Busing Updates
Route status is updated with ALL delays greater than 15 minutes. 

Parents are responsible for checking the delays/cancellations page for the current bus status.

Parents are also encouraged to tune in to their local Radio Stations during inclement weather mornings for any cancellations to their student's transportation.

When service is canceled in the morning it will be canceled all day. 


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The Ministry of Education officially announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed until May 4, 2020, to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. As indicated by the Minister of Education and the Premier, the decision to extend the closure past this date will be based on the best advice of the COVID-19 Command Table and health experts such as Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams.  

We are committed to keeping you updated as new information becomes available.

Please check your school board website for further information and continue to visit rrdtsc.rrdsb.com for updates about school bus service.

Rainy River District School Board www.rrdsb.com 

The Northwest Catholic District School Board www.tncdsb.on.ca
Posted by nikki.armstrong  On Apr 02, 2020 at 2:13 PM
  
As announced on March 12, 2020, schools across Ontario are to remain closed March 23 through April 3 due to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19 and in an effort to control its spread. Families are being urged to stay home as much as possible, and if not possible, are to practice social distancing.  If you have recently returned from vacation outside of Canada, please self-isolate and monitor your symptoms for 14 days.

Although our office is closed to the public during this time we can be reached via email at rrdtsc@rrdsb.com or at 807-274-6664.
Posted by nikki.armstrong  On Mar 22, 2020 at 8:59 PM
  

As the news reports indicate, the Premier's Office has announced it will close all publicly funded schools in Ontario for two weeks following March Break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. As a result, all schools in the Rainy River District will be closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020.

Updates will be posted as they become available. 

Posted by nikki.armstrong  On Mar 13, 2020 at 2:17 PM
  
Hwy 602 Detour Update - Monday March 9 2020

Please be advised the Hwy 602 crossing south of Emo is now partially open to traffic.

The road will be open between the periods of 7:00am - 9:00am and between 5:00pm and 7:00pm daily. 

As a result, effective Tuesday March 10, buses will resume travel via the crossing in the mornings only.

NOTE: Vehicles will be guided through the site and delays are expected. 

The afternoon routes/times via the detour remain as previously communicated. 

Families will be contacted directly today with updated pick up times. 

Any questions regarding busing please contact our office 807-274-6664.  
Posted by nikki.armstrong  On Mar 09, 2020 at 10:14 AM
  
Hwy 602 Detour Update - March 8, 2020. 

There are reports of the Hwy 602 crossing south of Emo opening Monday March 9 for periods of time with an escort present. However these periods of time are unknown and as such busing will continue via the 
detour until further notice.

Routes/times remain as previously communicated by the Operator. 

Families will be contacted directly by the operator once the crossing opens. 

Any questions regarding busing please contact our office 807-274-6664.
Posted by nikki.armstrong  On Mar 08, 2020 at 8:35 PM
  
Hwy 602 Train Derailment Update - Thursday March 5 2020

The Hwy 602 crossing south of Emo remains closed until further notice. 

Routes/times remain as previously communicated by the Operator. 

Families will be contacted directly when the detour opens. 

Any questions regarding busing please contact our office 807-274-6664.
Posted by nikki.armstrong  On Mar 05, 2020 at 2:12 PM
  
UPDATED: BUS 235 - Thursday March 5 2020
BUS 235 is running approx 25-30 mins late this morning due to the road conditions.
Posted by nikki.armstrong  On Mar 05, 2020 at 8:10 AM
  
BUS 235 - Thursday March 5 2020

BUS 235 is running approx 20-25mins late this morning due to the road conditions. 
Posted by nikki.armstrong  On Mar 05, 2020 at 7:52 AM
  
Reminder for Thursday March 5 2020
The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) and The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) have given notice that their members will participate in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Thursday, March 5, 2020 if a provincial settlement is not reached.
Unless strike notices are withdrawn, The Northwest Catholic District School Board will be closing all schools to students for one day on Thursday, March 5, 2020. As a result, there will be NO busing for students attending the following schools:
• St. Mary School
• Our Lady of the Way School
• St. Patrick School
In addition, the Rainy River District School Board will be closing the following high schools to students in Grades 9-12 ONLY on Thursday, March 5, 2020:
• Atikokan High School
• Rainy River High School
• Fort Frances High School
ALL Rainy River District School Board elementary schools and ALL Grade 7 and 8 Programs within Rainy River District School Board high schools will be open Thursday, March 5, 2020 with busing as regularly scheduled.
Schools will reopen and busing will resume on Friday March 6, 2020.
Please check the board websites for labour relations updates.
The Northwest Catholic District School Board www.tncdsb.on.ca
The Rainy River District School Board www.rrdsb.com
Posted by nikki.armstrong  On Mar 04, 2020 at 1:33 PM
  
The Rainy River District Transportation Services has been notified that BOTH The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) and The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) have given notice that their members will participate in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Thursday, March 5, 2020 if a provincial settlement is not reached. 

Unless strike notices are withdrawn, The Northwest Catholic District School Board will be closing all schools to students for one day on Thursday, March 5, 2020. As a result, there will be NO busing for students attending the following schools: 

St. Mary School 
Our Lady of the Way School
St. Patrick School 

In addition, the Rainy River District School Board will be closing the following high schools to students in Grades 9-12 ONLY on Thursday, March 5, 2020:

Atikokan High School
Rainy River High School
Fort Frances High School 

ALL Rainy River District School Board elementary schools and ALL Grade 7 and 8 Programs within Rainy River District School Board high schools will be open Thursday, March 5, 2020 with busing as regularly scheduled. 

Schools will reopen and busing will resume on Friday March 6, 2020. 

Please check the board websites for labour relations updates. 

The Northwest Catholic District School Board www.tncdsb.on.ca

The Rainy River District School Board www.rrdsb.com
Posted by nikki.armstrong  On Feb 28, 2020 at 3:04 PM
  
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