Every student is responsible to the principal or designate of the school that the student attends for their conduct while on the school bus. If you have an issue to report, please speak with the principal or designate at your child(ren)’s school.

Concerns regarding stop locations should be submitted to the school or Transportation Services directly for review. All stop changes must be authorized by Transportation Services.

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