BUS POLICY/CANCELLATION INFORMATION

Bus Policy:

A bus route that is cancelled in the morning due to extreme cold will run in the afternoon, if conditions have improved. In the past, if a bus route was cancelled in the morning due to cold weather, it was automatically cancelled for the entire day.

Bus routes cancelled at 6:00am due to cold weather will operate on their regular routes at the end of the school day, provided that temperatures reported at 12 noon are warmer than -40 degrees Celsius (combined temperature/windchill). (as reported by Environment Canada for Saskatoon at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca).

If the bus will run at the end of the school day, parents will receive notifications through the Versatrans My Stop app and the update will be posted on the Division’s website and phone hotline (306-683-2805).

Educational tours and/or extra-curricular travel by bus will operate in the afternoon provided that temperatures reported at 11 a.m. are warmer than -40 degrees Celsius (combined temperature/windchill).

Wheelchair lift equipment will be operational in the afternoon if the combined temperature is above -35 degrees Celsius at 12 noon. The driver will contact the student’s family if the lift equipment is operating for the afternoon route.

Martensville Bus cancellation announcements:

  • All Prairie Spirit School Division bus cancellations are prominently posted on the Prairie Spirit website (www.spiritsd.ca/Buses) by 6:00 a.m. each school day. Please keep in mind that you will need to refresh your computer in order to ensure you are able to see the most current updates to the website.
  • Prairie Spirit has a bus hotline: 306-683-2805 that will list bus cancellations every day.
  • The following radio stations will also make sporadic announcements of bus cancellations in our school division: The Bull 92.9 and C95 (FM) and CKOM 650 and 600 CJWW (AM).

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