School Bus Transportation
Busing is available for the start and end of the school day and cannot accommodate any before and after programming. If you require bus services, please inform your admissions counselor during the registration process.
In the event of severe weather conditions, classes may be canceled and this may affect transportation. Please check our website at www.mua.ca or call the school office for updates. Listen to radio stations [AM640, 416-646-8640; or AM680, or City News CP24; or others] for regular updates.
We usually follow all TDSB updates. The cancellation of the school bus service is a decision made in consultation with local service providers including bus operators, municipal staff, and the school boards in the early morning. Once a decision has been made to cancel the school bus service in the morning, all major media outlets are notified. If school buses are canceled, it is for the entire day regardless of what happens to the weather during the day.
When transportation services are canceled, schools may remain open. This decision rests with the MUA school operators. In the case of mildly inclement weather, where the school remains open, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to decide whether or not to send their child to school.
Code of Conduct on School Bus Vehicles
All school bus vehicles are considered an extension of the classroom and all school policies apply to the school bus. All transported students, whether on a field trip or home-to-school transportation, are expected to behave in a manner that ensures everyone remains safe. Students are accountable to the school principal who has the authority to ensure student conduct on the school bus is appropriate.
Due to the nature of the activity of riding a bus, the following are expectations for behavior and etiquette as per the MUA Code of Conduct.
All students must:
Respect other people’s property and belongings while waiting for the school bus;
Treat the driver with respect and follow his/her instructions;
Be courteous and respectful to others on the bus at all times;
Act appropriately in a manner that does not endanger the safety of oneself or others including, but not limited to;
Not engaging in any activity that interferes with the safe operation of the bus;
Remaining seated at all times, facing forward while the bus is in motion;
Keeping hands, arms, feet, head, and belongings inside the vehicle until the student has exited at his/her stop;
Not distracting or speaking to the bus driver except in the case of emergency;
Refraining from inappropriate behavior on the bus, e.g., throwing items, foul language, fighting, or bullying;
Not bringing alcohol, drugs or weapons onto the school bus;
Not touching safety equipment or emergency exits except in the case of an emergency;
Not eating or drinking on the bus;
Not littering and/or vandalizing the bus;
Not making any inappropriate gestures to pedestrians/persons in other vehicles.
Parents are responsible to arrange safe transportation with their driver to ensure their child arrives at school on time and leaves on time. MUA is not responsible for any students traveling via private transportation.
TTC / Public Transportation
Students between the ages of 13 to 19 years may obtain a TTC Student ID Card. This card is issued by the TTC staff, who join us for a photo day where students are given the option to pay a fee of $5.25 and receive an ID card.