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Kingston Transit ready to welcome high school students this September

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Kingston Transit is looking forward to welcoming high school students to transit as they head back to class this September. Students in grades nine to 12 who attend public, separate, and private schools or are receiving a home-based education in the City can ride Kingston Transit for free for the 2021-22 academic year.

Grade 9 students entering high school will need to obtain a transit pass card for the first time and all returning Grade 10 – 12 students with a valid pass from the 2020-21 school year will have their passes automatically renewed, the City of Kingston said in a media release, dated Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Students, parents, and guardians are encouraged to review the changes online at KingstonTransit.ca/StudentPass for information about how to get a Kingston Transit high school transit pass. 

Grade 9 Students

Kingston Transit will visit high schools in the area on the following dates to issue Grade 9 passes and to complete a transit training session.

  • Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School – Sept. 1
  • Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School – Aug. 30
  • Kingston Secondary School – Sept. 22
  • École Secondaire Catholique Marie-Rivier – Sept. 21
  • École Secondaire Publique Mille-Iles – Sept. 23
  • Frontenac Secondary School – Sept. 20
  • LaSalle Secondary School – Sept. 24
  • Bayridge Secondary School – Sept. 15
  • Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational Institute – Sept. 13
  • Ernestown Secondary School – Sept. 17

Grade 9 students wishing to obtain their transit pass prior to Kingston Transit attending their school can also obtain a transit pass by:

  1. Downloading and completing the Transit Card Registration Form available online at KingstonTransit.ca/StudentPass
  2. Bringing the filled-in form to City Hall, 216 Ontario St., or the Guest Services desk at the Cataraqui Centre, 945 Gardiners Rd., along with:
    • a 2021-22 Grade 9 student timetable and a birth certificate.

Grade 10 to 12 Students

Grade 10 to 12 students who had a valid transit pass in the 2020-21 school year will have their passes automatically renewed for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. These students do NOT need to take any action to have their passes renewed.

Grade 12 students returning for an additional year of studies will not have their passes renewed automatically and will be required to renew their pass by:

  1. Bringing their 2020-21 student transit pass to City Hall, 216 Ontario St., or the Guest Services desk at the Cataraqui Centre, 945 Gardiners Rd., along with their 2021-22 Grade 12 student timetable

Home-Based Education Students

Private school and home-based education students must contact the Kingston Transit Office by phone at 613-546-4291 ext. 2365, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to make arrangements to obtain their transit passes.

All Other Students

Students who have never had a transit pass or students who have lost or damaged their transit pass can obtain their transit passes by:

  1. Downloading and completing the Transit Card Registration Form available online at KingstonTransit.ca/StudentPass.
  2. Bringing the filled-in form to City Hall, 216 Ontario St., or the Guest Services desk at the Cataraqui Centre, 945 Gardiners Rd., along with:
    • a previous Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 transit pass, and a 2021-22 10, 11 or 12 student timetable; OR
    • a 2021-22 Grade 10, 11 or 12 student timetable and a birth certificate.

A $3 fee for a new or replacement card applies to Grade 10, 11 and 12 students.

For additional information about the High School Student Transit Pass, visit KingstonTransit.ca/StudentPass or call 613-546-0000.

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