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Boundaries updated to reduce overcrowding

Redmond, Wash. – This fall, a boundary committee will be convened to analyze and make recommendations for the attendance areas of the schools affected by current/potential overcrowding in the Lake Washington area.

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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 23

    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?

    • 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 8/22/22)
     

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

    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.

    Riding the Bus

    Bus route information is available in your family’s Skyward Family Access account.

    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 use the School & Bus Finder on this page 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

    If you are looking for Pull-out Quest or Choice School schedules, please check Skyward.

    *For Kindergarten, select "KD" from grade dropdown. This tool is only used for general education students. If you have a 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.