Southwestern Ontario Student Transportation Services ("STS") is pleased to announce
it's fourth annual school bus safety day is being held on August 16, 2013 from 9:00
a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The event will be held at 2 London locations - Westmount/Jean Vanier
Elementary Schools and Mother Theresa Secondary School. Simultaneous events will
also be held at St Mary's Secondary School (Woodstock), Gemini Sportsplex (Strathroy)
and St Joe's Secondary School (St Thomas).
School Bus Safety Day provides parents and their young ones a chance to get familiar
with a "big yellow bus" before the first day of school. Families can take their
first bus rides on both full sized yellow buses and wheelchair equipped vehicles.
Parents and their kids will learn about school bus safety rules, boarding and deboarding
the bus and evacuating a bus in case of an emergency. Each student will receive
a certificate and other goodies for attending.
The event is free but parents are welcome to consider either a cash donation or
bringing new school supplies as STS is again partnering with "Supplies for Students".
A list of the much needed school supplies is available at
"School Bus Safety Day is a great way for parents and their little ones to overcome
some of those start-of-school jitters. We are very pleased to mark our 4th annual
school bus safety day and our continued partnership with Supplies for Students.
School bus safety impacts the whole community so this is a wonderful way to bring
it front and center before school begins in September. We hope for a great turn
out, good weather and lots of supports for Supplies for Students, " says Maureen
Cosyn Heath, General Manager
Southwestern Ontario Student Transportation Services coordinates school bussing
services in Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford counties for over 45,000 students each day.