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OSTA Parent Portal for Bus Information is Now Open

The Parent Portal is now open. School staff are asked to provide parents and guardians with student transportation information if they call.

Due to the ongoing driver shortage, some routes have been temporarily cancelled until a solution can be found for those students. We also know there may be daily cancellations due to COVID isolation and other reasons throughout the school year. It is vital that school staff, parents and guardians regularly check the posted cancellation lists for either OCDSB or OCSB on the website to confirm the route’s status.



Blue Bus V178 - Cancellation of Service

Hello Families,

There have been multiple changes and cancellations to transportation services for OCSB students due to severe driver shortages. You are receiving this message because your child was assigned to blue bus, V178, and OSTA has informed St. Emily that this route is now cancelled due to driver shortage.

For cancelled routes, parents will need to find alternative transportation to get their children to school for the next few weeks until services stabilize. OSTA continues to work with its operators to find creative solutions to provide service to as many students as possible during these unprecedented circumstances.

Please review your child’s information on the Parent Portal and then check the posted list to confirm the route’s status. The list will be updated daily with any new cancellations reported the morning that service occurs. We encourage you to subscribe to receive important information from OSTA, such as delays and cancellations. Once the route resumes, parents are asked to stay with their children at the bus stop until the bus arrives in case of delays or cancellations.

We thank you for your continued patience during these challenging times.


Welcome to Kindergarten 2021-20221

OSTA Bus information now in Parent Porta

The Parent Portal is now open.

Due to the ongoing driver shortage, some routes have been temporarily cancelled until a solution can be found for those students. We also know th

ere may be daily cancellations due to COVID isolation and other reasons throughout the school year. It is vital that school staff, parents and guardians regularly check the posted cancellation lists for either OCDSB or OCSB on the website to confirm the route’s status.




Hello and welcome to St. Emily,


It is so good to be able to have you come into the school building. We have been waiting and planning for this day to come.

Some important things for you to know about next week and the beginning of the school year.

Masks

All Kindergarten students (Year 1 and Year 2) will be wearing masks in the school building because we want to be safe and play together.


Buses

All students who are eligible for a bus will need to wear a mask on the bus. We will be assigning each student a place to sit on the bus. You can go on to OSTA http://www.ottawaschoolbus.ca/ and check out where your child will be picked up and dropped off now. Kindergarten students must be met by someone. They will return to school if someone is not there to pick them up from the bus.

All Year 1 Kindergarten students who are bus eligible will begin taking the bus on Friday, September 10


Opening Days

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

All returning Year 2 (or Senior Kindergarten students) and those students attending Chapman Mills Childcare will come to school on the first day. Your classroom educational team will reach out to you to let you know where to meet. We will be lining up outside like last year.

New to Kindergarten - both Year 1 and Year 2

New students to Kindergarten at St. Emily (Year 1 and Year 2) will be called by their educational team inviting them to a time to meet. Each team is meeting at different times and will meet up with you outside. Students may come into the classroom. Parents may not. Students do not stay at school on this day.

The first day for new Year 1 or Year 2 students will be determined by the team after they meet with their classroom educational team.

All Kindergarten (Year 1 and Year 2) will be in class together on Friday, September 10, 2021.


Have a great time until we see you at school

Be safe. Be Kind


Tracy Mertz Kevin Shannon The Kindergarten Team

Principal Vice Principal



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