As we continue to plan to have all our students back in classes on January 11, 2021, we wanted to inform parents and students of two important bussing updates.
Changes to Bus Companies
As we move into our 2021 school year, Holy Spirit Catholic School Division is excited to continue transitioning transportation services to our new carrier, Southland Transportation Ltd.
Here is an update of the changes:
The only noticeable differences will be the “SOUTHLAND” name on the side of the bus and a new driver equipped with Southland driver identification for those taking the bus. Otherwise, the bus routes and pick-up/drop-off times for the year will remain the same and can be accessed on the Lethbridge Transit School Bus website.
To contact Southland Transportation directly, call 587-425-4245. They are available Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm and, starting on January 11, 2021, from 6 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday.
Changes to Bus Loading Protocols
To improve bus safety at Father Leonard Van Tighem, we created two new open gates in the west fence. As students go out to the after school bus loading area, students may go directly to their bus if their bus is already there. If their bus is not there, students will wait on the grass by the sign of their bus route. By remaining on the grass and not the sidewalk, students will wait safely while the school bus drives up for loading. Once the bus stops, students may proceed to their bus.
Please contact the school if you have any questions.