• COVID-19 COMPLIANT - reliable private school transportation provider
    Bear Student Transportation Services
    Serving the Ottawa area
  • COVID-19 COMPLIANT - reliable private school transportation provider
    Bear Student Transportation Services
    Serving the Ottawa area

About Us

Bear STS is a friendly, safe and reliable private school transportation provider serving the Ottawa area. We provide transportation for children, of all ages and needs, to and from school, day care, after school care providers or extra-curricular activities such as recreational, sporting and tutoring activities.

We provide parents with peace of mind by ensuring their children are safely driven to their destination on time by experienced drivers with clean driving records who have submitted police record checks, maintain reliable vehicles while carrying appropriate vehicle insurance and have provided this service for a number of years through this company and others.

COVID-19 Measures

In alignment with provincial COVID-19 pandemic concerns, our vehicles are professionally cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis including daily interior cleansing with disinfectant wipes. Our drivers carry hand sanitizer and wear protective face masks while driving children. We expect that your children use the hand sanitizer upon vehicle entry and wear either face masks or shields as well.

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Contract Policies

  • Contracts are offered on a monthly and yearly basis
  • Monthly payments are expected on the last day of the previous month. Yearly contract payments are calculated through monthly payments, unless full payment is made at the start of the contract
  • Payments may be made by cash, cheque (with post-dated cheques for remaining months of service agreement) and etransfer
  • Non-payment or NSF will immediately cancel service. Service will resume upon payment receipt in full
  • NSF cheques will be subject to a $35.00 charge
  • No refunds for sick days, snow days or other personal reasons. If the child/children do not require transportation for a day, please notify us or your driver within 24hrs
  • Bear STS adheres to school board cancellations for the safety of the children and will notify parents by 7:00am of the day of cancellation. There is no refund for school cancellations
  • It is the parents’ responsibility to provide safety equipment such as booster/car seats
  • Cancellation requires a 30-day written notice to be submitted
  • There is an additional charge of $5.00 to walk children into the school to class and $5.00 to pick them up from class
  • Parents or caregivers must be home for drop off at the arranged time or the child will remain with driver at an extra cost of $30 for every 1/2 hour.
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Transportation Procedures

  • Children will be picked up at their homes in the morning at the agreed to pick-up time. Children should be ready for pickup at the agreed to pick-up time
  • Children must wear their safety belts at all times, no exceptions
  • Children will be dropped off at school according to school regulations
  • Children will be picked up in the afternoon at the agreed school location, no later than 10 minutes after the school bell has rung, unless previously agreed upon with the driver
  • Children that physically harm other children will have their services terminated. BULLYING will not be tolerated.
  • For safety reasons, eating and drinking are not permitted in transportation vehicles.
  • It is imperative that parents inform Bear STS and the driver of any issues that could possibly affect the safety of the child/children being transported such as custody issues, separation, restraining orders or any other legal matters.
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In order to provide an accurate rate, it is important that the following information is confirmed:

  • Pickup address
  • Dropoff address
  • Morning and/or afternoon pickups
  • Frequency (as in number of days per week or bi-weekly)
  • Length of service required
  • Number of children to be transported

Additional charges will be assessed for:

  • Booster/car seat service, if not provided by parents
  • Seat charge for additional children
  • Children needing to be dropped off and/or picked up directly in class by their driver

Please ensure that this information is added to our submission form found under “Contact Us”

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