Get them ready to ride

At DSBN, Kindergarten students who live more than 800 metres from their home school are eligible for transportation to and from school. To learn more about transportation eligibility, please visit the website of our transportation partner, Niagara Student Transportation Services (NSTS).

Junior Aged Kindergarten Students:

A letter will be mailed to the homes of registered Junior Kindergarten students during the summer outlining their preliminary transportation arrangements. If you have not received this letter by the middle of August and believe your child is eligible for bussing, please call NSTS at 905 357-6787 or email

Senior Aged Kindergarten Students:

If your child is returning for their second year of Kindergarten, their student information will be sent directly from the school to Niagara Student Transportation Services. Parents of students with an Ontario Education Number (OEN), which can be found on your child’s report cards, can enter the number on the NSTS website at in late August to view transportation arrangements for the upcoming school year.

First Rider Program

Each August, Niagara Student Transportation Services offers a First Rider Program at the Pen Centre in St. Catharines to teach new bus riders the proper way to ride a bus as well as the safety precautions needed on and off the bus.

To learn more about the First Rider Program and find other great information to help prepare your young rider for their first bus trip to school, visit