Changes for Grade 1 Transportation for 2016-17 School Year


Grade 1 Transportation for the 2016-2017 School Year 

Regina Public Schools, effective with the 2016-17 school year, will be changing its transportation procedures for Grade 1 students. You will have been contacted directly by letter if this change applies to your family. If you did not receive a letter, but think this applies to you, please contact your school principal. 

Here are some of the details of the changes, for your information. Starting with the 2016-17 school year, only Grade 1 students who reside or whose caregivers reside more than 1,200 metres from their designated school will be eligible for transportation. This is a change from previous years where the distance from school requirement was 600 metres. 

Transportation eligibility is based on Regina Public Schools Administrative Procedure and guidelines, as outlined below: 


Eligibility for Regular Program transportation includes the following:

a. Students must reside inside the transportation services area for the designated school,

b.Students must be enrolled and attending their designated school,

c. Kindergarten students who reside 0.6 km or farther from the designated elementary school are eligible for transportation,

d. Other elementary school students who reside 1.2 km or farther from the designated elementary school are eligible for transportation. 

Please be aware, however, that students may be eligible for an exception for transportation based on the guidelines listed below.

a. Exceptions may be permitted on Regular Program school buses but not on Regular Program light vehicle transportation (cabs, vans),

b. Exceptions may be permitted for students attending their designated school only if,

                               i.  The existing stop is more than 1,000 metres from the designated school,

                              ii.   The student walks to an existing stop and there is room available on the school bus, and

                             iii.    The student is in grade 1 to grade 5.


Exceptions will only be granted if doing so will not affect the safety, economy or efficiency of the transportation service.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school.

Weekly Calendar for W.H. FORD School

At W. H. Ford School we want to encourage families to visit our school website regularly to find out what is happening in and around the school.

Each week we will be adding new stories, events and updates about the school.

Our School Hours are 8:53am - 11:45am  and   12:45pm - 3:37pm 

Monday, November 23  Day 5 

Band Sectionals at W.H. Ford

Ms. Tarr/Mrs. Blake Skating at the Wickenheiser PM

Tuesday, November 24  Day  1

Send in fees for the SRC Dance

Wednesday, November 25  Day 2  

Scholastic Book Fair Begins in the Library

Grade 6 Curling PM

Sr. FIAP to Agribition 

Thursday, November 26  Day 3

Scholatic Book Fair

Full band at WKC

SRC Agribition Dance PM

Friday, November 27  Day 4

Student/Teacher/Family Conferences - No School, students attend conferences with their family today

Scholastic Book Fair

Upcoming Events:

Dec. 4th - Professional Development Day 

Safe School Procedures

As you visit the school you will notice signs on our main entrance door asking visitors and families to check in at the office.

The safety of your child is most important to us.

Families of students in PreKindergarten, Kindergarten and Discovery Pre-School will be encouraged to pick up their child at the classroom entrance doors.

Families with children in Grades 1 to 8 will be asked to meet their child on the playground

or to wait at the office for their child.


Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to ensure the safety of all of our children.

New Cold Weather Procedures

Regina Public Schools transportation has  implemented a new cold weather procedure effective in the 2014-2015 school year. 

If the wind chill is –45C or higher at 7:00 a.m., all student transportation will be cancelled. 

If the wind chill is –40C or higher at 7:00 a.m., transportation for students requiring vehicles equipped with lifts (for students in wheelchairs) will be cancelled. 

All schools will remain open, unless otherwise notified. 

In the event of any cold weather/wind chill cancellations, parents will be notified by school connects telephone or text notification system. Please ensure that your correct contact information has been recorded at your school. 

In the event of a transportation system-wide transportation cancellation or school closure due to weather, all local Regina TV, newspaper and radio outlets will broadcast this information both on the web and on the air. 


Information will also be tweeted by @RegPublicSchool, and announced at in the Important Announcement section.

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