Phone: 519-884-8480

Communication of School Bus Cancellations or School Closures

Between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on mornings when inclement weather has been forecast for Waterloo Region, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) — the arm’s length body that coordinates and operates student transportation for the school boards — assesses the current weather conditions, in consultation with local bus companies, if necessary. If a recommendation to cancel transportation (including potential closure of schools) is to be made, the local school boards are contacted and a joint decision is made between STSWR and the boards.

All reasonable efforts are made to announce any cancellation of buses or school closures well before the start of school. Please note that public announcements will only be made if buses are cancelled and / or schools are closed.

It is recommended that parents, guardians, staff and students tune in a local Waterloo Region radio station:
AM 570, 1090;
FM 91.5, 96.7,  99.5, 107.5
and also monitor the following online information sources for information about potential closures or cancellations:

STSWR Website:

STSWR Twitter Feed: @STSWR

WCDSB Website:

WCDSB Twitter Feed: @WCDSBNewswire