The district assigns a student to attend a neighborhood school based on their address. To find out what your neighborhood school is and whether or not your student qualifies for bus service, you can check our online system.
Route information for the 2013-14 school year has been updated in the School & Bus Finder but it is always subject to change.
The website will list what neighborhood school your student will attend, whether or not your child will have bus transportation, and if so, when and where to catch the bus. It will also note when and where your child will be dropped off in the afternoon. Bus routes, stops and times are subject to change. It is recommended that you use this system to check route information from time to time. Bus route schedules are also available for downloading as PDFs.
If your student is eligible for transportation, you will receive a postcard in the mail each year, before school begins, listing the bus information for your student(s). This postcard contains the route number; bus stop location; and time of pick up and drop off. If you did not receive a postcard or would like to confirm the information, you can look it up online, by using the above links. Parents will be contacted by the driver with route information for special needs students, preschoolers, and kindergarten students with mid-day transportation.
The district provides transportation only to those students living outside the one-mile radius, unless the district has reviewed walk routes and determined no safe walk route is available. Within that boundary, our practice allows for elementary students to walk up to one and a half miles to school and middle and high school students to walk up to two miles. Students with walk distances that exceed these limits are eligible for bus service. These guidelines are used to establish all walk boundaries for the Lake Washington School District.
If you have a question about a bus stop, contact the Transportation Department at (425) 936-1120 or BusRoutes@lwsd.org. Calls and emails are answered in the order in which they are received. The Transportation Department does receive a very high volume of calls at the beginning of the school year; we appreciate your patience as we respond as quickly as possible.
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