Current Reported Delays and Cancellations:
Click the Status Box above for more details.
Cancelled Bus Routes (Updated February 24, 2021, 6:05 pm)
(1) All WESTGATE and KINGSWAY students scheduled for Virtual Learning at Home Feb 22-25. Transportation cancelled all week for these students only. (Westgate Transfer Point will remain active for HAMM FI and SUPERIOR IB Shuttle Transfers)
(2) All ST. JAMES students scheduled for Virtual Learning at Home starting Tuesday, February 23 for 1 week. Transportation cancelled for the duration for these students.
(3) All WOODCREST students scheduled for Virtual Learning at Home starting Wednesday, February 24 for 1 week. Transportation cancelled for the duration for these students.
***CHECK THE CURRENT REPORTED DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS STATUS BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON TODAY'S TRANSPORTATION ROUTES ***
OUR CONTRACTED SCHOOL BUS OPERATORS ARE REPORTING A SEVERE DRIVER SHORTAGE AS A RESULT OF THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SERVICE THE FOLLOWING ROUTES:
ASSIGNED DRIVER UNAVAILABLE FOR DATES INDICATED - NO DRIVERS TO COVER DUE TO DRIVER SHORTAGE:
NORTH 01 servicing Gron Morgan AM & PM, Woodcrest AM & PM cancelled until further notice
NORTH 13 servicing Gron Morgan AM & PM cancelled until further notice
NORTH 35 servicing Bishop EQ Jennings AM & PM, Corpus Christi AM cancelled Tuesday, February 23 through Friday, March 5, 2021 (N35 NOON - SUPE/HAMM will be serviced)
NORTH 51 servicing St. Bernard AM & PM, Franco Superieur AM & PM cancelled Thursday, February 25, 2021
SOUTH 01 servicing Elsie MacGill AM & PM cancelled until through Feb 26, 2021 (S01 NOON - WEST will be serviced)
SOUTH 33 servicing St. Patrick AM, Pope John Paul II AM & PM, Franco Superieur AM cancelled Thursday, February 25 only (S33 NOON - STPA will be serviced)
SOUTH 40 servicing Holy Family AM & PM cancelled Wednesday, February 24 and Thursday February 25
SOUTH 47 servicing St. Patrick AM, Pope John Paul II AM & PM, St. Elizabeth AM & PM cancelled until further notice
SOUTH 63 servicing St. Patrick AM, Pope John Paul II AM, St. Martin AM & PM cancelled for Thursday, February 25, 2021 (S63 NOON - STPA will be serviced)
PARENTS OF STUDENTS ON THE ABOVE ROUTES WILL NEED TO MAKE ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE TIME BEING. WE SINCERELY APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE THIS WILL CAUSE AND WE ARE WORKING WITH IRON RANGE AND FIRST STUDENT TO RESOLVE THE SITUATION AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DRIVER SHORTAGE (EN FRANÇAIS)
Bus Delay and Cancellation info sent directly to your mobile device!
The Bus Status app displays bus service information from our contracted school bus operators for school routes administered by Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay. The app uses real-time push notification alerts to keep parents/guardians, students, and other stakeholders in the Thunder Bay area updated. Users can subscribe to receive alerts for inclement weather cancellations and school bus delays/cancellations.
REMINDER: As school bus routes can change every year; you will need to re-select your AM & PM routes at the start of each new school year.
Step 1: Download the Bus Status App
The Bus Status app is available for Android and iPhone:
Step 2: Select Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay
App users will need to select ‘Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay’ from the district list the first time they open the new app. From that moment on, the app will default to routes administered by STSTB.
Step 3: Subscribe to Weather Cancellations
The first options in every list are *RURAL ROUTES WEATHER CANCELLATIONS* and *ALL ROUTES WEATHER CANCELLATIONS*. Tap and highlight the star to the right of either or both to receive general alerts in the event of either Rural Only or All bus cancellations due to inclement weather.
PLEASE NOTE: Weather Cancellations always override the individual bus status for each bus that falls under the weather cancellation type (All or Rural).
Step 4: Subscribe to your bus route(s)
Tap "All Buses" at the bottom of the app screen to display the list of all bus routes, both AM and PM, servicing multiple schools.
Tap "Filter by School" above the start of the list of bus routes to narrow the list to only bus routes servicing your school.
Subscribe to bus delay notifications by tapping and highlighting the star to the right of your morning and afternoon bus route(s). This will allow you to receive alerts on your mobile device in the event of a delay.
PLEASE NOTE that many bus routes service multiple schools and it is important to select the correct route which includes your child's school code in the Route Name displayed. Filtering the route list by your child's school name will help with this.
You can confirm your bus route name by logging into the Parent Portal
Inclement Weather Cancellations Only
In the event of an inclement weather cancellation, the *WEATHER CANCELLATIONS* will turn red and the comments will include further details of the cancellation.
PLEASE NOTE: Weather Cancellations ALWAYS override bus delays. If you are impacted by a closed weather zone, then disregard your bus delay status if it indicates otherwise.
Bus Delays and Cancellations
The bus routes you have subscribed to (highlighted star) are saved in the "My Buses" tab found at the bottom of the app screen. You will receive alerts for Weather Cancellations, Other Cancellations (such as Driver Shortage) and Bus Delays. Bus operators are responsible for posting route service delays and only those exceeding 15 minutes will be posted.
PLEASE NOTE: If your bus assignment has changed or if you wish to unsubscribe to notifications for any previously subscribed bus for any reason, you can do so by tapping and un-highlighting the star to the right.
General notifications can be viewed at anytime by tapping the notification bell at the top right hand corner of the app screen.