When buses are cancelled SCDSB schools remain open for student learning, as in previous years. It is always a family decision whether or not it is safe for your child(ren) to leave for school under severe weather conditions.

Please note that students who are unable to attend school due to bus cancellations will be able to access learning materials on the digital learning platform assigned by their teacher, either Desire2Learn (D2L) or Google Classroom. Students in the Learn@Home program will continue with regular programming as scheduled. 

Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium

Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC) provides transportation for approximately 36,000 out of a total of over 77,000 students enrolled in local school boards. To contact the SCSTC please call 705-733-8965.

For information on walk and bus zones, special needs, out of area transportation and bus stops, visit the
SCSTC's website.

Will your child be riding the bus for the first time? Check out the SCSTC's First Rider Program which provides parents/guardians and children with information about school bus safety, rules, and even a ride on a real school bus!

Policy No. 2410 - Transportation of Students


SCSTC Contact Info


Address: 64 Cedar Pointe Drive, Barrie, ON L4N 5R7

Phone: 705-733-8965

Twitter: @SCSTC_SchoolBus


Inclement Weather Bus Cancellation Information

For bus cancellation information, visit and follow them on Twitter at @SCSTC_SchoolBus

Which Inclement Weather Zone is my school in?

Look up your school on the SCSTC website or visit our Weather Zones page.

Staff Professional Development (PD) & Training Cancellations on Bus Cancellation Days

If professional development (PD) is scheduled for in-person attendance and is in an impacted weather zone(s), it will be cancelled for that/those zone(s) only. Staff from those affected areas will need to determine whether it is safe to drive to the PD site. All virtual learning sessions will occur regardless of inclement weather status.

Bus Cancellation Decision Process

The Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium, in conjunction with the bus operators, make the decision whether or not to cancel school buses before the start of the school day, usually before 6 a.m. The SCSTC will make every effort to post announcements between 6 and 7 a.m. with local radio stations, on the SCSTC website, and on the SCSTC's Twitter. Parents should also note that inclement weather cancellations are effective for the whole day and buses cancelled in the morning will not run at the end of the day.