Bus Transportation

Transportation to and from Eganville & District Public School and St. James Catholic School, Eganville, ON, Opeongo High School, Douglas, ON and Summer School program in Eganville, ON is provided by the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation.

Contact:
Della Meness, Manager, Education
(613) 625-2800 #239 Administration Office
mgr.education@pikwakanagan.ca

Ray Levesque, Bus Driver – EDPS & St. James
Janet Mundt, Bus Monitor
Donna Meness, Bus Monitor

Richard Smerdon, Bus Driver – Opeongo Highschool
Services contracted by Randy Commanda Bus Lines

Eligibility and Registration

  • Students requiring bus transportation services must be a resident of Pikwakanagan. Proof of residency can be obtained from the Lands, Estates & Membership Department.
  • Registration Forms must be completed.

Designated Bus Stops & Schedules

  • Bus stops and schedules are available to parents and/or guardians in August.
  • The bus schedules are developed around class start and end times:

IMPORTANT: Junior and Senior Kindergarten parents/guardians are to ensure that an adult is at the bus stop to meet your child. If there is no adult at the stop to meet student, the bus driver will return them to the Administration Office at 1657A Mishomis Inamo, Pikwakanagan for parent pick-up.

Cancellations

There may be times during the school year when it is necessary for the safety of our children to cancel student transportation services due to mechanical issues or bad weather (i.e. snow, freezing rain, floods, emergency road closures, etc.).

AoPFN will provide information on bus cancellations and/or delays via:

  • Website: aopfn.ca
  • Website: onthebus.ca – Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium
  • Facebook (aopfn)
  • Telephone – every attempt will be made to contact parents and/or guardians

In a situation where school buses are cancelled schools remain open to students.

When transportation is cancelled in the morning, it is cancelled for the whole day. If you choose to bring your child to school, you are responsible for their return home after school.

Bus Safety Rules/Regulations

AoPFN provides bus monitoring services to ensure bus driver and student safety.  The school buses and personnel operate under the guidelines of the Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium Agreement.  For more information please visit the site at http://www.rcdsb.on.ca.