School Bus First Rider Program Underway

Learn the rules and responsibilities of riding and waiting for the school bus

The Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium has begun its annual First Rider program for kindergarten and primary age students.

It’s a free, one-hour information session for parents/guardians and their children to learn school bus safety.

The program focuses on rules and responsibilities of riding and waiting for the school bus…and includes a ride on a school bus.

No registration is required. Any Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) or Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) student attending school in Simcoe County is invited to attend any of the sessions be it at a SCDSB or SMCDSB school.

The 2019 First Rider Program dates and session start times are as follows:

  • Monday Aug. 26 (9 and 10 a.m.) Collingwood Admiral Collingwood Elementary School
  • Tuesday Aug. 27 (6 p.m.) Midland Monsignor Castex Catholic School
  • Wednesday Aug. 28 (9 and 10 a.m.) Orillia Monsignor Lee Catholic School
  • Wednesday Aug. 28 (6 p.m.) Barrie Terry Fox Elementary School
  • Thursday Aug. 29 (6 p.m.) Innisfil Holy Cross Catholic School
  • Friday Aug. 30 (9 and 10 a.m.) Alliston Holy Family Catholic School

Visit the SCSTC website at for more information.