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York Region Police Road Safety Program September 18th

Dear Families,

Our schools work in close partnership with York Regional Police to promote safety in our school communities for our students, staff and families.

On the morning of Monday Sept. 18, 2017 parents and students should expect to see a heightened police and media presence in the area of W.J. Watson P.S. to educate drivers of the importance of driving carefully in school zones, especially during school hours.

The objective of this event is to educate members of the community of the importance of driving carefully in school zones, especially during school hours. The safety and well-being of our students is one of our top priorities at YRDSB and this event is one more way we are working to promote safety within our school community. Along with partners at York Regional Police, we would like to thank all of our community members who watch carefully for our students, avoid speeding in residential neighbourhoods and obey the laws governing school buses.

Please see the letter below from York Region Police for more information.

 

LETTER TO PARENTS REGARDING ROAD SAFETY EVENT - YRP

Student Bussing

Did you know that students’ bussing eligibility changes throughout their school career? Your son/daughter’s eligibility to ride the school bus may change according to their grade and distance from home to school. Below are the provisions for eligibility identified in the Board’s Transportation Policy #680:

  • All YRDSB students in Grades JK-3 who live within 1.2 km of their school are not eligible for transportation
  • All YRDSB students in Grades 4-8 who live within 1.6 km of their school are not eligible for transportation
  • All YRDSB students in Grades 9-12 who live within a transit served area are not eligible for transportation.

To view Board Policy #680 Student Transportation, please visit www.yrdsb.ca.
For more information about bus transportation and to determine your son/daughter’s eligibility please visit www.schoolbuscity.com.