Transportation

Sunrise School Division uses 91 routes and drives 2.5 million kilometres per year to safely transport 76 per cent of our students to and from school every day.
 
Our Transportation Department’s policy follows the Manitoba Public Schools Act and Provincial regulation.
 

Eligibility

Who is eligible for bus services?
 
Rural K-12 students in Sunrise School Division may be eligible for busing services provided by the division if:
  1. their residence is beyond a designated walk zone from their school (using the most direct route from the edge of their home property to the school)
    1. Find more information about the division’s walk zones at www.sunrisesd.ca
    2. Lack of sidewalks in the walk zone does not create eligibility for busing
  2. they qualify for a Manitoba Education and Training Transportation Grant
  3. they are enrolled in a provincially recognized school program that is not offered in Sunrise, so they attend a school in another division.
 
School bus service may also be provided for K-8 students who need to cross in-service railroad tracks.
 
Transportation service to and/or from a daycare or sitter may be provided when the daycare or sitter’s address falls outside the walk zone and if the address is a pick-up/drop-off point on an existing bus route.
 
An “existing bus route” is a school bus route that provides transportation for eligible students as defined by the division’s Transportation Policy, the Manitoba Public Schools Act and Provincial regulations.
 

Walk Zones

Walk zones identify which addresses are eligible for transportation. For information on whether your address is considered eligible for bussing, refer to your child’s school walk zone map:
 
Note: Oakbank Elementary, Springfield Collegiate Institute and Springfield Middle School share the "Oakbank Elementary" walk zone. 

Weather

Sometimes, severe weather or poor road conditions in the winter months may cause some or all routes to be cancelled.
 
Sunrise School Division operations can be closed due to the following weather-related concerns:
 
  1. Extreme Road Conditions (Blizzard warnings, ice-covered or snow-blocked roads, etc.)
    1. Bus operations suspended
    2. All sites closed to students and staff
  2. Weather Conditions That Meet:
    1. -35 degrees Celsius or colder (without wind chill)
    2. -45 degrees Celsius or colder (with wind chill)
Sunrise bus operation suspensions and school closures are determined by region:
 
Region 1
 Region 2 
Region 3
Agassiz Adult Education
Anola School
École Beausejour Early Years
École Dugald School
École Edward Schreyer School
Gillis School
Hazelridge School
Oakbank Elementary
Springfield Adult Learning Centre
Springfield Collegiate
Springfield Middle School
 
Centennial School
Lac du Bonnet Senior School
New Directions
Whitemouth School
 
École Powerview School
Empower 
 
 
All information regarding late or cancelled bus routes will be posted on the Sunrise School Division website, www.sunrisesd.ca and an automated call will go out informing all parents of any changes to their children’s bus routes.
 
The following radio stations also broadcast public announcements on the cancellation of bus routes:
 
  • CJOB 786-3421
  • QX104 944-1031
  • CTV 775-8016
  • CFAM/CHSM Steinbach 346-5333 or 326-3737
  • Virgin 103.1 780-9467
  • Sagkeeng Wolf FM 367-2448
  • CBC 788-3641
 
Please do not call the Transportation Department for cancellation information until you have checked the website.
 
If bus transportation is cancelled in the morning, this cancellation will be in effect for the remainder of the day.
   
For more information regarding transportation, please contact our Transportation Department:
 
Transportation Office
1023 Selch Street
Beausejour, Manitoba
 
Phone: 204.268.2055
Toll free: 1.866.824.9545
Fax: 204.268.1453
 
Regular Hours: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.