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Students invited to ride bus at Kindy Ride Day

GUELPH - Do you have a little learner that would like to know more about riding the bus before the first day of school?

Parents and guardians with children entering junior kindergarten and senior kindergarten this September are encouraged to come out to the annual Kindergarten Ride Day.

Kindy Ride Day is on Aug. 29. The annual event is organized by Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportation Services/Services de transport de Wellington-Dufferin (STWDSTS), which provides transportation services for eligible Upper Grand District School Board students.

STWDSTS recommends that all JK and SK students – both bused and walkers – participate in this valuable program, which introduces children and their families to riding the school bus.

The free program includes a short video, question and answer period and a family bus ride. Families are encouraged to come to Kindy Ride Day together. Numerous locations are wheelchair accessible. 

Sessions begin at 9am and last approximately one hour.

Families are encouraged to book their ride in advance between Aug. 14 and 25. 

To register at the location closest to you, call:

- Denny Bus Lines at 519-833-9117 for students in Rockwood, Eramosa, Erin and Hillsburgh area and meet at Rockwood Centennial Public School; 

- Stock Orangeville at 519-925-1434 for students in Shelbourne and meet at Centennial Hylands Elementary School;

- Brenmar Transit at 519-338-3336 for students in  Mount Forest and north of Arthur and meet at Victoria Cross Public School (accessible site);

- Voyageur at 519-787-2200 for students in Elora, Fergus and south of Arthur and meet at Elora Public School (accessible site);

- First Student Orangeville at 519-941-2582 for students in Orangeville and meet at Mono-Amaranth Public School;

- STC – Elliott’s at 519-822-5225 for students in south Guelph;

- First Student Orangeville at 519-941-2582 for students in East Guelph; and

- Sharp Bus Lines at 519-824-1252 for students in West Guelph.

For more information contact STWDSTS online at or by phone at 519-824-4119 or 1-888-292-2224. 

Visit to determine transportation eligibility.

August 11, 2017


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