102-550 Bingemans Centre Drive

Kitchener, ON

N2B 3X9


Date: September 16, 2022

Re: Transportation Service Interruptions

Route: 122


Dear Parent(s)/Guardians(s):

This letter is to inform you that your child’s bus route is expected to be cancelled from Monday September 19, 2022 to Friday, September 23, 2022. It will start again on Monday, September 26, 2022.

While more than 90% of scheduled trips are operating normally, some routes are experiencing more frequent and prolonged delays (50 minutes or greater) due to driver shortages. As a result, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) will need to cancel some routes for a short period of time.

Routes will not be cancelled for more than a week at a time. This temporary measure will be effective through to December 2022.

Stay Informed

Families will be informed the day prior to any cancellation. Cancellations will be posted on the STSWR website with an expected return date.

We understand the significant impact this decision will have on our students and their families and caregivers. STSWR does this only as a last resort. We hope that this proactive message will allow families and caregivers to better prepare for and react to the cancellation of bus routes.

We ask for your support in extending thanks and grace to our bus drivers who work hard to keep students safe. If you would like to know more about driving a school bus, please visit

Supporting Student Learning

If a school bus route is cancelled, you have two options:

  • Learn remotely asynchronously:
    • Students use their class Virtual Learning Environment (D2L or Google Classroom).
    • Students may access lessons on TVO.
  • Alternative transportation:
    • Families may find another way for students to get to school.

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