Bus Routes & Information

  • Need Transportation?
    Regular transportation is provided for students residing outside the one-mile walking area of their home school attendance area. Please fill out the Transportation Request Form to request student transportation or to request a change to your current arrangement. Our transportation team will contact you after you have completed this form.
    If you are NEW to the district, please fill out our online enrollment form and indicate your need for transportation during that process. For any questions, please contact our transportation team at 360.279.5570.

    Routing Process:

    Route assignments typically occur within 3 business days. Forms are not processed during non-school days, holidays, or breaks.

    • Transportation receives the request.
    • Transportation updates Skyward and gets added to the routing system nightly.
    • The route is manually updated.
    • Driver and parents are notified of times, bus, and location

Kindergarten Riders

  • A parent or guardian must be present at the bus stop to pick up their Kindergarten child at the end of the day. If a guardian is unable to be present, they may designate another adult by submitting a written note to the Transportation Office in advance. The note will be kept on file upon request. Submit your request to the Transportation Director, Cathi Gutierrez.

Buddy Passes

  • For student safety, Buddy Passes are no longer accepted. Students may only ride on buses specifically assigned to them. This means that students will not be permitted to ride a bus that they are not assigned to, even with a note. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Walking to School

  • The district partners with the City of Oak Harbor's Safe Routes to School program to support families with resources such as a Walking School Bus, Bike Trains, and other safe route resources.  If you have any questions regarding walking routes, please call our staff at 360.279.5570. 

Keeping Children Safe Around the School Bus

  • Riding the school bus is a great, safe way to get children to and from school. Motorists, parents and students all play an important role in keeping students safe on and around the school bus. 

    Motorists can do the following to keep students safe: 

    • Follow the rules of the road by not passing a school bus when it has lights flashing and the stop sign out. There is no safe way to illegally pass a school bus when students are present. It’s illegal to pass a school bus within the roadway as it drops off or picks up passengers—regardless of the direction of approach.
    • Share the road and drive a slower pace and keep a safe distance from school buses. 

    school bus danger zones

    Parents/Guardians can do the following to keep students safe: 

    • Supervise younger children at the bus stop
    • Ensure your student arrives at the bus stop at least ten minutes early before the bus arrives to pick them up
    • Talk to your child about keeping a safe distance from school buses. They should stay three giant steps away from the road and not approach the school bus until it comes to a complete stop and the door opens. Children who cross the street or the parking lot to get on or off the bus should be at least five giant steps or ten feet in front of it. Before stepping onto the roadway, they should check for passing cars from each direction and wait for the OK signal from the school bus driver or crossing guard. Students should also never walk behind the school bus or attempt to pick up an item that is dropped outside of it without getting permission from the driver first. 

    school bus loading zones 




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