The John Muir Elementary PTSA held their annual Welcome Back Social just a few days after school started. Families, staff and community members greeted one another and met Blitz, the Seattle Seahawks mascot.
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.
- School and bus finder - Use this link to locate your child’s school assignment for the 2018-19 school year. Please note: Bus information for the 2018-19 school year is available, however it is subject to change. We recommend checking back the week before school starts to see if there are any updates to your student's bus route. When searching for kindergarten information, select the school and bus finder code KD.
- Bad Weather Bus Information - This link will be available in Fall 2018. Please check back.
Use this tool when buses are on snow routes. Some snow route bus stops are the same as regular route bus stops. Your current bus stop information may be the same on a snow day.
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 and preschoolers.
Bus routes may change slightly as the year goes on. Please check the School & Bus Finder for current route information. Postcards are mailed to all families who are eligible for bus service at the end of August.
School Assignment & Bus Finder
Note: Bus information for the 2018-19 school year is available, however it is subject to change. We recommend checking back the week before school starts to see if there are any updates to your student's bus route. When searching for kindergarten information, select the school and bus finder code KD.
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.