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Two rising seniors from Nikola Tesla STEM High School (Tesla STEM) used mapping to tackle an important issue for a local endangered species. Siddhant Porwal and Druhin Bhowal brought awareness to the Southern Resident Orca Whale (SROW) population decline through state and national ArcGIS mapping competitions.

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    Bus routes for the 2022-23 school year

    Transportation is in the process of working on bus routes for the 2022-23 school year. Bus route information will be available to view in your child’s Skyward account by August 22

    Special education and preschool students will receive communication by phone from your child’s bus driver by August 31. If you have not received a phone call by September 1 please contact our dispatch office at 425-936-1120. Please remember this is a busy time of year and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  

    Transportation Health and Safety Protocols

    Wellness screening
    Parents should evaluate students for symptoms of illness PRIOR to sending them to the bus stop. If their student is sick, the parent would need to keep them home from school.

    What are the expectations for students on the bus?

    • Masks are required while on the bus.
    • All windows at the front and rear of the bus and all roof hatches will be open to maintain proper ventilation and to create a circulation of air flow – students should dress appropriately for the bus ride.
    • Eating and drinking on the bus is not permissible.
    • Students should maintain physical distance when entering and leaving the bus.

    Ill student onboard

    •  If a student appears to be ill while onboard the student will be assigned to a specified row.
    • Driver will call dispatch to notify the school.
    • The student will be sent to the health room upon arrival.

    (updated 1/10/22)
     

    The district provides transportation only to those students living outside a one-mile radius, unless the district has reviewed walk routes and determined no safe walk routes are 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.

    E-Link: Your student's bus & stop times* - COMING SOON

    2022-23 School & Bus Finder** - COMING SOON

    *How to log in to E-Link:

    • Username: Family ID (from Skyward)
    • Password: Student's date of birth. Example: 01/21/2005  =  01212005

    **For Kindergarten, select "KD" from grade dropdown. This tool is only used for general education students. If you have a student receiving special education services, or a preschool student, you will receive your bus information from the Transportation Department directly.

    Riding the Bus

    If your student is eligible for transportation and you have requested to sign up to ride the bus during online registration, you will receive an automated email to the primary email address you have on file prior to the start of the school year. The email will contain your child’s bus stop, times of pickup/dropoff and the route number. You may also use E-Link or the School & Bus Finder tool.

    Emails that are sent out are automated and based on the route information on the date they were printed and are subject to change. We recommend that you check the online route information the day before school starts to verify there are no changes. If you have questions about the email sent please email busroutes@lwsd.org.

    Parents will be contacted by the driver with route information for special needs students and preschoolers.

    Bus routes may change slightly as the year goes on. Please check the School & Bus Finder for current route information.

    We also recommend all students and parents download the bus tracking app that will help give you a live time estimate of when your bus will  arrive each day. You can get the app by going to the Apple Store or Google Play and downloading the Versatrans My Stop App on your mobile device. In order to login to the App you will need to have your Skyward Student ID which can be found by logging into the Skyward mobile app or accessing Skyward on your computer. More information is available on the My Stop App page.

    Additional bus schedules

    E-Link: Your student's bus & stop times* - COMING SOON

    2022-23 School & Bus Finder** - COMING SOON

    *How to log in to E-Link:

    • Username: Family ID (from Skyward)
    • Password: Student's date of birth. Example: 01/21/2005  =  01212005

    **For Kindergarten, select "KD" from grade dropdown. This tool is only used for general education students. If you have a student receiving special education services, or a preschool student, you will receive your bus information from the Transportation Department directly.

     

    Contact Us

    Dana Chandler
    Director of Transportation Services

    Laura Nugent
    Interim Transportation Manager

    Bus stop questions
    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 receives a high volume of calls at the beginning of the school year. We appreciate your patience as we respond as quickly as possible.