Kindergarten students invited to practice riding the bus at annual Kindy Ride Day

For Immediate Release
August 4, 2017

GUELPH, Ontario – Do you have a little learner that would like to know more about riding the bus before the first day of school?

Parents and guardians with children entering Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten this September are encouraged to come out to STWDSTS’ Annual Kindergarten Ride Day.

Kindy Ride Day is on Tuesday August 29. The annual event is organized by Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportation Services/Services de transport de Wellington-Dufferin (STWDSTS), which provides transportation services for eligible Upper Grand District School Board students.

STWDSTS recommends that all JK and SK students – both bused and walkers – participate in this valuable program, which introduces children and their families to riding the school bus.

The free program includes a short video, question and answer period and a family bus ride. Families are encouraged to come to Kindy Ride Day together. Numerous locations are wheelchair accessible. Sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. and last approximately one hour.

Book your ride in advance between August 14 and 25. To register at the location closest to you, call:

Rockwood Centennial PS: Rockwood, Eramosa, Erin and Hillsburgh area
Denny Bus Lines, 519-833-9117

Centennial Hylands Elementary School (w/c accessible site): Shelburne
Stock Orangeville, 519-925-1434

Victoria Cross Public School (w/c accessible site): Mount Forest and north of Arthur
Brenmar Transit, 519-338-3336

Elora Public School (w/c accessible site): Elora, Fergus and south of Arthur
Voyageur, 519-787-2200

Mono-Amaranth Public School: Orangeville
First Student Orangeville, 519-941-2582

South Guelph
STC – Elliott’s, 519-822-5225

East Guelph
First Student Orangeville, 519-941-2582

West Guelph
Sharp Bus Lines, 519-824-1252

For more information, please contact STWDSTS online at or by phone at 519-824-4119 or 1-888-292-2224 (toll free). Visit to determine Transportation Eligibility for any residential address in the district.

School buses are pictured on a sunny day.


For more information:
Heather Loney, Communications and Community Engagement Officer
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.725

Megan Sicoli, Administrative Officer, Communications
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.764