CANCELLED – Feb 3 – Winter Walk to School Day

Elmdale Public School and the Safe Travel Planning Committee of Parent Council have decided to CANCEL the Winter Walk to School Day planned for Wednesday, February 3.  There is an incoming winter storm and freezing rain warning affecting Ottawa tonight and tomorrow morning predicting snow, winds, freezing rain and ice pellets.


We encourage all families, staff and volunteers to take the extra time tomorrow morning to get to school safely.  We are looking at the possibility of rescheduling the event.


Transportation – Bus Delays and Cancellations

A reminder that bus delay and cancellation notices can be found by:

  • Visiting OSTA’s Parent Portal (includes detailed information about delays)

  • Following OSTA on Twitter @OttSchoolBus

  • Subscribing to OSTA’s mailing list to receive email notifications

  • Monitoring local radio and television stations


Normally, if busses are cancelled, the school remains open.

Important reminders IF BUSES ARE CANCELLED:

  • IF parents opt to drive their child(ren) to school, they MUST return for them by dismissal time, 3:30 p.m. Your child and the teachers must be aware of the dismissal plan in place. Make sure to write a note to the child’s teacher.

  • When buses do not run in the morning, they will NOT run in the afternoon, even if road conditions improve.

  • If your child is not coming to school, even when the buses are cancelled, always call the attendance line to report your child’s absence. 613-728-4715, or email

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