Transportation at HWCDSB
At HWCDSB, student transportation is provided by the consortium Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services (HWSTS). HWSTS provides safe, effective and efficient transportation services to eligible students at HWCDSB as well as Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board.
This may take the form of traditional yellow school buses, school purpose vans or Hamilton Street Railway transit.
How am I notified of a bus delay?
HWSTS maintains a Parent Portal. By registering with this tool, families can receive email updates when a morning or afternoon bus delay occurs. Delays are also found on the HWSTS website.
In addition, bus delays are posted to the website of the affected HWCDSB schools. To avoid duplication with the HWSTS portal, HWCDSB does not send its website subscribers a second email about a bus delay.
How do I contact transportation staff?
Families are encouraged to visit the HWSTS website at www.hamiltonschoolbus.ca to learn more.
How does severe winter weather affect transportation at HWCDSB?
The decision to remain open or to close is always made with the safety and security of our students and staff in mind. When a decision to close is made, it is done so in conjunction with our colleagues at the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board based on relevant information at that time.
School Boards across Ontario have varying policies around the cancellation of schools. At HWCDSB, the cancellation of transportation due to inclement weather does not automatically mean that schools are closed.
Please remember, as a parent/guardian you always have the choice of whether or not to send your child to school. HWCDSB will NOT post a weather alert on its website to signal that schools are open.
Frequently asked questions about HWSTS …
Please visit the HWSTS FAQ web page