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.
Note: School assignments for new housing within the Einstein and Rockwell Elementary School boundaries have changed for 2014-15 and are reflected in this database. See the announcement for more information. In addition, a boundary process is going on now to change boundaries through the entire district for the 2015-16 through 2017-18 school years. That decision will be made by February 2015. All current school boundaries are 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 available to download 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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School / Bus Finder Information for Students in Kindergarten
Looking for the school your child will attend as a kindergartener?
In Step 1 of the School / Bus Finder, choose KA, KP, or KD. KA = AM Kindergarten, KP = PM Kindergarten, and KD = All Day Kindergarten, but choosing any one of these options in the School / Bus Finder will provide you with the name of the school your child will attend.
Looking to see if bus transportation is offered for your child in kindergarten and / or where the bus will pick up / drop off?
In mid-August, parents of kindergarten students will receive a postcard from the LWSD Transportation Department with morning or afternoon bus stop locations, if their student is in the bussing area. For more information, contact Transportation at (425) 936-1120.